7 Days – 7 Ways to Use Your Library From Home

Day 1- Borrow free e-books and e-audiobooks:

We’ve got several options for you right now.

Borrow ebooks and eaudiobooks to read on your computer, phone, tablet, or Kindle e-reader by using the Libby app by Overdrive. Learn more at cin.overdive.com. Use your CIN Library Card number and your password is your last name in all-caps.

We’re also offering free eBooks to children ages birth to 18. Complete the form at this site — forms.gle/2Grj8hH1mwPvWSmH9 — and the library will send you an access code for 10 free eBook downloads. Limit one access code per child while supplies last. Families with multiple children may request an access code for each child in the family. This is a separate program from our normal online resources like Overdrive and Libby.

Day 2 – Use our free genealogy resources to work on your family tree!

If genealogy is your thing, and you’ve got some spare time right now, then check out our free resources.

Access Heritage Quest Online, from our website, with your library card number and your password of your last name in all-caps.


As an Idaho resident you also have access to MyHeritage on lili.org. Access billions of historical documents, photos, and so much more!


Day 3 Download and stream music for free!

Download 5 free songs per week and keep them forever! Right now there is also free unlimited streaming.

Access this service by logging in with your library card number at cinlibraries.freegalmusic.com. Download the Freegal Music App or use it from your desktop or device.

Day 4 – Learn a new language, or brush up your skills, for free!

We have two different programs to choose from-> Mango and Pronunciator
Mango is a single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology, and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations.

To access Mango, login to your account on our website (username= library card number, password= last name all-caps,) visit our Explore page, and click on Mango! You can either practice as a guest or create your own profile.


Pronunciator provides both guided and self-directed instruction for 131 foreign languages, and ESL for 51 non-English languages, along with Course Designer, which allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.

Pronunciator is a program that is available to all Idaho residents through the Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI.org) and only asks for you location to allow you to create a profile. Follow this link to find out more!


Day 5 – Check out our FB for teens and join us on Discord!

We’re doing our Teen Sketchbook Club, D&D, Library League of Legends, Book Club meetings, and more. Visit the FB page for more information.


You can also go directly to the discord signup


We’ve also created a website where teens will be able to find digital booklists, book recommendations, and website recommendations.


Day 6 – Check out our CDA Children’s Library FB page and join our Stay Home – Win Prizes program!!

On our CDA Children’s Library FB page find a plethora of activities, videos, and information! You’ll find:

Facebook Live Story Times with Mandi and our
Community Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt


Stay Home – Win Prizes Program


You’ll also find information about many other services that can be found for free right now!

Day 7 – Find newspaper and magazine articles from all over the country!

From our website, cdalibrary.org/explore, you can access:

Newsbank– which provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

EBSCOhost – a full text coverage of major newspapers covering critical news topics.

Login to cdalibrary.org with you card number and last name in all-caps as your password to access these services.

Also find cdarchives.org to view scans of the Coeur d’Alene Press!