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Teens, elementary kids, and preschoolers are invited to read with us this winter!

We are participating in a national winter reading challenge, and as a community, our Children's Department goal is to read for 30,000 minutes (or 500 hours). Libraries that meet their goal could win a cash prize. Our Teen goal is for each teen to read at least 10 hours. Sign-up today and read with us now until  March 1st!

What's in it for you?

The Library is offering some fun prizes along the way for kids and preschoolers including ice cream cones, free books, and your choice of prizes from the prize bin! Plus, we will have monthly prize drawings in January and February, and final drawing at the End of Winter Reading Party at the Sandpoint Branch on March 6th! 

What about teens?

When you participate, you'll be entered into monthly prize drawings. Log your reading to win.

How do you log your reading?

To log reading online, you can set up individual reader accounts or families can set up family accounts on Beanstack - there's also an app for that! And if you already have an account from summer reading, just sign back in, enroll in the Winter Reading Program and start logging!

If you would prefer to keep track of your child’s reading on a paper log, print an elementary school log or a preschool log and bring it in to a library branch when it is complete. 

Library activities

While we have no activities specifically for winter reading participants, other than the final party on March 6th, we are offering lots of fun programs this winter, including storytimes, Make It programs, and special programs. Find dates and times on our events calendar.

Children’s Department Newsletter

Did you know we have a Children’s Department Newsletter? Sign up to stay informed about upcoming activities.

The Bookmobile has recovered from a long illness and is ready to serve East Bonner County once again!

A BRAND NEW SCHEDULE

Monday

  • Down for service

Tuesday

  • Selle Valley Carden School:
    10 AM - 12 PM
  • Samuels Store:
    1:30 - 3 PM

Wednesday

  • Careywood Firestation:
    11 AM - 12 PM
  • Westmond Store:
    12:30 - 2:30 PM

Thursday

  • Bonner Couty Fairgrounds:
    9:15 - 10 AM
  • Hope Market:
    12 - 3 PM 

Friday

  • Down for service

Saturday

  • Vay Store:
    11 - 1:30 PM
  • Sagle Peck Landscape Supplies & Farm Store:
    3- 3:30 PM 
updated 12/6/2018

This schedule was created based on results from an extensive survey we conducted to find out what days, times, and locations work best for you. We always value and welcome your feedback and suggestions.

WHAT'S NEW?

Booker has a new driver named Mandy. She is super excited to take him out for a spin to your favorite stops!

Booker will now have a new crate of FREE books each week. Pick up a free book to keep!

BUT I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS!

That's great! Mandy is very happy to introduce herself to you and answer any questions you might have: email or call (208) 263-6930 ext. 1252.

VR Web

Ready to try to whole new experience?

Explore the world with Google Earth VR, swim in the deep sea, go on a virtual tour, play arcade-style games or walk a plank suspended from an 80-story building - all from the safety of The Library!

New Hours!

15-minute drop-in sessions available on Tuesdays 3 pm -6 pm. First come, first served.

Reservations are available on Saturdays from 2 to 4. No waiting in line! Sign-up now! 
Participants must be present by 5 minutes after the scheduled start time or the reservation will be forfeited.

Last available start time is 1/2 an hour prior to ending times.

Minors must have a legal guardian's signature to participate. Participants 10 and under must have a legal guardian present while using the VR system.

Launchpad checkout

Check out Kids' tablet for 2 weeks!

The Library has had kids' tablets available for in-house checkout at the Sandpoint Branch for almost two years now.  We decided to get more so you can check the tablets out to use at home!

The tablets are called Launchpads. They are preloaded with educational apps, 100% secure, and made of durable materials. Each tablet is equipped with a set of themed math, science or reading apps aimed at a particular age range. Launchpads are built with a hardy plastic case and rubber frame for a worry-free digital learning experience. We have Launchpads for ages 3-5, 5-7 & 8-10!

Search Launchpad in the catalog to find a list of titles or to place one on hold!

Why Tablets?

Libraries are transforming, becoming technology education hubs. Playaway Launchpads allow a child to experience using a tablet regardless of their technology experience or financial access to digital devices. For questions or comments about this service, contact Suzanne Davis, 263-6930 extension 1211 or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

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