Summer Reading for children, teens, and adults combine Wednesday July 27, 1-3 p.m. with a Bike Rodeo for the whole family presented by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Activities for ages 5 and up will be offered in the McEuen Park Plaza, next to the Veterans Memorial. This free activity is sponsored by Vertical Earth, the Friends of the Library, and the City of Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department.
Participants should bring their bikes and helmets for riding activities, bicycle inspections, helmet checks, and tips on maintenance and repair.
The Bike Rodeo is offered as part of Summer Reading for children with the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” and as part of Summer Reading for Adults. For a complete list of all Summer Reading activities visit the online calendar at www.cdalibrary.org. Click on the EVENTS link.
For more information call 208-769-2315.
 
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.

 

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 www.cdalibrary.org 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.

The Lake City Public Library (LCPL) – housed at Lake City High School – will have extended summer hours beginning June 13.
Hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.; and Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.
Located within the school library at 6101 Ramsey Rd., LCPL has its own collection of books, computers for public use, and public WiFi. The branch can be designated to receive items placed on hold from any library in the Cooperative Information Network.
According to Branch Manager JD Smithson the library will offer Summer Reading programs to be announced later. She noted that due to school district maintenance the branch will be closed Aug. 1-12.
The phone number at LCPL is 208-763-0814, its website is www.lcplibrary.org; and its e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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.

Entry forms are now available for the Fan Art Contest for Coeur d’Con – the library comic con at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Aug. 13.
Artists are invited to submit original work or to select a graphic novel, movie, or video game to depict. Entry forms can be picked up at any of the public desks at the library, 702 E. Front Ave, and at Lake City Public Library, 6101 N. Ramsey Road. The forms will also be made downloadable from www.coeurdcon.wordpress.com.
All pieces must be brought to the main library by closing time on Friday, July 29, to be considered for the public display.
Entries will be displayed at the library leading up to and during Coeur d’Con and will be judged by the public.
Information: 208-769-2315 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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.

 

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