Because of the holidays two library groups have moved their meeting dates.
The Library Board of Trustees will next meet Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., in the Jameson Room and will combine their November and December business. The board normally meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. Library trustee meetings are open to the public.
The Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library did not meet in November and will conduct its next meeting on Dec. 13, at 10:30 p.m., in the Gozzer Room. The Friends normally meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested in supporting the library is invited to attend.

The final presentation in the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame series at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library has been moved from Thursday, Nov. 17, to Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m.
The presentation by regional historian Robert Singletary will be about Ray Fahringer, an outstanding band and orchestra director in the Coeur d’Alene public schools from 1915 to 1953.
Fahringer established a tradition of excellence which continues to this day, Singletary said. 
“During his 38 year tenure Fahringer, a violinist and graduate of the Valpariso Music Conservatory, became known throughout Idaho and the Inland Northwest for his integrity, strict discipline, and the quality of his music programs,” he said.  “Several of his students are still involved in area music organizations. Some of them have been invited to be a part of the program that will honor Ray Fahringer as a member of the Inland Northwest Hall of Fame.”
The series, which profiles the men and women who have shaped the history of our region, is presented in partnership with the Museum of North Idaho, where Singletary is the programming and marketing director. Additional support has been provided by the Friends of the Library.

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.



Two adult activities are scheduled for December – A Well Knit Tale Knitting Club and Coffee and Coloring.
The Knitting Club will meet 3-4 p.m. in the Jameson Room on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m., with all skill levels for knitting and crocheting welcome. Bring yarn, needles, patterns, and projects if you have them. Refreshments will be provided.
The library’s Coffee & Coloring program for adults continues on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. We provide the materials and the coffee, or bring your own.
No registration is required for either program.

Children and families have another reason to read this summer.
A new online resource on the website for the Coeur d’Alene Public Library provides more than 600 free children’s e-books from any device with Internet access.
The fiction and nonfiction books from the Fable Learning site can be accessed by visiting and clicking the EXPLORE link. On non-library computers patrons need to log in with their library card number.
Fable Learning allows users to search for a title by name, author, or subject and to select titles based on grade level or Accelerated Reading searches.
Or users can simply browse all titles and covers  to see what captures their imaginations. The interactive books allows children to read the books as they would normally or to have the books read to them as words are highlighted on the page.
Remember, e-books still qualify as time for Reading Logs for Summer Reading at the library, even if the title is read to the child. Reading logs are available in the Seagraves Children’s Library on the lower level and at Lake City Public Library on Ramsey Road.
Fable Learning is one of several services for younger readers available online through the library’s EXPLORE link.
Others include:
► Tumble Books: Books younger readers can listen to.
► Novel List K-8 Plus: Books recommendations based on the readers’ interests.
► World Book Kids: Reference materials.
► Book Adventure:  A Sylvan Learning-maintained site with a free reading motivation program for ages K-8.
► Storyline Online: Streaming video from the Screen Actors Guild featuring actors reading children’s books.
► OverDrive: The library’s main e-book source also offers children’s titles that can be downloaded to computers, tablets, and e-readers for up to two weeks. Most books can also be read online where Internet access is available.
For user names and passwords associated with online resources call 208-769-2315 or visit the library at 702 E. Front Ave. Some services are provided courtesy of the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
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.