NEW!!! Chess Drop in Class
Come join local chess aficionado Rodrigo Silveira for a fun and informal chess class beginning May 14th 11am – noon, and continuing on the second Saturday of each month. This class drop in is open to ages 18 and under, parents are welcome. Open to all levels from beginner to advanced, all you need to bring is an interest in chess!
Priest River Library Drama Club
An informational meeting will be held March 7th at 3pm at the Priest River library for anyone interested in participating in the spring production of “Cowgirl Cookie and the Case of the Missing Chocolate Chips” by Alexi Alfieri. This is open to ages 11-14 with the performance and bake sale at the Priest River Jr High auditorium on May 21. For more information or to sign up, contact the library at 208-448-2207 or [email protected].
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.
Glow, Go Grow!
April 7-May 12 @ Story Time Thursdays @ 10:30am
The University of Idaho Extension will return to the Priest River Library April 7th to teach their nutrition series for kindergarten and pre-k kids called Go, Glow Grow! The Go Glow Grow series is a 6 week series and always includes a food preparation and recipe sampling component like the older kids classes do. GGG will be part of the Priest River Story time on Thursdays from April 7- may 12. This curriculum consists of the following 6 lessons:
- Lesson 1 – Hand Washing: Participants will learn the importance of hand washing and identify at least one activity that they should wash their hands before or after doing.
- Lesson 2 – MyPlate Overview: Participants will learn about Go Glow Grow foods and make the connection between healthy foods and a healthy body.
- Lesson 3 – Go Foods: Participants will learn that Go foods help them run, jump, and play all day, that Go foods come from the Grains Group, and will be able to identify two or more Go foods.
- Lesson 4 – Glow Foods: Participants will learn that Glow foods make their hair shine and their eyes sparkle, that Glow foods come from the Fruit and Vegetable Groups, and will be able to identify two or more Glow foods.
- Lesson 5 – Grow Foods: Participants will learn that Grow foods help them grow bigger and stronger, that Grow foods come from the Dairy and Protein Food Groups, and will be able to identify two or more Grow foods.
- Lesson 6 – On the Move: Participants will learn to identify at least one activity they can do to exercise their body, recognize that exercise keeps them healthy and strong, and know that you move your body when you play.
MakeIt @ 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.
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.
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.
Saturday, May 7th, @2pm
Join Ms. Josie and Christa for a Full STEAM Oculus experience. We will be taking turns using the Oculus VR headset to explore new worlds and experiences including oceans, geography and… walking the plank! It’s amazing how far you can travel without leaving the room! Full STEAM is open to ages 8 and up. Registration is necessary and class size will be limited to allow for time.