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Programs for Kids

Programs for Kids

Early Learners, ages Birth-4 years

Each month complete a new activity game board and turn it in to any of our libraries to redeem your prize. Limit one activity board per month. Each completed activity board automatically enters you into the grand prize drawing for a Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box.

June: Maraca or tambourine
July: Sunglasses or bandana
August: Book of your choice

Grand prize drawing held Friday, August 31

Kids, ages 5-10 years

The more you read, the more Book Bucks you can earn to spend at the Libraries Rock Book Buck Store. Books, magazines, audiobooks- it all counts!

One minute of reading equals one point. For every 100 points over 1,100 you are automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for a Family Pass to the North Idaho State Fair or a class of your choice at Gizmo CDA.

Level 1- 250 points: Mustache lip whistle and choice of food coupon
Level 2- 500 points: 50 Book Bucks and a pass to the North Idaho State Fair
Level 3- 750 points: 100 Book Bucks
Level 4- 1,000 points: 200 Book Bucks and a free book of your choice
Level 5- 1,100+ points: Grand prize drawing entry 

Book Bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Spend your Bucks at our Libraries Rock! Book Bucks Store.

There will be books, school supplies, and treats. Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.

Rathdrum: Friday, August 17, 11am-1pm 
Harrison: Wednesday, August 22, 1-2pm 
Athol: Thursday, August 23, 11am-1pm 
Post Falls: Thursday, August 23, 6-8pm 
Spirit Lake: Friday, August 24, 11am-1pm 
Pinehurst: Wednesday, August 29, 11am-1pm 
Hayden: Thursday, August 30, 10:30am-12:30pm

Special Events

Cecil the Magician

Summer Readers are invited to our picnic in the park with games, crafts and hotdogs with all the fixings! We will also be giving away books!

Prepare to be spellbound as Cecil the Magician makes the impossible possible. You will leave wondering, “How did he do that?”

Let parking attendant know you are with summer reading program to have parking fees waived.

  • Harrison Library
  • Friday, August 3, 1:30 pm
    Other
    Q’emiln Park in the Grand Pavilion
  • Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am
    Pinehurst Library
  • Tuesday, August 7, 11:00 am
    Other
    Stub Myers Park
Hip Hop Dance with Mr. Bruce!

Get movin’ and groovin’ with Mr. Bruce, a professional hip-hop instructor, and learn some cool new dance moves. Geared to ages 5 - 10 years

 

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 pm
    Post Falls Library
Touch-a-Truck

See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close!

Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting for you to say hello!

  • Other
    Stub Myers Park
  • Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 am
    Hayden Library
  • Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 am
    Pinehurst Library
  • Thursday, August 2, 11:00 am
    Spirit Lake Library
Tween NERF Battle

Bring your NERF gun (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.  Geared to ages 8-12 years.

  • Hayden Library
  • Spirit Lake Library
  • Friday, July 27, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Rathdrum Library
  • Friday, August 3, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Pinehurst Library
Taiko Drummers

“Taiko” literally means ‘big drum’ in Japanese.

Come enjoy the dynamic rhythms of traditional Taiko drummers and storytelling. Bring your lawn chairs!

  • Post Falls Library
  • Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am
    Other
    Majestic Park
Rock Squad

R-E-A-D!

Come to this cheerleading class to learn sideline cheers, make spirit signs, and decorate your own megaphone. Geared to ages 5-10 years.
 

  • Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am
    Spirit Lake Library
Hayden Days

Two full days of non-stop fun at the bookmobile! Check out books, DVDs, and more.

  • Friday, July 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturday, July 28, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Other
    McIntire Family Park
Harrison Old Timers Picnic Parade

The bookmobile loves parades!  Come cheer us on!
 

  • Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am
    Other
    Harrison Old Timers Picnic Parade
Red Yarn Theater

The critters of Red Yarn’s farm are preparing for the big barn dance and they need your help!

The animal band needs to rehearse and everyone must cooperate to get ready. In this engaging music and puppet show, children will learn musical concepts like melody, harmony and rhythm. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

  • Monday, July 30, 11:00 am
    Pinehurst Library
  • Monday, July 30, 3:00 pm
    Athol Library
Touch a Truck, Spirit Lake

Step aboard the bookmobile and check out books, DVDs, and more.

  • Thursday, August 2, 11:00 pm
    Spirit Lake Library
Pinehurst Days Parade

Come look for the bookmobile in the parade!

  • Saturday, August 4, 11:00 am
    Other
    Pinehurst Days Parade
Pinehurst Days

Special performance by Cecil the Magician.

  • Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am
    Other
National Night Out, Hayden City Park

Step aboard the bookmobile and check out books, DVDs, and more.

  • Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Other
    Hayden City Park
Summer Yoga

Come to the library and experience the fun of yoga.

Learn new stretches and relaxation techniques. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

  • Thursday, August 9, 10:30 am
    Pinehurst Library
Athol Daze Parade

The bookmobile loves parades!  Come cheer us on!

  • Saturday, August 11, 9:00 am
    Other
    Athol Daze Parade
Summer Reading
1
Red Yarn Theater
Monday, July 30, 3:00 pm

The critters of Red Yarn’s farm are preparing for the big barn dance and they need your help!

The animal band needs to rehearse and everyone must cooperate to get ready. In this engaging music and puppet show, children will learn musical concepts like melody, harmony and rhythm. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Athol Daze Parade
Saturday, August 11, 9:00 am

The bookmobile loves parades!  Come cheer us on!

Summer Reading
1
Out of This World Space Party
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 pm

Learn about outer space in this fun and interactive event. It’ll be out of this world! Geared to kids 5-12 years.

Athol Book Bucks Store
Thursday, August 23, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Little Rock-It Scientists

Parents and their early learners will have a blast dancing, gardening, and independently exploring science stations at this hands-on story time! Come dressed to make a scientific mess! Geared to ages 2-5 years.

Athol: Tuesdays, June 19-July 31, 10:30am
Hayden: Tuesdays, June 12-August 7, 10:30am

Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, June-October, 9am-noon
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20

Summer It Club

Rock your summer with awesome weekly activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Robots, slime, construction, stop motion animation, and more. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Athol: Tuesdays, June 19-July 31, 2pm
Hayden: Tuesdays, June 12-August 7, 10:30am
Pinehurst: Tuesdays, June 19-August 7, 10:30am

Summer Reading
1
Cecil the Magician
Monday, July 9, 11:00 am

Summer Readers are invited to our picnic in the park with games, crafts and hotdogs with all the fixings! We will also be giving away books!

Prepare to be spellbound as Cecil the Magician makes the impossible possible. You will leave wondering, “How did he do that?”

Let parking attendant know you are with summer reading program to have parking fees waived.

Harrison Old Timers Picnic Parade
Harrison Old Timers Picnic Parade
Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am

The bookmobile loves parades!  Come cheer us on!
 

Summer Reading
1
Ice Cream Social
Monday, August 20, 1:00 pm

Celebrate the end of summer with an old fashioned ice cream social and games on the lawn.

We will have all the toppings and sprinkles to satisfy your sweet tooth and fun, life-size games for all ages.

Harrison Books Bucks Store
Wednesday, August 22, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Rock Out in the Park

Meet us at a park near you for outdoor crafts, stories, parachute play, and active family fun. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen!  Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Harrison: Mondays, June 11-August 27, 11:30am
Spirit Lake, Big City Park: Tuesdays, June 12-July 31, 11am (no program July 3)
Rathdrum, Rathdrum City Park: Thursdays, June 21, July 5, and July 19, 11am-noon (thanks to the famous Andy Armadillo who will be there on July 19. Also, thanks to Texas Roadhouse!)
Post Falls, White Pine Park: Fridays, June 15-July 27, 11am

Summer Reading
1
Touch-a-Truck
Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 am

See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close!

Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting for you to say hello!

Tween NERF Battle
Friday, July 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your NERF gun (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.  Geared to ages 8-12 years.

Hayden Days
McIntire Family Park
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 28 2018.
Friday, July 27, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, July 28, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Two full days of non-stop fun at the bookmobile! Check out books, DVDs, and more.

National Night Out, Hayden City Park
Hayden City Park
Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Step aboard the bookmobile and check out books, DVDs, and more.

Hayden Book Bucks Store
Thursday, August 30, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Little Rock-It Scientists

Parents and their early learners will have a blast dancing, gardening, and independently exploring science stations at this hands-on story time! Come dressed to make a scientific mess! Geared to ages 2-5 years.

Athol: Tuesdays, June 19-July 31, 10:30am
Hayden: Tuesdays, June 12-August 7, 10:30am

Hayden - Rock Out in the Park

Thursdays at 10:30 am through August 9th at the McIntire Family Park.

Meet us at a park near you for outdoor crafts, stories, parachute play, and active family fun. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen!  Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, June-October, 9am-noon
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20

Summer It Club

Rock your summer with awesome weekly activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Robots, slime, construction, stop motion animation, and more. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Athol: Tuesdays, June 19-July 31, 2pm
Hayden: Tuesdays, June 12-August 7, 10:30am
Pinehurst: Tuesdays, June 19-August 7, 10:30am

Summer Reading
1
Cecil the Magician
Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am

Summer Readers are invited to our picnic in the park with games, crafts and hotdogs with all the fixings! We will also be giving away books!

Prepare to be spellbound as Cecil the Magician makes the impossible possible. You will leave wondering, “How did he do that?”

Let parking attendant know you are with summer reading program to have parking fees waived.

Summer Reading
1
Touch-a-Truck
Tuesday, August 7, 10:30 am

See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close!

Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting for you to say hello!

Tween NERF Battle
Friday, August 3, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your NERF gun (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.  Geared to ages 8-12 years.

Summer Reading
1
Red Yarn Theater
Monday, July 30, 11:00 am

The critters of Red Yarn’s farm are preparing for the big barn dance and they need your help!

The animal band needs to rehearse and everyone must cooperate to get ready. In this engaging music and puppet show, children will learn musical concepts like melody, harmony and rhythm. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Pinehurst Days Parade
Pinehurst Days Parade
Saturday, August 4, 11:00 am

Come look for the bookmobile in the parade!

Summer Reading
1
Pinehurst Days
Saturday, August 4, 11:30 am

Special performance by Cecil the Magician.

Summer Reading
1
Summer Yoga
Thursday, August 9, 10:30 am

Come to the library and experience the fun of yoga.

Learn new stretches and relaxation techniques. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Pinehurst Book Bucks Store
Wednesday, August 29, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Summer It Club

Rock your summer with awesome weekly activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Robots, slime, construction, stop motion animation, and more. Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Athol: Tuesdays, June 19-July 31, 2pm
Hayden: Tuesdays, June 12-August 7, 10:30am
Pinehurst: Tuesdays, June 19-August 7, 10:30am

Pinehurst - Rock Out in the Park

Meet us at a park near you for outdoor crafts, stories, parachute play, and active family fun. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen!  Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Pinehurst, West Shoshone Park: Wednesdays, June 20-August 8, 10:30am (no program July 4)

Kids Rock!

Come rock with us and discover the mechanics of music and instrument making. Create your own musical instrument.  Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Post Falls: Wednesdays, June 20, 27, 2pm
Pinehurst: Thursdays, June 21-August 9, 10:30am

Summer Reading
1
Cecil the Magician

Q’emiln Park in the Grand Pavilion

Friday, August 3, 1:30 pm

Summer Readers are invited to our picnic in the park with games, crafts and hotdogs with all the fixings! We will also be giving away books!

Prepare to be spellbound as Cecil the Magician makes the impossible possible. You will leave wondering, “How did he do that?”

Let parking attendant know you are with summer reading program to have parking fees waived.

Hip Hop Dance with Mr. Bruce!
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jul 25 2018.
Wednesday, July 11, 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 18, 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 25, 2:00 pm

Get movin’ and groovin’ with Mr. Bruce, a professional hip-hop instructor, and learn some cool new dance moves. Geared to ages 5 - 10 years

 

Summer Reading
1
Taiko Drummers
Thursday, July 19, 6:00 pm

“Taiko” literally means ‘big drum’ in Japanese.

Come enjoy the dynamic rhythms of traditional Taiko drummers and storytelling. Bring your lawn chairs!

Post Falls Book Bucks Store
Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Rockin’ Tots

Move and groove at our toddler dance parties! Stories, puppets, bubbles, and play time, too!  Guaranteed to get the wiggles out!  Geared to ages 18 months-3 years.

Mondays, June 11-July 30, 11am (no program July 2)

Rock Out in the Park

Meet us at a park near you for outdoor crafts, stories, parachute play, and active family fun. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen!  Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Harrison: Mondays, June 11-August 27, 11:30am
Spirit Lake, Big City Park: Tuesdays, June 12-July 31, 11am (no program July 3)
Rathdrum, Rathdrum City Park: Thursdays, June 21, July 5, and July 19, 11am-noon (thanks to the famous Andy Armadillo who will be there on July 19. Also, thanks to Texas Roadhouse!)
Post Falls, White Pine Park: Fridays, June 15-July 27, 11am

Little Maestros

Bring your wee ones for bouncy time, song sharing, instrument play and bubble dancing to classical favorites! Stay for playtime and make a keepsake art project! Geared to ages birth-18 months.

Tuesdays, June 12-July 31, 11am (no program July 3)

All the Things! Story Time

Does your little one like dinosaurs, ice cream, and sharks?! Come to our All the Things Storytime for a little bit of everything!  Stories, puppets, lots of dancing, crafts, and hands-on fun. Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Wednesdays, June 13-August 1, 11am (no program July 4)

Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, June-October, 9am-noon
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20

Kids Rock!

Come rock with us and discover the mechanics of music and instrument making. Create your own musical instrument.  Geared to ages 5-10 years.

Post Falls: Wednesdays, June 20, 27, 2pm
Pinehurst: Thursdays, June 21-August 9, 10:30am

Summer Reading
1
Cecil the Magician

Stub Myers Park

Tuesday, August 7, 11:00 am

Summer Readers are invited to our picnic in the park with games, crafts and hotdogs with all the fixings! We will also be giving away books!

Prepare to be spellbound as Cecil the Magician makes the impossible possible. You will leave wondering, “How did he do that?”

Let parking attendant know you are with summer reading program to have parking fees waived.

Summer Reading
1
Touch-a-Truck

Stub Myers Park

Thursday, July 12, 11:00 am

See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close!

Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting for you to say hello!

Tween NERF Battle
Friday, July 27, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your NERF gun (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.  Geared to ages 8-12 years.

Summer Reading
1
Taiko Drummers

Majestic Park

Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am

“Taiko” literally means ‘big drum’ in Japanese.

Come enjoy the dynamic rhythms of traditional Taiko drummers and storytelling. Bring your lawn chairs!

Rathdrum Book Bucks Store
Friday, August 17, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Rock Out in the Park

Meet us at a park near you for outdoor crafts, stories, parachute play, and active family fun. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen!  Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Harrison: Mondays, June 11-August 27, 11:30am
Spirit Lake, Big City Park: Tuesdays, June 12-July 31, 11am (no program July 3)
Rathdrum, Rathdrum City Park: Thursdays, June 21, July 5, and July 19, 11am-noon (thanks to the famous Andy Armadillo who will be there on July 19. Also, thanks to Texas Roadhouse!)
Post Falls, White Pine Park: Fridays, June 15-July 27, 11am

Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, June-October, 9am-noon
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20

Garden Story Time

Please meet us each week at the Children’s Garden, Rathdrum for our summer story time. We will be doing various activities ensured to be so much fun for your child! If it’s raining we will meet at the Rathdrum Library. Geared to ages 3-5 years. 

Mondays, June 18-July 30, 11am (no story time July 2)

Summer Reading
1
Touch-a-Truck
Thursday, August 2, 11:00 am

See your favorite trucks and local heroes up close!

Ambulances, fire trucks, garbage trucks, and other big rigs are just waiting for you to say hello!

Tween NERF Battle
Friday, July 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring your NERF gun (or borrow one of ours) and your friends (or make some here) and battle in the stacks after hours.  Geared to ages 8-12 years.

Summer Reading
1
Rock Squad
Thursday, July 26, 11:00 am

R-E-A-D!

Come to this cheerleading class to learn sideline cheers, make spirit signs, and decorate your own megaphone. Geared to ages 5-10 years.
 

Touch a Truck, Spirit Lake
Thursday, August 2, 11:00 pm

Step aboard the bookmobile and check out books, DVDs, and more.

Spirit Lake Book Bucks Store
Friday, August 24, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Come on out to our Book Bucks Store.  There will be books, school supplies and treats!


Rock Out in the Park

Meet us at a park near you for outdoor crafts, stories, parachute play, and active family fun. Don’t forget your picnic blankets and sunscreen!  Geared to ages 2-6 years.

Harrison: Mondays, June 11-August 27, 11:30am
Spirit Lake, Big City Park: Tuesdays, June 12-July 31, 11am (no program July 3)
Rathdrum, Rathdrum City Park: Thursdays, June 21, July 5, and July 19, 11am-noon (thanks to the famous Andy Armadillo who will be there on July 19. Also, thanks to Texas Roadhouse!)
Post Falls, White Pine Park: Fridays, June 15-July 27, 11am

Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Stop by the Community Library Network table at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market for crafts and a free book for children birth-18 years.

3rd Saturdays, June-October, 9am-noon
June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20