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Programs for Kids

Summer Reading – How It Works

Can’t make it to a Kick-Off Party? Don’t worry, you can register online anytime. Need help accessing your Great Reading Adventure account? Stop by the library and a Super Librarian will be happy to assist you. Reading hours and activities can be logged June 1-August 31.

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Prizes for Reading

Infants & Toddlers ages birth-4 years

Dad playing with his toddler

For every 500 points you earn this summer by reading with your child, completing fun activities, and attending library programs, you will earn free books and prizes. Pick up your activity log beginning June 1, complete your activities, and log them on Great Reading Adventure.

Level 1 (500 points): Book of your choice

Level 2 (1,000 points): Prize of your choice

Level 3 (1,500 points): Book or prize of your choice

Level 4 (2,000 points): Pass to Li’l Builders End of the Summer Party, August 16

Level 5 (2,500+): Enter drawings for Duplo set or tabletop puppet theater

Kids ages 5-10 years

Kids building a toy building

The more you read, the more books you can choose for your at-home library. You’ll earn a free book or prize for every 500 points you earn by reading (or listening to!) books, attending fun library programs or volunteering in the community. Every minute read equals 1 point, attend a library program for 10 points, or volunteer in the community for 25 points!

Level 1 (500 points): Book of your choice

Level 2 (1,000 points): Pass to the North Idaho Fair and a prize

Level 3 (1,500 points): Book & a food coupon

Level 4 (2,000 points): Pass to Skate Plaza Summer Reading Celebration, August 15

Level 5 (2,500+ points): Enter drawings for a family pass to the North Idaho Fair, Hayden Discount Cinema movie passes, and Triple Play gift cards.

Teens ages 11-18 years

Teens working on an engineering project

Register and track your reading all summer to win cool prizes. Earn points for every book you read (or listen to!), library program you attend or community activity you complete. Every minute equals 1 point, attend a library program for 25 points, or volunteer in the community for 30 points.

Level 1 (500 points): Book of your choice

Level 2 (1,000 points): Prize of your choice (ear buds, food coupons, and more!)

Level 3 (1,500 points): King-size candy bar

Level 4 (2,000 points): Pass to Laser Tag Summer Reading Celebration at Strike Zone, August 16 & 23

Level 5 (2,500+ points): Enter drawings for a 4 pack pass to North Idaho Fair (rides and food included), Triple Play pass, Hayden Discount Theater Movie pass, and Gooey gift certificate.

Summer Reading Special Events

Ronald McDonald Show
For Pinehurst Library's last performance of the summer, join us for a Ronald McDonald show.
Bring a friend along and enjoy the entertainment. A light snack will be provided.
  • Wednesday, August 30, 10:30 am
    Pinehurst Library

Child playing with finger puppets
Summer Reading Party
Monday, August 28, 1:00 pm

Celebrate your summer reading achievements with games and prizes! Geared to ages 5-14 years.

Programs for Kids


Programs start Monday, June 12 and run weekly through Friday, August 11 unless otherwise noted.

Kids coloring
Last Tuesday of the Month - Mom ‘n Me Book Club and Play group

Last Tuesday of the Month, 2:30-3:30 pm - Moms need storytime too!

Read a book of your choice from a different genre each month, then chat about it at our book club on the last Tuesday of the month. Need to bring your little ones with you? No problem! We will have a play group at the same time for mom and kiddo social time! Play group geared to ages 2-6.

August 29: Historical fiction

Water wheel constructed from toys
Second Saturdays - Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

Second Saturdays at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market

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

August 12, September 9, and October 14.

Ronald McDonald Show
Wednesday, August 30, 10:30 am
For Pinehurst Library's last performance of the summer, join us for a Ronald McDonald show.
Bring a friend along and enjoy the entertainment. A light snack will be provided.

Thank you to our Summer Program Sponsors!

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Hayden Cinema logo

Skate Plaza logo Strike Zone logo Mountain View Cyclery logo
Texas Roadhouse logo Subway logo City of Hayden logo
Two Wheeler Dealer logo BarreU logo Family Guide logo
Silver Lake Mall logo North Idaho Fair logo Del Taco logo