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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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Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

702 E. Front Ave., CdA

208-769-2315

SPECIAL KIDS' PROGRAMS include:

  • Paws to Read

  • Saturday With the Symphony

  • Santa Scavenger Hunt

  • StoryWalk in the Parks

  • Take & Make Crafts

  • Kids' Movie at the Library

  • Creative Arts Club

  • Idaho Teen Reading Challenge

  • Teen Movie Matinee

  • Gift-Making Workshops

  • Gamers' Guild

 

WEEKLY CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS include:

  • "Baby Story Time" (0-18 mo), Tuesdays, 9 & 11 am

  • "Toddler Story Time" (18 mo-3 yrs), Thursdays, 9 & 11 am

  • "Pre-School Story Time" (3-5 yrs), Fridays, 9 & 11 am

For more info on children's programs, contact Youth Services Librarian, at 208-769-2315.

TEEN PROGRAMMING includes:

  • "Creative Arts Club", Thursdays (4-5 pm)

  • "Gamers' Guild", Fridays (4-5:30 pm)

For teen programs, contact Young Adult Coordinator at 208-769-2315. 

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Special Library Programs

COMMUNITY LIBRARY NETWORK

Click link above for event schedules at these libraries:

 

  • 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, Viewmaster & vintage reels, digital film scanner & Kodak 8 mm film projector.

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

Can't travel to the library? Let the full-service library-on-wheels come to you. Check out books & audiovisual materials for all ages. View the Bookmobile's schedule HERE.

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"Playland Pier Carousel"

COEUR D'ALENE CAROUSEL

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

208-666-4879

Seasonal

Not quite FREE, but well worth $2.50 to ride the original Playland Pier Carousel (aka Coeur d'Alene Carousel). 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. 

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Store Events for Youngsters

These businesses offer in-store activities, workshops & special events for children, FREE of charge (or for a minimal fee), on various dates.

LOWE'S

901 W. Appleway Ave., CdA

208-665-1313

MICHAEL'S

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

208-772-6333

Explore! Have fun! (Note: Parent/adult must accompany child.) Click links for event dates, details & registration.

HOME DEPOT

220 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

208-676-1441

CABELA'S

101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls

208-777-6300

Building Robot

Creativity at Gizmo

GIZMO-CDA

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE CAMPUS

Address TBA

208-929-4029

 

GIZMO-CDA is Coeur d'Alene's community makerspace for ages pre-K & older. It is a place where art, design, technology & tools join together the hands & minds of participants. 

 

Programs for kids & teens vary by season. Click HERE to see what Gizmo-CdA is currently offering FREE of charge.

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Skateparks & BMX Freestyle

CITY OF COEUR D'ALENE

"Woody McEvers Skate Park"

607 Northwest Blvd., CdA

 

This exciting skate park serves as a regional draw for skaters & experiences a large amount of use.

FREE & open to the public! More info & interactive map can be seen HERE.

CITY OF RATHDRUM

"Rathdrum Skate Park"

adjacent to P&R Dept., 7851 W. Main St. 

 

On .10 acres (4,200 sf), this concrete skate park is available for skateboard enthusiasts, complete with half-pipe, grinding boxes & rails.

 

It has outdoor lighting & is open 7 am-10 pm in the summer months.

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Home School Resources

HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

To empower learning at home, COMMUNITY LIBRARY NETWORK has launched a new website focusing on resources for home-schooling. See it HERE.

  • Help Getting Started

  • Libratory

  • Groups/Co-ops

  • Curriculum

  • Printables

  • Blogs

  • Educational You-Tube Channels/Podcasts

  • Field Trips (Local & Virtual)

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Water Games

Cooling Splash Pads in Parks

SPLASH PADS IN AREA PARKS

Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Rathdrum

PUBLIC PARKS - FREE

Seasonal

  • 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

Kids Bowling

"Kids Bowl Free" Program

SUNSET BOWLING CENTER

202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA

208-667-2605

Seasonal

  • FREE bowling for kids (ages 2-18)

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

  • Times vary

  • Online registration HERE

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