Preschoolers and Home schoolers can enjoy stories, rhymes and activities once a week at each library. Blanchard’s Story Time is on Wednesdays a 11:30 and Priest River’s Story Time is on Thursdays at 10:30.
The Six (6) Early Literacy Skills: Join in the fun of Story Time while we work on the six skills of Early Literacy: Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Print Awareness, Print Motivation, Narrative Skills, Phonological Awareness. These skills will help your child become ready to read. Birth to preschool is the time to introduce your child to the world of books and reading. These skills will add to the success of your child’s early learning years.
Make It @ the Library
A maker program for ages 10 and up at the Priest River Library is held at 3pm on the third Thursday of each month during the school year. Recent projects have focused on functional art including leather working, para cord bracelets and glass painting. Future Make It projects will include art, cooking, STEM. Please register for the program by calling the library at 208.448.2207, email [email protected], or stop in at the Priest River Library.
Dio De Los Muertos Sugar Skull Painting
Thursday Oct 21st, 3pm
Learn about the history and culture behind Dio De Los Muertos in Mexico, while creating your own “sugar” skull. We will also be making Mexican hot chocolate as a special treat.
Fused Glass with Randy Haa
Thursday Nov 18th, 3pm
In one of her final classes before retirement, Randy will be teaching the basics of fused glass techniques. Participants will make an ornament or
sun catcher that will be fired and ready to hang in time for the holidays.
Thursday Dec 16th, 3pm
Anna Reed will be teaching participants how to create their own stuffed gnome. A silly and fun craft that can use upcycled materials to create one of a kind
For kids ages 5-9, this class will operate on the same principles as the Make It @ The Library program but for the younger children. Kids Krafternoon is on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3pm during the school year.. Please register for the program by calling the library at 208.448,2207, email [email protected], or stop in at the Priest River Library.
We’re back!! Beginning in August 2021, LEGO Day will return! Each Monday from 3-4:30 in Priest River and Blanchard we will bring out our Lego collection for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Full STEAM Saturday
Every first Saturday of the month in Priest River, kids ages 8 and up can explore different STEAM activities such as coding, robotics and circuitry. This class is held at 2 pm, (after library hours!) beginning in October and runs through the school year.
October 2nd 2-3 pm Kamigami Scavenger Hunt and Bug Races!
Test your coding skills and race your Kamigami bug around the library looking for clues.
November 6th 2-3 pm Fluffy Slime
It’s fluffy, it’s slimey, it’s fluffy slime. Come join us at the library for some chemistry magic….your parents will be glad you’re not trying this at home!
December 4th 2-3 pm Marshmallow Shooters
Maybe not a Red Rider BB gun, but these won’t put an eye out (ask your
parents)! Have fun making your own marshmallow shooter just in time for the holidays….they make great gifts too! Just don’t eat all of your ammo.