The Summer Reading programs for July will culminate this week with “Beach Towel Days” at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave. Kids are urged to bring their favorite beach towels to their library programs and these special events presented as part of the “Make a Splash” theme:
► American Fisheries Society: Thursday, July 22, 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room and the park. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about fish in the Northwest. See live fish, a movie and hydrology/fish habitat stations. Enjoy Fish Bingo with prizes. All ages welcome.
► Summer Reading Water Works Carnival: Friday, July 23, 1-4 p.m. in the Community Room and the park. (Participating children need to turn a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian prior to the event. Slips are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library.) Carnival will feature Craft booths, a science fair, snow cones and “Extreme Science with Radical Rick” (be sure to bring your towels).
► Within a Days Drive 6: This is not part of Summer Reading, but an enjoyable program for the whole family. Local photographer Chic Burge, Camera Corral, will present a free slide show celebrating scenic sites and places to play within a day’s drive of Coeur d’Alene, Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. An exhibit of Burge’s photos from the show will be on display in the Parkside Gallery on the lower level at the library for the week following the program.
► Wednesday Movies: Free full-length movies will continue in the children’s library, but will move from Friday to Wednesdays, beginning July 28. The films are scheduled through Aug. 18 and screenings begin at 1 p.m. Call the children’s library at 208/769-2315 Ext. 438 for titles.
Anyone who needs accommodation to participate in a library program is asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208/769-2315. News about the library and other city departments is also available on the City of Coeur d’Alene news blog: cdacity.blogspot.com.