CdA Events Calendar - Kids
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Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids
COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY
702 E. Front Ave., CdA
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
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.
Special Library Programs
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 email@example.com.
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.
"Playland Pier Carousel"
439 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene
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.
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.
901 W. Appleway Ave., CdA
Silver Lake Plaza, 225 W. Canfield Ave., CdA
Explore! Have fun! (Note: Parent/adult must accompany child.) Click links for event dates, details & registration.
220 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA
101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls
Creativity at Gizmo
NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE CAMPUS
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.
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.
Home School Resources
Help Getting Started
Educational You-Tube Channels/Podcasts
Field Trips (Local & Virtual)
Photo Credit - Art on the Roof
Cooling Splash Pads in Parks
SPLASH PADS IN AREA PARKS
Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Rathdrum
PUBLIC PARKS - FREE
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 Bowl Free" Program
SUNSET BOWLING CENTER
202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA
FREE bowling for kids (ages 2-18)
All participants must wear bowling shoes. Standard rental fees apply.
Online registration HERE