Summer Reading 2014 at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will use science to examine the world around us as well as share stories, music, books, and experiments.
Summer Reading, “Fizz, Boom, Read,” begins in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level, at 702 E. Front Ave., on June 16 and continues through July 30 when the library will host a Science Fair and Extreme Science with Radical Rick.
To kick off Summer Reading, on June 17, 2-3 p.m. the library will also have a free Magic Show with Dick Frost in the Community Room.
All programs, for ages newborn and up, are free and most do not require registration. Even if children do not attend programs, families are invited to visit the library for a Reading Log to keep track of the time children spend reading or being read to. For every three hours of reading time bring the log to the library to collect a prize.
Local schools are also participating in the library’s Summer Reading Traveling Trophy Contest. Each time a student visits the library they can vote for their school to receive the honor of having the trophy at their school library for the next school year.
Summer Reading programs include:
► Make It & Take It: Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon, crafts for 7-12 year olds.
► Monday Movies: Mondays, 1-3 p.m. - All ages.
► Science Stars Lap-Sit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for infants up to 2 years old accompanied by a parent or other caregiver.
► Techno Toddler Tales: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., stories, songs, bubbles and crafts for 2-4 year olds.
► Library Lab: Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m., create a science station for the Science Fair, STEM activities for 7-12 year olds.
► Reading Robots Story Program: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., stories, crafts, and fun for 3-5 year olds.
► Music & Motion: Wednesdays, 1:30-2 p.m., get into the groove, sing old favorites and learn new songs, 2-6 year olds.
► Build-A-Book Project: Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., art and writing workshop for 7-12 year olds.
► Summer Science Camp: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., stories, science, and crafts for 5-8 year olds.
► Lunch Bunch Book Club: Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m., bring your lunch, for ages 9-12, (advanced registration required).
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 3-5 p.m., for summer extra-long sessions to build and create for 5-11 year olds.
► Game Café: Fridays, 1-3 p.m., fun with board games for all ages.
► Stay and Play: Hang out in the story room after Techno Toddler Tales, Tuesdays, 11-noon, and Science Stars Lapsit, Fridays, 11-11:30, to play and visit.
► Reading Pals: An independent reading program for ages 5-8. Each time you come to read, pick out a beanie baby pal and pick out a comfortable spot to read aloud for 15-20 minutes. Earn a raffle ticket for a prize each time you turn your pal back in.
Summer Reading is supported by a grant from the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Children under 6 visiting the library need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.