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Programs for Kids

Programs for Kids


Spring Special Events

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Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

Image of a firetruck with a Spokane Shock football helmet and Community Library Network, Head Start, and Boys & Girls Club logos.

Post Falls Family Celebration!

Thursday, April 27 6:00-8:00pm

Enjoy a free dinner, make crafts, take home a free book, meet Spokane Shock players, tour a firetruck, win prizes, and so much more! Spend a fun evening with your family!

Activities are located at the library, Head Start, and Boys & Girls Club.

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Kindness Club is here!

Scroll down to each library to check dates and times.

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Spring Book Sale
at the Hayden Library

Friday, May 5, 5 - 8 pm

Saturday, May 6, 10 am – 2 pm

Stock up for your summer reading!

Find lots of great books, DVDs, audio book and more--most priced under $2!

For more information, visit CommunityLibrary.Net/Booksale.

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Great Reading Adventure Summer Reading

To register, visit CommunityLibrary.Readsquared.com.

For a sneak peek at a few of our upcoming events click here.

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Athol Library

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

Kindness Club is here!

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Writing cards to veterans and American-themed craft

Tuesday, April 25

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Kindness garden rocks

Tuesday, May 2

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Bird feeders and nest building

Tuesday, May 9


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Pre-school Story Time (Geared for ages 2-5, but everyone is welcome!)

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, snacks, and playtime!

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Harrison Library

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

Kindness Club is here!

All events, 4-5 pm

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Fleece baby blankets to donate

Monday, April 24

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Compliment boxes

Monday, May 1

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Bird feeders

Monday, May 8

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Hayden Library

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

Kindness Club is here!

All events, 4-5 pm

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Kindness to Yourself: yoga and zentangle

Monday, April 24

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Kindness to Friends: compliment jar and compliment cards

Monday, May 1

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Kindness to the Community: cards and letters for senior centers

Monday, May 8


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Little Renaissance Kids (Geared to ages 3-6)

Mondays, 10:30-11:30 am

Curious kids have questions about everything! Indulge your preschooler’s growing mind at Little Renaissance Kids story time where we’ll read one story together, then spend the rest of the time independently exploring weekly topics from the worlds of fine art, math, science, and active play!

Our weekly rotations include the following subjects:

Second Mondays: Art

Third Mondays: Math

Fourth Mondays: Science

First Mondays: Active Play

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Sensory Story Time (Geared to ages 3-6)

Mondays, 10:30 am

A story time geared to children on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. Explore books, songs, and movement in a structured, fun environment. Registration preferred—a picture schedule of the upcoming story time will be emailed so you and your child can discuss and plan in advance.

Baby girl loves to read

Book Babies Story Time and Stay and Play (Geared to ages Birth-2)

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Join us for this lively language enrichment story time which includes songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and a short story. After story time, stay for a baby-friendly play group!

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Preschool Story Time (Geared to ages 3-5)

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 am

Come enjoy seasonal stories, songs, flannel boards, crafts, and lots of interactive activities especially for preschoolers!

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Toddler Tales (Geared to ages 2-3)

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 am

Animals! Dancing! Celebrations! Stories, songs, games, crafts, and a surprise basket!

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Bonjour, Mes Amis! (Geared to ages 2-6)

Fridays, 10:30 am

Join us for 30 minutes of French fun! It’s never too early to start learning a foreign language, and we will help your child get a start on being multilingual with this story time filled with books, songs and poems—all in French! After story time, stay for play group! Play group begins at 11:15.

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Pinehurst Library

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

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Work It and Get Fit, Explore it, Share It and Build It with us each week.

After School It Club: Wednesdays, 1:45-3 p.m.

Homeschool It Club: 2nd Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (May 9)

April is Share it Month

Kindness Club is here!

After School, 1:45-3pm;

Homeschool, 10:30-11:30am (May 9 only)

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Dog treats for Pinehurst Pet Clinic

Wednesday, April 26

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Letters and poems for veterans

Wednesday, May 3

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Decorating grocery bags

Tuesday, May 9 (Homeschool), 10:30-11:30 am

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Decorating grocery bags

Wednesday, May 10, (After School)


Lion hand puppet

Pre-school Story Time (Geared to ages 2-5)

Wednesdays, 10 am

Stories and activities for the little ones, followed by play group.

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Post Falls Library

773-1506

facebook.com/pfkidslibrary

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

Image of a firetruck with a Spokane Shock football helmet and Community Library Network, Head Start, and Boys & Girls Club logos.

Post Falls Family Celebration!

Thursday, April 27 6:00-8:00pm

Enjoy a free dinner, make crafts, take home a free book, meet Spokane Shock players, tour a firetruck, win prizes, and so much more! Spend a fun evening with your family!

Activities are located at the library, Head Start, and Boys & Girls Club.

Kindness Club is here!

All events, 3:30-4:30 pm

773-1506

facebook.com/pfkidslibrary

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Nest building and bird feeders

Wednesday, April 26

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Cat pounce toys, make your own dog treats, and catnip yarn toys for the animal shelter

Wednesday, May 3

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Painting with seniors at Garden Plaza

Wednesday, May 10


Baby girl loves to read

Book Babies & Stay n' Play  (Geared to ages birth - 18 months)

Mondays, 10:30am

Stories, songs and rhymes just for little ones. Features traditional nursery rhymes & bouncing songs. Playtime for little ones with developmentally appropriate toys to follow.

Lion hand puppet

Pre-school Story Time (Geared to ages 3-6)

Mondays, 10:30 am

Explore the wonders of storytelling, puppets, action songs, flannel stories, take & make crafts and more!

Cute stuffed animal

Toddler Tales & Stay n'Play (Geared to ages 18 months - 3 years)

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, dancing, puppets, flannel stories! Playtime for little ones with developmentally appropriate toys to follow.

Lyre, telescope, and Leonardo da Vinci illustration

Little Renaissance Kids (Geared to ages 3-5)

Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Join us for a little bit of everything! Exploring, dancing, stretching, singing & rocking and rolling!

First Wednesdays: Around the World

Second Wednesdays: Dance Party

Third Wednesdays: Musical Storytime

Fourth Wednesdays: Yoga Storytime

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Bonjour, Mes Amis! (Geared to ages 3-6)

Thursdays, 11:00am

It’s never too early to start learning a foreign language. Get a jump-start on being multilingual with this story time filled with books, songs, silly French-speaking puppets, flannel stories & more!

cute kids dancing

Music & Movement (Geared to ages 3-5)

Thursdays, 11:30 am

Come prepared to move to music in this dynamic program! This program encourages parent-guided play as we engage in musical activities with parachutes, dance, instruments & more. Sign up required, space is limited.

Adorable toddler playing with book.

Family Story Time (Geared to ages birth - 5 years)

Fridays, 10:30 am

A Join Miss Morgan, Miss Cherie and the Crows for a rocking good time at the library! Playtime from 10:30-11 a.m., then fun stories, songs, puppets, and a take-home craft. 

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Rathdrum Library

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

Kindness Club is here!

All events, 3:30-4:30 pm

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Decorate paper bags for local grocery stores

Wednesday, April 26

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Yoga for kids (special story time program)

Monday, May 1

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Kindness garden rocks

Wednesday, May 3


Lion hand puppet

Pre-school Story Time (Geared to ages 3-5)

Mondays, 10:30 am

Join Miss Cherie for stories, songs, puppets, games and crafts sure to entice even the youngest readers.

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Spirit Lake Library

Image of hands holding a tree sapling with the Idaho Forest Products Commission logo in the corner

Celebrate Arbor Day 2017 by planting a tree!

Be sure and pick up a Blue Spruce seedling while at your child’s favorite program, courtesy of the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Seedlings will available this week, along with pencils and posters, while supplies last.

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Come join us for Build It, Play It, Paint It, Explore It, Make It and more!

After School It Club: Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15pm

Homeschool It Club: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm (May 3)

Kindness Club is here!

Homeschool, 2-3pm (April 19, May 3);

After School, 3:15-4:15pm

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Letters to veterans and art for our senior center

Tuesday, April 25

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Kindness garden rocks

Tuesday, May 2

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Compliment jars

Tuesday, May 9


Lion hand puppet

Pre-school Story Time (Geared to ages 2-6)

Tuesdays, 10:30 am

Stories, songs, crafts, snacks, and playtime!

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Happening this summer!

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Check out a few of our Great Reading Adventure Summer Reading Events!

JuggleMania teams up with Stunteddy

JuggleMania with Rhys Thomas

JuggleMania teams up with Stunteddy to tackle circus design and engineering problems.

Why?

Because thinking is fun – especially with a daredevil teddybear!

Mobius Science Center experiment with dynamic fluids

Superhero Science with Mobius Science Center

Scientists assemble! Marvel at superhero feats accomplished with the power of science!

We’ll gain Captain America’s strength through physics, recreate Hulk’s massive size with chemistry, transform into the Human Torch, and so much more!

Learn superhero-sized science with this fantastic demo.

Eric Ode with his Benjamin D. Dog puppet

‘Build a Better Dog House’ Show with Songwriter Eric Ode

Benjamin D. Dog (puppet) wants to build a new dog house — the world’s most amazing dog house!

With the help of the Tele-Traveling-Transportamatic (or is it really just a cardboard box?), Benjamin zips across the globe in search of inspiration.

He visits pyramids and palaces, castles and cathedrals in this music-filled, high participation concert from children’s author and award winning songwriter Eric Ode.

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Party at the Hayden and Pinehurst Libraries

Monday, August 21, 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

A solar eclipse is a special occasion! Here in North Idaho, the sun will be 92% obscured. Celebrate the All-American Solar Eclipse in style at the library with crafts (including a solar eclipse viewer as it is dangerous to look directly at an eclipse), activities, and a sun-sational snack! The Solar Eclipse Party will go from 10:15 am until 11:30 am. The eclipse will begin around 9:13 am and will end around 11:47. Eclipse maximum will be around 10:27 am. (Geared to ages 4-12).

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