Programs for Kids
How It Works
Join us at one of our summer kick-off events beginning June 1 to start your summer off with a blast!
Register online at CommunityLibrary.net/kids to track your reading all summer and earn great prizes.
Need a paper log to keep track of your reading? Stop by any library to pick up a copy!
Program begins June 1.
Early Learners, ages Birth-4 years
Reading together is fun and will create life-long memories for the whole family.
Keep track of the books you’ve read with our easy-to-use online platform, in a notebook, on our reading log, or however you choose!
Every early learner who registers for summer reading can earn a free book when they complete the Activity Log. Logs are available at each of our libraries and can be redeemed through August 31.
Early Learners can also join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Read 100 books this summer and receive prize. Then stop by the library for a photo-op, a milestone sticker, and a high-five!
Kids, ages 5-10 years
The more you read, the more Book Bucks you can earn to spend at the Universe of Stories Book Buck Store.
Whether you read books or magazines, someone reads to you, or you listen to an audiobook—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 class of your choice at Gizmo or a Family Pass to the North Idaho State Fair.
Level 1- 250 points: Glow in the dark moon and stars
Level 2- 500 points: 50 Book Bucks and a pass to the North Idaho State Fair
Level 3- 750 points: 100 Book Bucks and a free ride on the Carousel at Cd’A City Park
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 Buck Stores
Spend your Book Bucks at our Universe of Stories Book Buck Stores.
Shop any date listed that is convenient for you.
Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:00pm, Post Falls
Monday, August 19, 10:00-11:30am, Pinehurst
Monday, August 19, 2:00-3:00pm, Harrison
Tuesday, August 20, 10:00am-noon, Athol
Wednesday, August 21, 2:00-3:30pm, Spirit Lake
Thursday, August 22, 11:00am-12:30pm, Rathdrum
Saturday, August 24, 10:30am-12:30pm, Hayden
Summer Kick-off Party
Attend one of our kick-off parties to register for summer reading, learn about what we have to offer this summer, choose a free book, and stay for fun activities.
Watch out for our upcoming Summer Events! They will have this icon:
Athol Library has Awesome Special Events:
Farragut State Park
Athol Community Center
Stub Myers Park, Rathdrum
North Idaho State Fairgrounds
Check out Athol Library's recurring events for Kids:
Harrison Library has Wonderful Special Events:
Hayden Library has Incredible Special Events:
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Join us for our READOPOLY contest and Read Your Way to Prizes!
Monday, January 7 through Monday, April 8
To play Readopoly, read a library book from the Readopoly categories, and receive an entry to weekly prizes and to the Grand Prize (a $25 Amazon gift card) for each one.
There is no limit on how many books you can read, and super readers will have ample opportunity to win “bonus” entries. Pick your game board up today at any Library Network location.
Pinehurst Library has Phenomenal Special Events:
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Post Falls Library has Spectacular Special Events:
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Rathdrum Library has Fantastic Special Events:
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Spirit Lake Library has Unbelievable Special Events:
Check out Spirit Lake Library's recurring events for Kids: