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Fill out the form below to register online. Bring a photo ID and proof of address to the Clark Fork Branch Library, the Sandpoint Library or the Bookmobile to complete your registration.
Proof of address can be your local address on your driver's license or photo ID, a utility bill with your local address or a copy of your rental or purchase documents. We must have your physical address to verify residency and your mailing address for correspondence.

What is a StoryWalk™?

StoryWalk™ gets children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children's book with related activities are posted along a self-guided trail. Follow the signs to learn and play! Stories are updated every month.

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What's in it for me?

Studies show that spending as little as 15 minutes outdoors can have a positive impact on our health. StoryWalk™ combines the outdoors with literacy, family bonding community connection. StoryWalk™ trails are short, accessible and dog-friendly (just be sure to keep your pup on a leash and bring your own mutt mitts to pick up after Fido).

When is it open?

Since StoryWalks™ are installed on self-guided trails, you can enjoy them on your own schedule any time of the year. Dress appropriately for the weather. Trails may be closed due to flooding or other hazards.

Where are they located?

The Library and Kaniksu Land Trust currently partner on two permanent StoryWalk™ locations:

  • Dover StoryWalk™: located at Dover City Park on Lakeshore Avenue near Dover City Hall.
  • Ponderay StoryWalk™: located at McNearny Park behind Panhandle Animal Shelter.

Another permanent StoryWalk™ location is at Northside School. Temporary StoryWalks™ are installed at various locations for seasonal and special events.

Follow our StoryWalk™ Facebook page to stay connected. New titles and their locations are posted each month.

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StoryWalk™ is made possible by partnerships with Kaniksu Land Trust,City of Dover and City of Ponderay.

 

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ZERO ROBOTICS 2017

JUNE 13 - JULY 20

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The Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program is an innovative and inspiring program for incoming 6th through 9th grade students that is truly out of this world! The five-week program that takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM - 2PM. 

The STEM curriculum introduces students to computer programming, robotics, and space engineering, and provides hands-on experience programming SPHERES (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). The program culminates in a tournament where winning teams’ SPHERES compete aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Middle school participants will get to see the SPHERES operate in space via a live feed from the ISS while NASA astronauts provide real-time commentary.

At the end of the summer, our code will be used on the International Space Station. Check out or flyer of visit zerorobotics.mit.edu for more details. Space is limited. Sign up early!

June 11 - August 8
Libraries Rock @ The Clark Fork Library

We offer summer reading programs and incentives for preschoolers through teens.

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Log reading between June 11th and August 7th to earn badges and prizes! 

Sign-up online today!

 

WHY READ THIS SUMMER?

  1. Reading several times each week helps kids maintain and further develop the reading skills they spent the previous school year developing.
  2. Books (and magazines), by exposing children to characters in a variety of situations, help children develop empathy.
  3. Reading exposes children to new ideas and information.
  4. You can read anywhere...at home, at the park, on a plane or at the doctor's office.
  5. Summer reading is fun!

When children read as few as eight books during the summer, they maintain the skills that they spent the past school year developing. If, however, they fail to read for three months, it can take until the end of November to regain the reading skills they had at the end of the previous school year. Summer reading makes the next school year easier.

THE BASICS

Summer reading is primarily about… reading!
This summer we are offering preschool and elementary participants the ability to keep track of their summer reading online! As participants log their reading, they earn badges. Kids can also write reviews and complete challenges to earn additional badges. When they reach goals, they earn drawing entries and prizes that they can pick up at the library. 

The library offers prizes to elementary children for ten, twenty, thirty, and forty hours of reading.

  • 10 hours: Ice Cream coupon
  • 20 hours: Free book
  • 30 hours: Library Choice (varies by library branch & age of participant)
  • 40 hours: Summer Reading t-shirt

Preschoolers receive prizes for reading (or listening to) books. For every 50 books, pick up a prize!

Final Summer Reading program and prize drawings will be on Wednesday, August 8th.

HOW TO SIGN UP AND EARN PRIZES

Summer reading sign-up and logging is all online!
Kids & teens can set up their accounts individually or you can make a family account!

Sign-up here!

If you would prefer to keep track of your child's reading on a paper log, you can a print a preschool or elementary reading log.

Teens: reading is based on book reviews rather than hours of reading. Teens earn incentives and drawing entries by reading and writing book reviews. To learn more, sign-up online. Create a teen account or add a teen to a family account.

LOG READING

Our online summer reading is powered by Beanstack. Go to ebonnerlibrary.beanstack.org (same place you signed up) to log your reading.

The "Beanstack Tracker" free mobile app is available in the Google Play store for Android devices and in the App Store for iPhones and iPads. You can log books by scanning barcodes, time your sessions, and view your reading stats at a glance!

Extended through August 31st! 
Libraries Rock @ the Sandpoint Library

We offer summer reading programs and incentives for preschoolers through teens.

LibrariesRock 

Log reading between June 11th and August 31st to earn badges and prizes! 

Sign-up online today!

 

WHY READ THIS SUMMER?

  1. Reading several times each week helps kids maintain and further develop the reading skills they spent the previous school year developing.
  2. Books (and magazines), by exposing children to characters in a variety of situations, help children develop empathy.
  3. Reading exposes children to new ideas and information.
  4. You can read anywhere...at home, at the park, on a plane or at the doctor's office.
  5. Summer reading is fun!

When children read as few as eight books during the summer, they maintain the skills that they spent the past school year developing. If, however, they fail to read for three months, it can take until the end of November to regain the reading skills they had at the end of the previous school year. Summer reading makes the next school year easier.

THE BASICS

Summer reading is primarily about… reading!
This summer we are offering preschool and elementary participants the ability to keep track of their summer reading online! As participants log their reading (starting June 11th), they earn badges. Kids can also write reviews and complete challenges to earn additional badges. When they reach goals, they earn drawing entries and prizes that they can pick up at the library. 

The library offers prizes to elementary children for ten, twenty, thirty, and forty hours of reading:

  • 10 hours: Ice Cream coupon
  • 20 hours: Free book
  • 30 hours: Library Choice (varies by library branch & age of participant)
  • 40 hours: Summer Reading t-shirt

Preschoolers receive prizes for reading (or listening to) books. For every 50 books, pick up a prize.

The Final Summer Reading program and prize drawings will on Wednesday, August 8th.

HOW TO SIGN UP AND EARN PRIZES

Summer reading sign-up and logging is all online!
Kids and teens can set up their accounts individually or you can make a family account!

Sign-up here!

If you would prefer to keep track of your child's reading on a paper log, you can a print a preschool or elementary reading log.

Teens: reading is based on book reviews rather than hours of reading. Teens earn incentives and drawing entries by reading and writing book reviews. To learn more, sign-up online. Create a teen account or add a teen to a family account.

LOG READING

Our online summer reading is powered by Beanstack. Go to ebonnerlibrary.beanstack.org (same place you signed up) to log your reading.

The "Beanstack Tracker" free mobile app is available in the Google Play store for Android devices and in the App Store for iPhones and iPads. You can log books by scanning barcodes, time your sessions, and view your reading stats at a glance!

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

East Bonner County Library District does not use personal information provided by online customers for purposes other than those stated and does not make such information available to other organizations. For details, please see the policy, Confidentiality of Library Records.

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East Bonner County Library District is not responsible for the accuracy of information or for privacy on the Internet and cannot control banner advertisements that appear on other websites. Users should be aware that materials available through this website may be subject to additional restrictions such as copyright. Please see our the Internet Safety and Internet Acceptable Use policies for more information. Additionally, the District does not nor will it ever endorse positions on any political issues.

PUBLIC COMPUTERS

The Sandpoint Library and Clark Fork Library have public computers with access to the internet, library catalog, information databases and Microsoft Office Suite. A computer can be used for up to an hour each day and extended up to another half hour if no one is waiting. Patrons can use a computer with a current library card number and pin.
Guests at the Sandpoint Library must stop at the technology desk upstairs to request a guest pass. Guest at the Clark Fork Library must stop at the circulation desk. A photo ID is required. Guests under 18 must have an adult present to obtain a guest pass. At the Sandpoint Library, reservations can be made at the reservation/printing station if a computer is not available.

Earbuds and thumb drives are available for sale at the Sandpoint Library technology desk.

  • Earbuds - $1.65
  • Thumb drives (2GB) - $4.20

PRINTING

Printing is available from the library computers in both color and black and white. We cannot load photo pape, labels or cardstock into the library copiers.
Public copiers are also available for copying, emailing and faxing services.

  • Color Copies (8.5 x 11) - $0.25
  • Color Copies (11 x 17) - $0.50
  • Black and White (8.5 x 11) - $0.10
  • Black and White (11 x 17)- $0.20
  • Scanning to Email - FREE
  • Fax (outgoing) - FREE
  • Fax (incoming) - $0.10

FREE WI-FI

Free wireless internet access is available at all library branches.

As with most public wireless hot spots, the library's wireless connection is not secure. Please take appropriate precautions when using this service. The library will not be responsible for any information that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.

Library staff can provide general information for connecting your device to the wireless network but cannot troubleshoot problems related to your wireless device or assist in making changes to your device's network settings and/or hardware configuration. The library cannot guarantee that your device will work with the library's wireless access points.

TECH TUTORS

Tech tutors are available at the Sandpoint and Clark Fork branches for free one-one technology help. Call the Sandpoint Library at 208-263-6930 or the Clark Fork Library at 208-266-1321 to book a half hour or full hour appointment. No question is too small.

TECH FOR KIDS

At the Sandpoint Library, Launchpad tablets are available for checkout at the circulation desk for an hour of in-library use. These tablets are filled with fun, educational games for kids ages 3-5, 5-7, and 8-10.

At the Clark Fork Library, there are two iPads in the Children's Area with ABCmouse app. These are available on a first come, first serve basis

Abcmouse.com is also available on any public computer or on devices connected to our public WiFi.

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