The character of Belle from the Christian Youth Theater production of “Beauty & the Beast” will visit the children’s department at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 30, as Fall Reading Programs continue.
Belle will read a story, sing a song, and pose for photos with children at 11 a.m. – during the Tales for 2s and 3s program – and again at 4 p.m. in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level at 702 E. Front Ave. The CYT production is scheduled to be presented at the Kroc Community Center Nov. 1-11. For the schedule and ticket information visit www.cytnorthidaho.org.
As part of Idaho Family Reading Week the children’s library will host author Linda Konecny Wednesday, Nov. 7, reading her book, “Dave’s Thanksgiving,” at 10:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. A puppet show for all ages will be presented that day beginning at 4 p.m.
Fall programs continue through Nov. 16, take a break Nov. 18-24 and resume through Nov. 30. The library will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, for the Veteran’s Day holiday and Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.
All programs are free and most do not require registration. Fall programs include:
► Book Babies Lap-Sit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. For ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or other caregiver, this is an excellent way to introduce children to the sights and sounds of reading, storytelling, and related activities.
► Tales for Twos & Threes: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Stories and other activities for ages 2 and 3.
► Music & Motion: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Charge your brain cells and move your body while you sing old favorites and learn some new songs. For ages 3 to 5.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., and 1-1:30 p.m. Programs geared for the 3-5 age group.
► Game Café:Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. For ages 9-13, this activity introduces children to chess, checkers, and other traditional board games.
► LEGO Club:Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. Free LEGO building time for ages 5-10 with the library’s huge collection.
► Home Schoolers Game & Activity Hour: For home-schooled children ages 5 and up and a parent or other adult caregiver. Registration required at least one week prior to the program. Contact Jolie, 208-765-4393. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1-2:30 p.m. (Continues the first Tuesday of the month through June 2013.)
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.