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CdA Events Calendar - Kids

Kids' activities are endless in Coeur d'Alene!

365 DAYS OF FREE FUN & LEARNING EXPERIENCES

WORKSHOPS  |  playtime  |  READING  |  CRAFTS  |  COMPUTERS  |  SPORTS

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Special Library Programs

COMMUNITY LIBRARY NETWORK

(Post Falls, Hayden, Athol, Spirit Lake, Pinehurst, Harrison & Rathdrum)

www.communitylibrary.net

  • Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St.  208-773-1506

  • Rathdrum Library, 16320 Hwy 41; 208-687-1029

  • Hayden Library, 8385 N. Gov't Way; 208-772-5612

  • Athol Library, 30399 Third St.; 208-683-2979

  • Spirit Lake Library, 32575 N. 5th St., 208-623-5353

  • Harrison Library, 111 Coeur d'Alene Ave.; 208-689-3976

  • Pinehurst Library, 107 Main St., 208-682-3483

Click HERE for an awesome display of FREE monthly activities for children, teens & adults.

Ask about "Library of Things" which are collections/kits which can be borrowed for home use. Examples are: candy-making, Christmas stamps, egg incubator, telescope, felting, birdwatching, quilting, knitting, rock tumbler, cake decorating, crocheting, jewelry making/repair, dog cookie cutters, flora & fauna stamps, Chromebooks & more.

Explorer kits include: foraging, hiking, insects, wildflowers, trees & shrubs, rocks/gems & animal tracks. More info - contact Roxanne at roxannek@communitylibrary.net. 

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"Playland Pier Carousel"

**Special events: Oct 31 (Sat), 3-7 pm for Halloween rides & trick-or-treats; Nov 27 (Fri), 1-5 pm for downtown lighting ceremony.

COEUR D'ALENE CAROUSEL

439 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene

208-666-4879

 

Not quite FREE, but well worth $2.50 to ride the original Playland Pier Carousel (aka Coeur d'Alene Carousel) in 2022. Children under 42" tall ride with an adult (one token for both). Weight limits apply.

Hand-carved by the Herschell-Spillman Engineering Co. in New York (1922), the carousel has 20 ponies & 2 chariots. Click HERE for carousel history. 

Kids Bowling

"Kids Bowl Free" Program

**2022**

SUNSET BOWLING CENTER

202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA

208-667-2605

  • FREE bowling for kids (ages 2-18); coming again 2022

  • All participants must wear bowling shoes. Standard rental fees apply.

  • Times vary

  • Online registration HERE

Teen Students

Coeur d'Alene Library - Teens

702 E. FRONT AVE.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO

208-769-2315

www.cdalibrary.org

 

October programs include:

  • Teen Zone Take-out Crafts - www.tinyurl.com/cdateenzonetour

  • Teen Zone Blog - cdateenzone.weebly.com

  • Teen Zone Take-out Book Box Edition - tinyurl.com/cdateenbookbox

  • Teen Volunteer Opportunity - write reviews. Email cdateens@cdalibrary.org for more info. Access to reviews is here - cdateenzone.weebly.com/teen-reviews

  • Weekly programs on Discord: "VolunTEEN Council", Mondays, 4-5 pm; "Sketchbook Club", Tuesdays, 4-5 pm; "Teen D&D", Thursdays, 4-6 pm; & "eSports Club", Fridays, 4-5 pm. Apply for server at www.tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord 

 

For info on teen programs at CdA LIbrary, contact Angela Flock, Young Adult Coordinator at 208-769-2315, ext 463; or email aflock@cdalibrary.org

Baby in Playroom

RL "Training Grounds" Indoors

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES

1860 N. Cecil Rd., Post Falls

208-777-7325, Ext. 7155

Real LIfe Ministries invites kids in the community to "The Training Ground", an indoor play structure!  Hours are: 10 am-2 pm, Mon & Wed; & 11:30 am-2 pm on Tuesdays.

 

It is recommended for ages 2-12 years & is FREE! Don't worry - the playground is cleaned every day. :-) 

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Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids

702 E. FRONT AVE.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO

208-769-2315

www.cdalibrary.org

October virtual programs include:

  • Mondays, "Mindful Mondays", 10:30 am, ages 0-5

  • Mondays, "Bilingual Story Time", 2:30 pm, ages 0-5 

  • Wednesdays, "Wonder Wednesdays", 10:30 am, ages 0-5

  • Fridays, "First Chapter Fridays", 4 pm, ages 10-12

 

  • Oct 15, "Color & Cut Paper Program" begins. Pick up a Halloween Holiday House craft kit.

  • Oct 15, "Pumpkin Time Giveaway" begins at 9 am. Drive-thru (lower parking lot on McEuen Park side) to receive FREE pumpkin & decorating supplies.

 

For more info on children's programs, contact Delaney Daly, Youth Services Librarian, at 208-769-2315, ext 439; or email ddaly@cdalibrary.org

Families will enjoy "Storywalk" in McEuen Park, downtown CdA. Read "Sustain Coeur d'Alene" along the path near the library/playground. Local artist Lydia Howard wrote & illustrated the book as her LCHS senior project.

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Sensory Play Center

COMMUNITY LIBRARY NETWORK & NEIGHBORS-N-NEED

2700 E. Seltice Way, Ste 1 & 2, Post Falls

  • CLN & family-focused non-profit group, Neighbors-N-Need join forces to provide a FREE sensory play area

  • Relocation of Little Discovery Corner (from Silver Lake Mall)

  • More info - 208-772-5612, ext 121 (Karen), or email kareny@communitylibrary.net 

  • Neighbors-N-Need offers FREE autism seat belt covers (also used on purses, fanny packs, backpacks & belts.) Inside pocket holds emergency/medical info.

Kid's Art Supplies

"Crafts for Youngsters"

Various dates, times & locations

Crafts are offered FREE of charge (or at minimal fees) at these area businesses:

MICHAEL'S

Silver Lake Plaza, 225 W. Canfield Ave., CdA

208-772-6333

HOME DEPOT

220 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

208-676-1441

LOWE'S

901 W. Appleway Ave., CdA

208-665-1313

PILGRIM'S MARKET

1316 N. 4th St., CdA

208-676-9730

SERIGHT'S ACE HARDWARE STORES

1604 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls

14236 N. Hwy 41, Rathdrum

1217 N. 4th St., CdA

Explore! Have fun! (Note: Parents must accompany children to classes.)

Water Games

Cooling Splash Pads in Parks

SPLASH PADS IN AREA PARKS

Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Rathdrum

PUBLIC PARKS - FREE - **2022**

  • McEuen Park, 420 E. Front Ave., CdA

  • Landings, 3849 Long Meadow Dr., CdA

  • Bluegrass, 6071 N. Courcelles Parkway, CdA

  • Syringa, 2975 N. Bunchgrass Dr., PF

  • Tullamore, E. Bogie Dr., PF

  • Beck, 2610 Howell Rd., PF

  • Majestic, 5750 W. Majestic Ave., Rathdrum