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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.

LibrariesRock 

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!

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CHECK OUT OUR CLARK FORK SUMMER EVENTS THAT ARE LISTED BELOW
OR DOWNLOAD OUR MONTHLY PRINTABLE CALENDAR.

JUNE ACTIVITIES CALENDAR 

FAMILY EVENTS:

Tuesday, June 19th @ 3:30 pm: Reptile Man

Monday, July 23rd @ 2 pm: Bird Song

STORIES AND MORE:

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: Geared to ages 2 - 6.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday Wonders

Join us at 2 pm for a variety of programs.

June 13th: Make It
June 20th: Tracks with Diane Newcomer
June 27th: Make Bridges with Mobius
July 4th: Library CLOSED
July 11th: Camouflage with Amaryllis
July 18th: Ring-making with Weezil
July 25th: Drumming with DRUMatic Innovations
August 1st: Bats & Other Flyers with Diane Newcomer
August 8th: Party with Morgan/Amaryllis

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

All teen events are at 5 pm.
Registration is encouraged by calling Morgan at (208) 263-6930 ext 1245.

June 20th: Karaoke and Lip Sync
June 27th: Salsa Dance Lesson
July 11th: ATS Belly Dance Lesson 
July 18th: Sheet Music Art
July 25th: Music Trivia
August 1st: Sonic Pi
August 8th: End of Summer Reading Party & Prize Ceremony

Download a teen flyer

 

 

JUNE 11 - AUGUST 8
LIBRARIES ROCK @ THE SANDPOINT LIBRARY

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

LibrariesRock 

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 (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: Kids’ Concert ticket or 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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CHECK OUT OUR SANDPOINT SUMMER EVENTS THAT ARE LISTED BELOW
OR DOWNLOAD OUR MONTHLY PRINTABLE CALENDARS.

KIDS & FAMILY: JUNE CALENDAR
TEEN: JUNE CALENDAR

FAMILY EVENTS:

Tuesday, June 19th @ 6 pm: The Reptile Man - Meet a live alligator
Saturday, June 23rd @ 11 am: Bella Note Musical performance
Thursday, June 28th @ 5:30 pm: Mobius Science Center Show
Friday, July 13th @ 7:30 pm: Spooky Stories in the Cemetery with local storytellers
Wednesday, July 18th @ 6 pm: Family Karaoke with Wade Thames
Tuesday, July 31st @ 6 pm: Red Yarn Folk Music & Puppetry
Wednesday, August 8th @ 2 pm: Final Party
Tuesday, August 14th @ 8:30 pm: Star Party with Astronomer Sandy Nichols

Want event reminders? Sign-up for summer reading!

PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Storytimes**

Tuesdays @ 10:15 am: Mother Goose - a singing storytime for 0-3-year-olds
Tuesdays @ 11 am: Family Storytime - join us for stories and fun crafts
**July storytimes will be held at Travers Park with no programs on July 3rd.


Little Mozarts

Saturdays at 10:30 am beginning June 30th: 
Join Michelle Handy for a free seven-week Little Mozarts session. For ages 18 months - 4 years.
Reserve your child's spot today. (208)263-6930 ext. 1211.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE ACTIVITIES:

Monday Madness

Join us at 10:30 am for a variety of programs.
June 25th:
 Rock Out!: A rock program with Nancy Scott
July 9th: Music & Dance
July 16th: Animal Tracks
July 23rd: Bird Song
July 30th: Readers’ Theatre


Crafternoon

Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Crafters of all ages are welcome but crafts are geared to ages 7 and older. Please make plans to attend with children under 10.

June 27th: Musical Relief
July 11th: Ring-Making with Weezil
July 25th: Rock Painting


STEM in the Park

Thursdays at 1:00 pm, June 21st - July 26th.  Join us for some STEM fun at Travers Park.(STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering, and math”). Programs are geared to ages 7-11, but all are welcome. There is no program on July 5th.

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

All teen events are at 5 pm unless noted.
Registration is encouraged by calling Morgan at (208) 263-6930 ext 1245.

June 12th: Swing Dance Lesson 
June 21st:
 Karaoke and Lip Sync
June 28th: Music Trivia
July 10th: ATS Belly Dance Lesson 
July 17th: Sheet Music Art
July 27th @ 8 PM: National Teen Lock-in & Nerf Battle
August 2nd: Sonic Pi
August 7th: End of Summer Reading Party & Prize Ceremony

Download a teen flyer

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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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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 EBCLD library card number and pin.
Guests must stop at the information desk to request a guest pass. 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 thumbdrives are available for sale at the Sandpoint Library information desk.

  • Earbuds - $1.65
  • Thumbdrives (2GB) - $4.20

PRINTING

Printing is available from the library computers in both color and black and white. We cannot load personal paper, including photo paper, 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 cause 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 @ 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.

The Board of Trustees of the East Bonner County Library District is comprised of 5 members, each elected to a six-year term.  The Board holds its regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month at 5:15 PM at the Sandpoint Library in meeting rooms 102-103 unless otherwise noted.  The Board's annual meeting is held on the second Monday in June at the same time and place.  The July meeting is held at the Clark Fork library at 6:15 PM and is preceded by a potluck dinner at 5:15 PM.

CURRENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Amy Flint
Gil Beyer
Jeanine Asche, Chairperson
Judy Meyer
Susan Shea

Ask the Board of Trustees

UPCOMING MEETING AGENDA

June 2018

BOARD MINUTES

The library's fiscal year is October through September. Board meeting minutes for current and recent fiscal years are available in the links below:

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

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