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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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Home School Resources

HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

www.communitylibrary.net/programs/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)

Child Painting Model Airplane

Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids

702 E. FRONT AVE.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO

208-769-2315

www.cdalibrary.org

January virtual programs include:

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

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

  • Fridays, "Self-Published Storytime", 4 pm, ages 0-5

  • Fridays, "Crafts on the Go", kits (make a wishing wand) for pick-up FREE of charge.

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

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

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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.

 

January activities for teens: Dungeons & Dragons, Little Weird Painting Club, Marvel Bingo, Anime Clubs, Teen Cooking Club, Paracord Crafting, Paint & Sip, Field Trip to Roosevelt Inn, & more  

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 - contact Roxanne at roxannek@communitylibrary.net. 

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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. :-) 

Kids Bowling

"Kids Bowl Free" Program

SUNSET BOWLING CENTER

202 W. Sunset Ave., CdA

208-667-2605

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

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

  • Times vary

  • Online registration HERE

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Literacy for Little Readers

LITERACY PROJECT OF NORTH IDAHO

"Literacy for Little Ones"

LAKELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Conference Room)

15506 N. Washington St., Rathdrum

(Jan 21, Feb 18,

Mar 18, Apr 15 & May 20)

1:30-2:30 pm

On the 3rd Friday of each month (thru May 20, 2022), young children are introduced to books through a FREE program called "Literacy for Little Ones".

Open to all, preschool-aged children & their parents/caregivers gather for fun reading/learning activities involving picture books & art. 

 

Participants may attend all classes, or go when possible. For more info, call 208-450-2669 or click registration link HERE.

Teen Students

Coeur d'Alene Library - Teens

702 E. FRONT AVE.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO

208-769-2315

www.cdalibrary.org

 

January programs include:

  • 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; "Winter Crafternoon", Tues (Dec 7), 4-5 pm; "Teen D&D: Strixhaven Academy", Thursdays, 5-6:30 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

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"Playland Pier Carousel"

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.