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20 Jan 2021
  • Preschool Story Time Online

    20 Jan 2021  10:30 am11:00 am
    tinyurl.com/cdalibrarypreschoolstorytime

    Stories and activities geared to children ages 3-6. The program is held via Zoom every Wednesday at 10:30 am beginning Wednesday, September 16th. Sign up here to receive the link and password for Zoom Preschool Story Time! tinyurl.com/cdalibrarypreschoolstorytime  
    Zoom Preschool Story Time is password protected for privacy. You will receive the link and password via email. You are not required to attend every session. You are welcome to keep your camera on or turn it off. Pick up that week’s craft at the library! You can do the craft with Miss Mandi during the story time or any time you choose!

  • Study Buddy (Tips & Power Hour)

    20 Jan 2021  4:00 pm5:00 pm

    Get personalized homework help, research tips and tricks, and find out how the library can support you during this difficult time of remote learning. Tips will be posted by 4pm every Wednesday.

    These are available on https://cdateenzone.weebly.com/.

    Join the Teen Librarian on the Discord server,for the Power Hour, an hour long virtual reference desk experience, and receive answers to tech questionsand research assistance from the comfort of your own home. 

    This office hour is available on the Discord server, which can be applied for here: https://www.tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord.

21 Jan 2021
  • SW5e (Teen RPG on Discord)

    21 Jan 2021  4:00 pm6:00 pm
    on Teen Discord Server

    Be part of an epic RPG campaign (based on the Star Wars universe). Have grand sci-fi adventures, using your imagination, strategic skills, and the power of teamwork. (for ages 13-19)

    Find out how to join the party (and more about the RPG system we’re using) by applying to the Teen Discord Server: https://tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord

22 Jan 2021
  • Book Babies Online

    22 Jan 2021  10:30 am11:00 am
    tinyurl.com/cdalibrarybookbabies

    Stories and activities for children ages newborn to 3 and their caregivers. The program is held via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 am beginning Tuesday, September 15th. Sign up here to receive the link and password for Zoom Book Babies!tinyurl.com/cdalibrarybookbabies  
    Zoom Book Babies is password protected for privacy. You will receive the link and password via email along with instructions on how to download and sign up for Zoom. You are not required to attend every session. You are welcome to keep your camera on or turn it off.

  • First Chapter Fridays

    22 Jan 2021  2:30 pm3:00 pm
    facebook.com/cdachildrenslibrary

    Join Miss Mandi every Friday to hear the first chapter of a chapter book. The video  will include book talks of the latest and greatest books we have at the Coeur d’Alene Library.

  • Library League of Legends (Discord Edition)

    22 Jan 2021  4:00 pm5:30 pm
    on the Teen Discord Server

    Hangout with other local teens while playing League of Legends together. Play together–apart! (for ages 13-19)

    This program is available on the library’s Teen Discord Server. Teens may apply for the server at https://tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord

25 Jan 2021
  • Mindful Mondays Livestreamed Story Time

    25 Jan 2021  10:30 am11:00 am
    https://www.facebook.com/cdachildrenslibrary/

    A Facebook Live story time every Monday at 10:30 am. Mindful Monday features books all about compassion, self-confidence, friendship, feelings, and kindness.

26 Jan 2021
  • Book Babies Online

    26 Jan 2021  10:30 am11:00 am
    tinyurl.com/cdalibrarybookbabies

    Stories and activities for children ages newborn to 3 and their caregivers. The program is held via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 am beginning Tuesday, September 15th. Sign up here to receive the link and password for Zoom Book Babies!tinyurl.com/cdalibrarybookbabies  
    Zoom Book Babies is password protected for privacy. You will receive the link and password via email along with instructions on how to download and sign up for Zoom. You are not required to attend every session. You are welcome to keep your camera on or turn it off.

  • Friends of the Library

    26 Jan 2021  10:30 am12:00 pm
    Coeur d'Alene Public Library Gozzer Room

    The Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library raise funds to support library programs for children and adults, and to purchase special items for the the collection, furnishings, and equipment. Friends volunteers operate Second Story Books in the library lobby. Meetings are open to anyone interested in supporting the library.

  • Sketchbook Club (Discord Edition)

    26 Jan 2021  4:00 pm5:00 pm
    on the Teen Discord Server

    Bring your own sketchbook to draw, doodle, and create, while you chat with your peers. Sometimes we watch drawing tutorials together, too! Weekly challenges and tips will be given at each club meeting time, so you’ll never have to worry about being uninspired. Even if you can’t join us during the club time, you can visit the server and post your artwork at anytime to be part of the social experience! (for ages 13-19)

    This program has been moved to the library’s Teen Discord Server. Teens may apply for the server at https://tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord

Books and Crafts On the Go!

The Coeur d’alene Public Library is providing kids and families with customized kits featuring around 5 books, a craft, and activities. Please allow 72 hours for us to process each request. When your request has been filled, we will call you to let you know it is available. You may pick up your books andContinue reading “Books and Crafts On the Go!”

Children’s and Teens Winter Reading Bingo

The Winter Reading BINGO challenge is our annual winter reading program that runs from December through February. You can also pick up a printed copy of the BINGO card from the library curbside service or you can download the children’s pdf BINGO card here: tinyurl.com/cdakidslibrarywinterreading and the teen’s pdf BINGO card here: tinyurl.com/cdateenwinterbingo. Finish theContinue reading “Children’s and Teens Winter Reading Bingo”

JD Smithson Named New Communications Coordinator

JD Smithson starts as the new Communications Coordinator at the library on December 16th, 2020. She fills the position previously held by David Townsend, who recently retired after 20 wonderful years of service. JD holds BS in Botany from Idaho State University and received her Masters of Library and Information Science from the University ofContinue reading “JD Smithson Named New Communications Coordinator”

Celebrate Jólabókaflóð with our free book giveaway.

Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) is the Icelandic tradition of book giving. It began in WWII, when paper was far cheaper than imported goods. People began giving books as gifts. The Coeur d’Alene Library would like to bring this tradition to you. From Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 31st, community members are invited to stop byContinue reading “Celebrate Jólabókaflóð with our free book giveaway.”

Singletary Online Lecture Canceled

Due to health-related circumstances, the Inland Northwest Milestones lecture by regional historian Robert Singletary that was to be streamed on YouTube today, Thursday, Oct. 22, has been canceled.The series, sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the Museum of North Idaho, is on hold until further notice.

Cd’A Library Returns to Curbside Option

In response to action taken Thursday by the Panhandle Health District (PHD), the Coeur d’Alene Public Library will offer only curbside service as of Friday, Oct. 23.COVID-19 case rates continue to rise in the PHD area. This combined with increasing test-positivity rates and current hospital capacity has resulted in the Board of Health moving KootenaiContinue reading “Cd’A Library Returns to Curbside Option”

Book Club Resumes Meeting Online

The Pageturners Library Book Club will resume discussions in November via Zoom meetings.The book club is reading “The Triumph of Seeds – How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History” by Thor Hanson and will discuss the book Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:15 a.m. Scholar Paula Coomer, aContinue reading “Book Club Resumes Meeting Online”

New Director Approved for Library

The Coeur d’Alene Public Library Board of Trustees approved hiring a new library director at its meeting Wednesday.Michael Priest, currently the director of the Prairie River Library District, will assume his duties Oct. 1. He replaces Bette Ammon who retires Friday, July 31, after serving as director for 15 years.Melissa Searle, references/technical services librarian, andContinue reading “New Director Approved for Library”

Writers Competition Winners Recognized

The winners in the 2020 Julie Meier Writers Competition at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library were announced Friday, June 26, in an online presentation streamed live on Facebook. The presentation can be viewed on the YouTube channel for the City of Coeur d’Alene. This year’s competition was impacted and delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic whichContinue reading “Writers Competition Winners Recognized”

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.Continue reading “7 Days – 7 Ways to Use Your Library From Home”

CIN Summer Reading