CdA Events Calendar - Kids

Kids' activities are endless in Coeur d'Alene!

365 DAYS OF FREE FUN & LEARNING EXPERIENCES
**LIBRARY EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED**

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"Playland Pier Carousel"

Saturdays  |  10 am-5 pm

Sundays  |  noon - 5 pm

(May through September)

COEUR D'ALENE CAROUSEL

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

208-666-4879

 

Not quite FREE, but well worth $2 to ride the original Playland Pier 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.

Varies - $2 rides (almost Free)

"Literacy for Everyone"

TBA  |  12:30-1:30 pm (M)

LAKELAND LITERACY PROJECT

Lakeland District Office

15506 N. Washington St., Rathdrum, ID

208-687-4371

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).

2nd Saturday - Free!

Coeur d'Alene Library - Teens

702 E. FRONT AVE.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO

208-769-2315

www.cdalibrary.org

HOURS

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-8 pm

Fri & Sat: 10 am-6 pm

Sun: noon-5 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for TEENS include:

  • Scribblers Society, 2nd & 4th Mondays in Jameson Room, 3-4 pm. Writers share their work & receive helpful ideas.

  • Sketchbook Club, Tuesdays on terrace or in Gozzer Room, 4-5 pm. Take sketchbook or use library art supplies to draw & doodle. Weekly prize drawings.

  • Teen D&D, Thursdays in Gozzer & Jameson Rooms, 4-6 pm. Use your imagination, strategic skills & teamwork to experience grand fantasy adventures. Beginners are welcome.

  • Library League of Legends, Fridays in Shirley Parker Storyroom, 4-5:30 pm. Take a laptop, or borrow one at the library. Snacks are provided.

  • Teen Movie Night, 4th Friday, 6-8:15 pm, a FREE event w/pizza.

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

Pinehurst Library

107 MAIN ST.

PINEHURST, IDAHO

208-682-3483

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon: 11 am-8 pm

Tues - Fri: 11 am-5 pm

Sat: 11 am-2 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include:  

  • Little Renaissance Kids (ages 2-5); Wednesdays, 10-11 am

  • It Club (ages 5-10); Wednesdays, 1:45-3 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for TEENS include:

  • Free to Be: Teen Hang-Out (ages 12-18); 2nd Wednesday, 4-5 pm

Spirit Lake Library

32575 N. 5TH AVENUE

SPIRIT LAKE, IDAHO

208-623-5353

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon: 10 am-5 pm

Tues, Wed & Thurs: 1-6 pm

Fri: noon-5 pm

Sat: noon-4 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include:  

  • It Club (ages 5-10); Tuesdays, 3:30 pm

  • Little Renaissance Kids (ages 2-5); Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am

  • Free to Be Teens (ages 11-18), 2nd Wednesday, 3:15 pm

"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

JC PENNEY KIDS ZONE

Silver Lake Mall, 200 W. Hanley CdA

208-762-2222

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

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

Varies - Free!

Post Falls Library

821 N. SPOKANE ST.

POST FALLS, IDAHO

208-773-1506

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-8 pm

Fri: 10 am-6 pm

Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Sunday: noon-5 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include: 

  • Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-6); Mondays, 10:30 am

  • Book Babies (birth-2 years old); Tuesdays, 10:30 am

  • Toddler Tales (ages 2-3); Tuesdays, 10:30 am

  • Little Renaissance Kids (ags 2-5); Wednesdays, 10:30 am

  • It Club (ages 6-10); Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

  • Music & Movement (ages 3-6); Thursdays, 10:30 am

  • Family Story Time (geared to ages 2-5), Fridays, 10:30 am

Reoccurring FREE activities for TEENS include: 

  • Free To Be: Teen Hangout (ages 12-18); Monday through Friday, 3-5 pm

  • Anime Club (6th-12th graders), 3rd Tuesday, 5-6:30 pm

  • Chess Club (all ages); 2nd Friday, 4-5 pm

Coeur d'Alene Library - Kids

702 E. FRONT AVE.

COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO

208-769-2315

www.cdalibrary.org

HOURS

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-8 pm

Fri & Sat: 10 am-6 pm

Sun: noon-5 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include: 

  • Sensory Storytime (ages 2-6); Mondays, 10:30-11 am. Special program for children with developmental disabilities or sensory-processing disorders. 

  • 21st Century Explorers (grades K-5); Mondays, 4-5 pm. Monthly topics vary for this after-school program.

  • Book Babies Lap-Sit (ages newborn-2); Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 am; & Fridays, 10:30-11 am. Stories & activities designed to keep babies happy. Parent or adult caregiver must be present.

  • Toddler Time Music & Motion (ages 2-3); Tuesdays, 11-11:30 am. Movement, songs & stories.

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5); Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am. Stores, activities & crafts.

  • Code Club (ages 7-12); Wednesdays, 4-5 pm. Use robots, Osmo & coding games.

  • Forest Friends Storytime (ages 3-6); Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am. Discover nature with indoor & outdoor activities, songs, crafts & stories.

  • Stay & Play (ages  newborn-3); Tuesdays, 11:30-noon; & Fridays, 11-11:30 am. After earlier programs, children can play while adults socialize.

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

"Saturday with the Symphony"

TBA  |  10:30-11:30 am (Sat)

COEUR D'ALENE LIBRARY

Community Room

702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID

208-769-2315

Children can get up close to musical instruments & players when members of the CdA Symphony Orchestra present programs for kids each month.

 

This is a FREE family program which may pique a child's interest in joining a band or orchestra.  

Saturdays - Free!

Athol Library

30399 THIRD ST.

ATHOL, IDAHO

208-683-2979

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon, Tues & Wed: 1-6 pm

Thurs: 10 am-6 pm

Fri: 1-5 pm

Sat: noon-4 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include:  

  • Little Renaissance Kids (ages 3-6); Tuesdays, 10:30 am

  • It Club (ages 5-10); Tuesdays, 4 pm

  • Imagination Explorers (all ages; geared to ages 5-10), 2nd Wednesday, 10:30 am

Rathdrum Library

16320 HWY 41

RATHDRUM, IDAHO

208-687-1029

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 10 am-6 pm

Tues: 10 am-7 pm

Fri: 10 am-5 pm

Sat: 10 am-4 pm

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include:  

  • Little Renaissance Kids (ages 2-5); Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am

  • It Club (ages 5-11); Thursdays, 3-4 pm

 

Reoccurring FREE activities for TEENS include: 

  • Free To Be: Teen Hangout (ages 12-18); 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4-5 pm

Gizmo's "Girls Who Code"

TBA  |  3:30-5:45 pm (T)

GIZMO-CDA

283 Hubbard St., Suite 142

Hedlund Bldg, at NIC, CdA

208-929-4029

 

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".

Every Tuesday - Free!

Harrison Library

111 COEUR D'ALENE AVE.

HARRISON, IDAHO

208-689-3976

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon & Wed: 10 am-5 pm

Fri: 1-5 pm

Sat: 10 am-5 pm

For FREE activities for KIDS, click HERE.

Hayden Library

8385 N. GOVERNMENT WAY

HAYDEN, IDAHO

208-772-5612

www.communitylibrary.net

HOURS

Mon - Thurs: 10 am-8 pm

Fri & Sat: 10 am-5 pm

Sunday: noon-5 pm

 

Reoccurring FREE activities for KIDS include:

  • 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 denisen@communitylibrary.net. 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

208-769-2315

4-5 pm, Thursdays (ages 5-11)

LAKE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

(AT LAKE CITY HIGH SCHOOL)

6101 N. RAMSEY RD., COEUR D'ALENE, ID

208-763-0814

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.

ATHOL LIBRARY

30399 THIRD ST., ATHOL, ID

208-683-2979

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.

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