Summer Reading for teens at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library continues through August and will include a special day for Doctor Who fans.
The Teen Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Teens ages 13 to 18 can pick up a reading log from any desk in the library, or can fill out a log online at http://bit.ly/SRPlogs. Teens earn one raffle ticket for every hour of reading they complete and submit. There are weekly prize drawings, as well as a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire HDX for all teens that complete 25 or more hours of reading during the summer. The deadline to turn in reading time is Aug. 31. Full rules for participation can be found at http://bit.ly/SRPinfo.
And remember all children and teens who participate in Summer Reading at the Coeur d’Alene library can have their overdue fines forgiven.
“Doctor Who” returns to BBC America with Series 8 on Aug. 23, and the library is gearing up for it with a special dalek-stravaganza of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey activities. Join us for games, crafts, trivia, and prizes galore in the Community Room on Aug. 16, 1-4 p.m., for a day of Whovian family fun.
Make your own sonic screwdriver, snack on some fish fingers and custard, take your picture with Cassandra or inside our nearly life-size TARDIS, and make sure you bring a banana. Because, as the Doctor says, “You should always bring a banana to a party - bananas are good.” This is an event for all ages, with something to do for every member of the family. There will be a costume contest for all ages, with prizes going to the winners, so dressing up is encouraged.
Other August programs include:
► Tuesday, Aug. 5, 4 p.m.: Physics Olympics: Egg Drop, Gozzer Room.
► Thursday, Aug. 7, 4 p.m.: Teens Craft: Mix CDs with Freegal, Gozzer Room. Freegal is the library’s resource for free downloadable music. Cardholders can download up to five songs a week.
► Friday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m.: Free Teen Movie, “Divergent” Shirley Parker Storyroom This is an after-hours activity so participants need to be in the library before it closes at 6. Snacks included.
► Monday, Aug. 11, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club: Godless, by Pete Hautman, Gozzer Room.
► Thursday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m.: Teens Craft: Tin Punch Lanterns, Gozzer Room.
► Monday, Aug. 25, 4 p.m.: Teen Book Club: Reader’s Choice, Gozzer Room.
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.