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  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location
    Monday, July 22, 10:00 am

    Kids are invited for 2 hours every Monday for excitement and adventure with #CdAReads!

    Come experience the imagination and lore of enjoying fun games and good books with your friends and mentors.

    Mondays, June 10-August 5, 10:00-11:30am, at Fernan Elementary

  • Post Falls Library
    Monday, July 22, 11:00 am

    Mondays, June 10-July 29, 11:00am (No program July 1)

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

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    Children’s Garden, Rathdrum

    Monday, July 22, 11:00 am

    Mondays, 11:00am, June 10-July 29 (No program July 1)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Hayden Library
    Monday, July 22, 1:00 pm

    Mondays, June 24; July 8, 22; August 5, 1:00-3:00pm

    Read with a buddy this summer!

    Kids ages 5 and up can earn minutes for the Summer Reading Club while practicing reading aloud with an encouraging teen volunteer or plush animal.

    Stop by anytime during the program to practice your reading.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Harrison Library
    Monday, July 22, 1:00 pm

    Hands-on STEAM creations from jewelry to robotics.

    Mondays, June 10; July 22; August 5, 1:00-2:00pm
     

  • Post Falls Library
    Monday, July 22, 2:00 pm

    Mondays, July 1-22, 2pm  

    Learn about Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Get the pro tips that will advance your business acumen and take your personal computing up a notch! 

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Monday, July 22, 6:00 pm

    Join us for an open mic event—bring your poetry, music, and comedy to share with your friends.

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    Spirit Lake City Park, Spirit Lake

    Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 am

    Tuesdays, 10:00am, June 11-July 30

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Rathdrum Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 am

    Tuesdays, June 25; July 23, 10:00am-noon

    Read with a buddy this summer!

    Kids ages 5 and up can earn minutes for the Summer Reading Club while practicing reading aloud with an encouraging teen volunteer or plush animal.

    Stop by anytime during the program to practice your reading.

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30am

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • Athol Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30am

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • Pinehurst Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-July 30, 10:30-11:30am

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30-11:30am

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Post Falls Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 5:00 pm

    Excited about 3D printing and would like a hand getting started? Attend our small group training sessions!

    You’ll learn about our 3D printers, how you can order a model to be printed, and learn about free 3D design websites.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm

    High Schoolers (9th-12th) are invited to join our Literary Alliance Book Club.

    Read a book (or more than one) in the genre before the meeting, share it, eat some snacks, and experience a theme-related activity.

    Book Made into a Movie, Tuesday, June 11, 6:00-7:30pm
    Poetry, Tuesday, June 25, 6:00-7:30pm
    Mystery or Horror, Tuesday, July 23, 6:00-7:30pm

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm

    Come listen to Gary Edwards as he plays guitar and sings a variety of music including originals focusing on Idaho.

    He also plays folk music and 50’s songs that were popular at Coeur d’Alene High School.

  • Post Falls Library
    Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 pm

    Jesse Warburton, AKA Brother Music, will perform a creative blend of blues and gospel music.  Enjoy light refreshments while listening to Jesse’s unique poetic sound.  

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, July 24, 10:00 am

    Wednesdays, June 12, 26; July 10, 24, 10:00am-noon

    Kids and teens are invited to drop by to try out a colorful new look!

    Hair chalk and awesome (temporary) tattoos will be applied by our teen volunteers.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 am

    Prepare to be spellbound as Cecil the Magician makes the impossible possible!

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    Shoshone Park, Pinehurst

    Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 am

    Wednesdays, 10:30am, June 12-July 31

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, July 24, 11:00 am

    Wednesdays, June 12-July 31, 11:00-11:30am (No program July 3)

    Join us for an out of this world good time with stories, songs, dancing, puppets, and flannel stories followed by a toddler-friendly playgroup.

    Geared to ages 18 months-3 years.

  • Harrison Library
    Wednesday, July 24, 1:00 pm

    You’ve heard of 3D printing, now try it for yourself! What can you create?

    Learn how 3D printing works, get your questions answered, and order a model today!

    All ages welcome.

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, July 24, 2:30 pm

    Wednesdays, June 12-July 31, 2:30-3:30pm (No program July 3)

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Rathdrum Library
    Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 pm

    Quiet Library is an audiobook club with crafts and all kinds of fun!

    Wednesdays, starting June 19-July 31, 3:30-4:30pm (no program July 3)

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    Stoddard Park, Hayden

    Thursday, July 25, 10:30 am

    Thursdays, 10:30am, June 13-August 8 (No program July 4)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Athol Library
    Thursday, July 25, 10:30 am

    Thursdays, June 20-July 25, 10:30-11:30am (No program July 4)

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Thursday, July 25, 10:30 am

    Join us for Makers club, a space where tweens can work on projects through sharing their ideas and knowledge.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Majestic Park, Rathdrum

    Thursday, July 25, 11:00 am

    Let’s play in the sun!

    Enjoy free books and family activities.

  • Spirit Lake Library
    Thursday, July 25, 11:00 am

    Thursday, July 11, 11:00am-noon: Doodle Rumpus with Charlie the Noise Guy
    Thursday, July 18, 11:00am-noon: Make a Star Finder
    Thursday, July 25, 11:00am-noon: Robot Mask

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Pinehurst Library
    Thursday, July 25, 2:30 pm

    Join us for a fun afternoon of friends, fun, soda, juice, and painting at the library.  We provide everything you need for a great time with friends.

    A Starry Night
    Athol, Wednesday, June 12, 4:30-6:00pm
    Hayden, Tuesday, July 16, 6:00-7:30 pm

    Constellations
    Spirit Lake, Tuesday, June 11, 2:30-3:30pm
    Pinehurst, Thursday, July 25, 2:00-3:30pm

    The Moon
    Athol, Wednesday, July 10, 4:30pm-5:30pm
     

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Athol Library

    Athol Community Center

    Thursday, July 25, 6:00 pm

    Bring your NERF gun (or borrow one of ours) as you prepare to voyage through Space: the Final Frontier.

    Bring a friend, or two, for even more fun and travel the cosmos in search of new life and civilizations.

    For Tweens Ages 8-12

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Q’emiln Park-Grand Pavilion

    Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm

    Enjoy the music of Zimbabwe with local youth. Dancing and participation is always encouraged.

    Bring a chair or blanket for this high energy outdoor concert.

    The whole family is invited to join us at Q’emiln Park at the Grand Pavilion for food, games, free books, along with the CDA Youth Marimba Band! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Let the parking attendant know you are participating in the summer reading program in order to park for free.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Friday, July 26, 10:30 am

    Are you ready to get your hands on some of the library’s coolest technology?

    In this elementary school program we will explore basic computer science concepts through interactive computing and digital making!

    Fridays, July 12, 19, 26, 10:30-11:30am

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    White Pine Park, Post Falls

    Friday, July 26, 11:00 am

    Fridays, 11:00am, June 14-August 2 (No program July 5th)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Post Falls Library
    Friday, July 26, 4:00 pm

    Parents and caregivers are invited to join us for this 2-hour workshop that introduces basic signs to use with their infants and toddlers.

    Parents are encouraged to bring their little ones along to join in the learning!

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    City Hall Park in Hayden

    Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am

    Stop by the bookmobile and play Cosmic Quiz.  

    Kids and adults can participate and take home a fun factoid totem.

    Community Library Network custom made PokéMOON cards created by our own Charlie the NoiseGuy

    PS. These are not Pokémon cards...they are PokéMOON cards!

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Farragut State Park

    Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am

    Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

    Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome. 

    *Pick up your free State Park pass at any Community Library Network library (Post Falls Library has run out of passes)

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Athol Community Center

    Saturday, July 27, 11:00 am

    Climb aboard the Hogwarts Express for our Harry Potter party hosted by the Spirit Lake and Athol Libraries.

  • Post Falls Library
    Saturday, July 27, 12:30 pm

    Who doesn’t love chocolate?  

    Discover the ins and outs of raw chocolate with Sally from the EurekaSally Gallery of Art and Chocolate in Wallace.  Get hands-on experience mixing—and tasting!--while you learn about the history and health benefits of cacao.  

    Space is limited, sign up to reserve your place!

  • community location

    Harrison Old Timer’s Picnic Parade

    Sunday, July 28, 10:00 am

    Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location
    Monday, July 29, 10:00 am

    Kids are invited for 2 hours every Monday for excitement and adventure with #CdAReads!

    Come experience the imagination and lore of enjoying fun games and good books with your friends and mentors.

    Mondays, June 10-August 5, 10:00-11:30am, at Fernan Elementary

  • Post Falls Library
    Monday, July 29, 11:00 am

    Mondays, June 10-July 29, 11:00am (No program July 1)

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • community location

    Children’s Garden, Rathdrum

    Monday, July 29, 11:00 am

    Mondays, 11:00am, June 10-July 29 (No program July 1)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Hayden Library
    Monday, July 29, 1:00 pm

    Mondays, June 17; July 1, 15, 29, 1:00-3:00pm

    Kids and teens are invited to drop by to try out a colorful new look!

    Hair chalk and awesome (temporary) tattoos will be applied by our teen volunteers.

  • Post Falls Library
    Monday, July 29, 2:00 pm

    DIY crafts, snacks, and great company meet up in this hour-long crafting class.

    We will guide you through step-by-step to create a one-of-a-kind craft you can proudly display for friends and family.

    Space is limited; sign up at the front desk. 

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Monday, July 29, 6:00 pm

    Middle Schoolers (6th-8th Grade) are invited to join our Literary Alliance Book Club.

    Read a book (or more than one) in the genre before the meeting, share it, eat some snacks, and experience a theme-related activity.

    Book Made into a Movie, Monday, June 17, 6:00-7:30pm
    Poetry, Monday, July 15, 6:00-7:30pm
    Mystery, Monday, July 29, 6:00-7:30pm

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    Spirit Lake City Park, Spirit Lake

    Tuesday, July 30, 10:00 am

    Tuesdays, 10:00am, June 11-July 30

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30am

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • Athol Library
    Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30am

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • Pinehurst Library
    Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-July 30, 10:30-11:30am

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30-11:30am

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Post Falls Library
    Tuesday, July 30, 2:30 pm

    Join us as we talk about books! We promise a great hour of laughter, sharing and conversation.

    Find out more at the front desk—space is limited. 

    July’s book is The English Girl by Daniel Silva. For more book club info visit our newsletter!
     

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Tuesday, July 30, 6:00 pm

    Teens compete in teams to replicate the Cupcake Baker’s beautiful and intricate creation.

    The winning team will get prizes! Will this event be a piece of cake or will it come crumbling down?

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, July 31, 10:00 am

    Wednesdays, June 19; July 17; July 31, 10:00am-noon

    Read with a buddy this summer!

    Kids ages 5 and up can earn minutes for the Summer Reading Club while practicing reading aloud with an encouraging teen volunteer or plush animal.

    Stop by anytime during the program to practice your reading.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 am

    See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close!

    Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting to say hello. Bring your camera for some fun photos of your kids engaging with our community partners.

    All ages welcome, but geared to 3-10 years.

  • community location

    Shoshone Park, Pinehurst

    Wednesday, July 31, 10:30 am

    Wednesdays, 10:30am, June 12-July 31

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, July 31, 11:00 am

    Wednesdays, June 12-July 31, 11:00-11:30am (No program July 3)

    Join us for an out of this world good time with stories, songs, dancing, puppets, and flannel stories followed by a toddler-friendly playgroup.

    Geared to ages 18 months-3 years.

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, July 31, 2:30 pm

    Wednesdays, June 12-July 31, 2:30-3:30pm (No program July 3)

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Rathdrum Library
    Wednesday, July 31, 3:30 pm

    Quiet Library is an audiobook club with crafts and all kinds of fun!

    Wednesdays, starting June 19-July 31, 3:30-4:30pm (no program July 3)

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Rathdrum Library
    Wednesday, July 31, 3:30 pm

    Teens compete in teams to replicate the Cupcake Baker’s beautiful and intricate creation.

    The winning team will get prizes! Will this event be a piece of cake or will it come crumbling down?

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Pinehurst Library
    Thursday, August 1, 10:30 am

    Join Prospect Group Fitness on the lawn at the Pinehurst Library for Family Zumba!

    Come shake it up and learn some new dance moves!

    This event is open to all ages!

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Stub Myers Park, Rathdrum

    Thursday, August 1, 10:30 am

    Athol, Rathdrum, and Spirit Lake will be having a tri-library, end of summer party.

    Join old and new friends at Stub Myers Park for hot dogs and lemonade. Cecil the Magician will help us say “goodbye, until next time” to summer.
     

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    Stoddard Park, Hayden

    Thursday, August 1, 10:30 am

    Thursdays, 10:30am, June 13-August 8 (No program July 4)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Thursday, August 1, 10:30 am

    Join us for Makers club, a space where tweens can work on projects through sharing their ideas and knowledge.

  • community location

    White Pine Park, Post Falls

    Friday, August 2, 11:00 am

    Fridays, 11:00am, June 14-August 2 (No program July 5th)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Athol Library
    Friday, August 2, 4:00 pm

    Teens compete in teams to replicate the Cupcake Baker’s beautiful and intricate creation.

    The winning team will get prizes! Will this event be a piece of cake or will it come crumbling down?

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Athol Library
    Saturday, August 3, 10:30 am

    Charlie the NoiseGuy uses vocal imitations to create mouth soundtracks and beats for his doodle rumpus, and you can too!

    If you like to make noise, you will love Charlie the NoiseGuy!

  • community location

    Pinehurst Days Parade

    Saturday, August 3, 11:00 am

    Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Pinehurst Library
    Saturday, August 3, 2:00 pm

    Teens compete in teams to replicate the Cupcake Baker’s beautiful and intricate creation.

    The winning team will get prizes! Will this event be a piece of cake or will it come crumbling down?

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location
    Monday, August 5, 10:00 am

    Kids are invited for 2 hours every Monday for excitement and adventure with #CdAReads!

    Come experience the imagination and lore of enjoying fun games and good books with your friends and mentors.

    Mondays, June 10-August 5, 10:00-11:30am, at Fernan Elementary

  • Hayden Library
    Monday, August 5, 1:00 pm

    Mondays, June 24; July 8, 22; August 5, 1:00-3:00pm

    Read with a buddy this summer!

    Kids ages 5 and up can earn minutes for the Summer Reading Club while practicing reading aloud with an encouraging teen volunteer or plush animal.

    Stop by anytime during the program to practice your reading.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Harrison Library
    Monday, August 5, 1:00 pm

    Hands-on STEAM creations from jewelry to robotics.

    Mondays, June 10; July 22; August 5, 1:00-2:00pm
     

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Monday, August 5, 6:00 pm

    Lightsaber duels, pancake design contest, music about seagulls, and much more.
     

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Pinehurst Library
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 am

    See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close at the Pinehurst Library parking lot!

    Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting to say hello. Bring your camera for some fun photos of your kids engaging with our community partners.

    All ages welcome, but geared to 3-10 years.

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30am

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • Athol Library
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30am

    Does your little one like stars, exploring, and adventure?

    Join us for Space Explorers story time where we explore all things space and travel through the cosmos. Stories, puppets, dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun.

    Geared to ages 2-5.

  • Hayden Library
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:30 am

    Tuesdays, June 11-August 6, 10:30-11:30am

    Do you want to travel to the stars? Do you wish you had your own robot? Join us each week to build, create, and explore space, robots, technology, art and more.

    Geared to grades K-5.

  • community location

    Hayden City Park

    Tuesday, August 6, 4:00 pm

    Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Tuesday, August 6, 6:00 pm

    Partake in a variety of activities having to do with ET, Men in Black, Doctor Who, Signs, Roswell, and more!

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, August 7, 6:00 pm

    Have you ever wanted to write a short story, but weren’t sure how to get started?

    We will help guide you through the process from creating compelling characters and a narrative arc to evaluating and making revisions. Meet other writers and get your project off to a great start at these workshops.

    Wednesday, August 7, 6-7:30pm: Crafting Compelling Characters
    Wednesday, August 14, 6-7:30pm: Shaping Scenes
    Wednesday, August 21, 6-7:30pm: Critiques and Revisions of 1st Drafts: A How-To

  • community location

    Stoddard Park, Hayden

    Thursday, August 8, 10:30 am

    Thursdays, 10:30am, June 13-August 8 (No program July 4)

    Blast off and join us for story time in the park. Enjoy stories, songs, games, parachute play, crafts, and active family fun each week.

    Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen. All are welcome, but the program is geared to ages 3-6 years.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Thursday, August 8, 6:00 pm

    Teens are challenged to compete to see who knows their Fandom the best!

    Prizes will be awarded.

  • community location

    Athol Daze Parade

    Saturday, August 10, 9:00 am

    Come see the bookmobile and your favorite librarians!

  • community location

    Athol Park

    Saturday, August 10, 10:00 am

    Saturday, August 10, 10:00-11:30am

    Kids and teens are invited to drop by to try out a colorful new look!

    Hair chalk and awesome (temporary) tattoos will be applied by our teen volunteers.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Monday, August 12, 6:00 pm

    Mark your calendars now to join us for our end of summer parties where you can claim your prizes and spend your Book Bucks! 

    Dessert buffet will be provided.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Rathdrum Library
    Tuesday, August 13, 1:00 pm

    Mark your calendars now to join us for our end of summer parties where you can claim your prizes and spend your Book Bucks! 

    Dessert buffet will be provided.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 pm

    Mark your calendars now to join us for our end of summer parties where you can claim your prizes and spend your Book Bucks! 

    Dessert buffet will be provided.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Pinehurst Library
    Wednesday, August 14, 4:00 pm

    Mark your calendars now to join us for our end of summer parties where you can claim your prizes and spend your Book Bucks! 

    Dessert buffet will be provided.

  • Athol Library
    Wednesday, August 14, 4:00 pm

    Want to learn how to grill like the pros?  

    Discover the secrets to barbecuing chicken on any grill with hands-on experience and great tips from Pit Master Dave Hart.  You get to sample the results!  

    Free.  No registration need. 

  • Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, August 14, 5:00 pm

    Excited about 3D printing and would like a hand getting started? Attend our small group training sessions!

    You’ll learn about our 3D printers, how you can order a model to be printed, and learn about free 3D design websites.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 pm

    Have you ever wanted to write a short story, but weren’t sure how to get started?

    We will help guide you through the process from creating compelling characters and a narrative arc to evaluating and making revisions. Meet other writers and get your project off to a great start at these workshops.

    Wednesday, August 7, 6-7:30pm: Crafting Compelling Characters
    Wednesday, August 14, 6-7:30pm: Shaping Scenes
    Wednesday, August 21, 6-7:30pm: Critiques and Revisions of 1st Drafts: A How-To

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Athol Library
    Thursday, August 15, 4:00 pm

    Mark your calendars now to join us for our end of summer parties where you can claim your prizes and spend your Book Bucks! 

    Dessert buffet will be provided.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Thursday, August 15, 6:30 pm

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Spirit Lake Library
    Friday, August 16, 1:00 pm

    Mark your calendars now to join us for our end of summer parties where you can claim your prizes and spend your Book Bucks! 

    Dessert buffet will be provided.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Kootenai County Farmer’s Market in Hayden

    Saturday, August 17, 9:00 am

    Stop by the Community Library Network table for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

    Hayden, Third Saturdays, June 15, July 20, August 17, 9:00am-1:00pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    Brickel Creek Coffee in Spirit Lake

    Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am

    Join library staff from Emerging Technology and Youth Services as we experiment with stomp rockets and experience brand new technology like 3D printers and virtual reality.

    Geared for ages 5-12 years, but all ages welcome.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Pinehurst Library
    Monday, August 19, 10:00 am

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Harrison Library
    Monday, August 19, 2:00 pm

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Athol Library
    Tuesday, August 20, 10:00 am

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    North Idaho State Fairgrounds

    Wednesday, August 21, 11:00 am

    North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

    Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

    Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Spirit Lake Library
    Wednesday, August 21, 2:00 pm

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Post Falls Library
    Wednesday, August 21, 6:00 pm

    Have you ever wanted to write a short story, but weren’t sure how to get started?

    We will help guide you through the process from creating compelling characters and a narrative arc to evaluating and making revisions. Meet other writers and get your project off to a great start at these workshops.

    Wednesday, August 7, 6-7:30pm: Crafting Compelling Characters
    Wednesday, August 14, 6-7:30pm: Shaping Scenes
    Wednesday, August 21, 6-7:30pm: Critiques and Revisions of 1st Drafts: A How-To

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Rathdrum Library
    Thursday, August 22, 11:00 am

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    community location

    North Idaho State Fairgrounds

    Friday, August 23, 11:00 am

    North Idaho State Fair dates: Wednesday, August 21-Sunday, August 25

    Read 500 minutes and earn your free pass to the Fair.

    Be sure to check out Charlie the NoiseGuy, Wednesday, August 21 and Friday, August 23, at 11:00am on the Big Stage.

  • Upcoming Season Programs
    Hayden Library
    Saturday, August 24, 10:30 am

    Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

    Post Falls, Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm
    Pinehurst, Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am
    Harrison, Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm
    Athol, Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon
    Spirit Lake, Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm
    Rathdrum, Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
    Hayden, Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm

  • Hayden Library
    Wednesday, September 4, 6:00 pm

    Sean Gaskell will present programs on the West African kora, a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.   Each program will last 60 minutes and consist of 6-7 songs.

    Between songs, Sean will talk about the kora, how it is built, who typically plays it and its cultural significance.

    Hayden Library, Wednesday Sept 4, 6:00-7:00
    Athol Library, Thursday Sept 5, 6:00-7:00
    Pinehurst, Friday Sept 6, 6:00 -7:00

  • Athol Library
    Thursday, September 5, 6:00 pm

    Sean Gaskell will present programs on the West African kora, a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.   Each program will last 60 minutes and consist of 6-7 songs.

    Between songs, Sean will talk about the kora, how it is built, who typically plays it and its cultural significance.

    Hayden Library, Wednesday Sept 4, 6:00-7:00
    Athol Library, Thursday Sept 5, 6:00-7:00
    Pinehurst, Friday Sept 6, 6:00 -7:00

  • Pinehurst Library
    Friday, September 6, 6:00 pm

    Sean Gaskell will present programs on the West African kora, a 21 string harp that is native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau.   Each program will last 60 minutes and consist of 6-7 songs.

    Between songs, Sean will talk about the kora, how it is built, who typically plays it and its cultural significance.

    Hayden Library, Wednesday Sept 4, 6:00-7:00
    Athol Library, Thursday Sept 5, 6:00-7:00
    Pinehurst, Friday Sept 6, 6:00 -7:00