A fantastic program for parents with preschool children (ages 2-5), "Lakeland Literacy Project" is FREE! Meetings are held once a month on the 4th Monday at which time parents & children read books & do "hands-on" learning together.
Attend all classes, or only ones that work for you. Sign-up is requested so enough supplies will be available. Click on registration link HERE.
TBA | 11 am-noon (Th)
"Shape Up 4 Kindergarten"
KELLOGG PUBLIC LIBRARY
16 W. Market Ave., Kellogg, ID
For ages 0-5, this early literacy program will continue every Thursday through May, 2020. Activities will focus on six early skills.
There's no charge to attend. Info - 208-786-7231
Varies - Free!
Book Exchange at the Barn
TBA | 6:30-7 pm (Sat)
BIG RED'S BARN
7397 N. Gov't Way, Coeur d'Alene
Talk to the animals on the 2nd Saturday of each month when THE MONARCH TRAIN teams up with barn animals & people who care about reading at Big Red's Barn Indoor Petting Zoo.
It is a book exchange, so take a used or new book. Each family that participates will be entered to win a brand new copy of the book being featured that evening.
Due to space limitations, tickets are required. Click on "The Monarch Train" link above for more details & online registration (which is FREE).
Book Babies (birth-2 years old); Mondays, 10:30 am
Sensory Story Time, Mondays,10:30 am. Call library to register.
Storytime Yoga,1st & 3rd Mondays, 2 pm
It Club (ages 5-10); Mondays, 4-5 pm
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-6); Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Toddler Tales (ages 2-3); Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Little Renaissance Kids (ags 3-5); Thursdays, 10:30 am
Finger Gym (ages 2-5); 2nd & 4th Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am
Donut House Story Time (ages 2-6); 3rd Friday, 10:30 am (meets at Donut House)
Reoccurring FREE activities for TEENS include:
Teen Anime Club (grades 6-12); 2nd Tuesday, 5-6:30 pm
Chess Club (all ages), 3rd Friday, 4-5 pm
Little Weird Painting Club (grades 6-12); limited space, so must register by emailing name & grade to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how to paint like Bob Ross; 2nd Saturday, 2-4 pm.
Building With LEGOs
COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY
702 E. FRONT AVE., COEUR D'ALENE, ID
4-5 pm, Thursdays (ages 5-11)
LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
(AT LAKE CITY HIGH SCHOOL)
6101 N. RAMSEY RD., COEUR D'ALENE, ID
4 pm, Tuesdays
Create, create & create more with a generous supply of LEGOs for building. Two locations - downtown CdA every Thursday (ages 5-11), & Lake City HS every Tuesday.
30399 THIRD ST., ATHOL, ID
3rd Thursday, 4 pm
Geared for ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome. Each month has a new theme - marble runs, zipline adventures, mini golf, races & animals.
Gizmo's "Girls Who Code"
TBA | 3:30-5:45 pm (T)
283 Hubbard St., Suite 142
Hedlund Bldg, at NIC, CdA
This is a FREE after-school program held on Tuesdays for 6th-12th grade girls who enjoy computer science.
Weekly gatherings will explore programming languages so participants can write apps, make clothes light up, build devices for problem-solving - all with the companionship of other girls/young women who want to create technology too.
For more info & to register, click HERE & scroll down to "Girls Who Code".
Various senior homes in Kootenai & Shoshone counties will host the FREE literacy event on the 2nd Sunday of each month, Children will experience the joy of hearing stories read by older folks, & of course, older folks adore children!
Families with children (all ages) are invited to attend & refreshments will be served - just RSVP HERE please.
If you have questions or would like to host one of the reading events, please call 208-718-2758.
"Music, reading, & writing can change lives."--Melody Alderman