Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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Winning Writers Recognized

Winners of the 2018 Julie Meier Writers Competition: Front row, left to right,
Aubrey Keinert, Maren Larson, Mikayla Moore, Gabrielle Hill,
Alexander Beresford-Wood, Trent Roberts, Verity Zichek,
and Alyssa Harrison. Second row, Sophie Nungesser, Samantha Hayes,
Jane Robinette, Mecedesz Juhasz, Emma Crownhart, and Lillian Syren.
Third row, Isaac Harrison, Isaiah Harrison, Samuel Cuentas, Jessica Gates,
Lyssa Bivens, Sherry Groeschl, Victoria Collins, Kevin Zirker, Angela Gates,
and Rebecca Crouse.
Not pictured: Peyton Jerome, Brenda Bergelin, and Zachery Linford.
Competition name changed  to honor former director
The winners of the 2018 Writers Competition at the library were recognized May 19 in a ceremony that also saw a name change for the 29-year-old contest to honor a former library director, the competition’s founder.
At its April meeting, the Library Board of Trustees requested that the name be changed to the Julie Meier Writers Competition.
Serving as library director from 1981 to 2004, Meier created the Writers Competition in 1989 to reward writing excellence, to encourage area residents – especially children – to write, and, in her words, “to discover talented writers in our midst.”
Julie Meier passed away this year on April 12.
Cash prizes for Writers Competition were originally funded by Hecla Mining. In recent years prizes have been funded by grants from the Coeur d’Alene Kiwanis Club and the Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
All entries in the competition are placed in professionally bound books that are added to the library’s collection as non-circulating items. The collection of bound entries going back to 1989 can be found in the library’s Nelson History Room.
For 2018 the competition underwent two major changes. The fee to enter the competition was eliminated and the age groups were changed to reflect school grade levels for non-adult competitors.
The winners for 2018 in the Julie Meier Writers Competition and their entries are:
► Grades K-2 Fiction/Nonfiction: First, Mikayla Moore, Athol, “Animal World: Big Cats;” Second Maren Larson, Coeur d’Alene, “The Moon;” and Third, Aubrey Keinert, Priest River, “Bunny and the Bear.”
► Grades 3-5 Nonfiction: First, Trent Roberts, Spirit Lake, “A Different Kind of Christmas;” Second, Alexander Beresford-Wood, Post Falls, “My Essay on the Best Dad on Earth;” and Third, Gabrielle Hill, Coeur d’Alene, “Pocahontas’ Impact on American History.”
► Grades 6-8 Nonfiction: First, Jane Robinette, Otis Orchards, Wash., “The Wonderful World of Books;” Second, Samantha Hayes, Post Falls, “Careless Consumptions;” and Third, Sophie Nungesser, Post Falls, “Should There be Tougher Punishments for Bullying?”
► Grades 9-12 Nonfiction: First, Isaiah Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Pain Game;” Second, Isaac Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Dark and Silent Place;” Third, Peyton Jerome, Coeur d’Alene, “PTSD in the Ancient World.”
► Adult Nonfiction: First, Victoria Collins, Coeur d’Alene, “When Time Stands Still;” Second, Brenda Bergelin, Coeur d’Alene, “At Fifty-Four;” Third, Sherry Groeschl, Coeur d’Alene, “One Call Away.”
► Grades 3-5 Fiction: First, Zachery Linford, Coeur d’Alene, “Am I a Turtle or a Tortoise?” Third, Verity Zichek, and Hauser, “Cemetery Sojourn;” Second, Alyssa Harrison, Coeur d’Alene, “The Tale of Louis and the Moonlight.”
► Grades 6-8 Fiction: First, Lillian Syren, Coeur d’Alene, “Refuge in the Wilderness;” Second, Emma Crownhart, Liberty Lake, Wash., “The Princes’ Game;” Third, Mercedesz Juhasz, Post Falls, “Euphoria.”
► Grades 9-12 Fiction:  First, Lyssa Bivens, Spirit Lake, “Rainbow Trout;” Second, Jessica Gates, Hayden, “Sirens of War;” Third, Samuel Cuentas, Post Falls, “A Moment Before Chaos.”
► Adult Fiction: First, Rebecca Crouse, Rathdrum, “Her Footsteps Linger;” Second, Angela Gates, Hayden, “Snow Falling White;” Third, Kevin Zirker, Post Falls, “Postical.”

Summer Features Concert Series

Summer Reading activities are not just for kids at the library.
Beginning June 11 and continuing each Monday through Aug. 27, the library will offer the Libraries Rock! Concert Series, 5-7 p.m., in the mini-amphitheater on the McEuen Park side of the building. In case of bad weather, the concerts will move into the library or to the park pavilion.
The free concert series is being funded through a grant from the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.
Families are invited to pack a picnic basket and enjoy concerts featuring local talent on these dates:
► June 11: Dr. Phil and the Enablers – Rhythm and blues.
► June 18: Gary Edwards – Folk and Americana.
► June 25: Muckle Roe – Scandinavian roots music.
► July 2: Four Peace – ’60s classics and more.
► July 9: Coeurimba – African marimba music.
► July 16: Living Well – Mix of folk, pop, blues.
► July 23: Rusty Jackson – country, classic rock, original songs.
► July 30: Arvid Lundin & Deep Roots – Celtic, folk, original songs.
► Aug. 6: Spring Tonic – blue grass, old-time.
► Aug. 13: Bill Bozly – Many genres of American popular music.
► Aug. 20: Kathy Colton – Folk, pop, original songs.
► Aug. 27: Coeur d’Alene Chamber Music Society – Three groups: Cd’A Brass Quintet, Gluteous Saximous, and the North Idaho Tumpet Ensemble.

Libraries Rock for Summer Reading

Reading rocks! And this summer libraries do, too.
“Libraries Rock” is the theme for Summer Reading at the Coeur d’Alene and Lake City Public libraries (see story on Page 3) with a series of weekly and special programs during June and July.
Summer Reading programs are the best way to prevent what is known as the “Summer Slide.” Educators have noted for years that students who don’t spend at least part of their holiday reading return to school in the fall less prepared to learn. Students who read regularly don’t have to relearn information they were given the previous year.
Libraries can provide children and teens with tangible rewards for reading, too. Reading logs will be available beginnin June 8. Children can track the time they spend reading, or being read to, and for each three hours receive a prize. Reading logs and prizes will be available at the Lake City branch, too, beginning June 18.
Also, each time a student in the Coeur d’Alene School District visits the children’s library, they will have the opportunity to vote for their school. For each 50 votes a school receives, its library will receive a book for its collection.
The library will also be handing out free books and sharing STEM activities on Saturday, June 2 as part of the Run for 271 activity in McEuen Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Friday, June 8, noon to dusk, the library will again have free books and activities at is booth for Family Day in the Park in City Park.
The first family activity for summer will be the Tubbs Hill Hike on Wednesday, June 13, 1-2:30 p.m. Be sure to bring plenty of water for the hike.
On Thursday, May 14, 10-11:30 a.m., the library will host Mammal Babies, with Beth Paragamian in from the Idaho Fish and Game Department in the Community Room.
Look for the library booth on Friday, June 15, back at McEuen, 3-7 p.m., for Day for Kids, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club.
The Reptile Man will be at the library for a special family program Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zoologist Scott Peterson will present a live animal demonstration. Come touch, handle, and learn about reptiles from around the world.
Weekly Summer Reading programs begin June 18 and include:
► Sunshine & Storytime: Mondays, 11 a.m. to noon. A family program with stories, songs, and activities outside near the Mudgy & Millie statue. In case of rain, activities will move inside the library.
► My Little Pony Club: Mondays, 1-2 p.m. Activities and stories for pony enthusiast ages 5-10.
► Book Babies Lapsit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. Stories, songs, and activities for ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
► Music & Motion Toddler Time: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Fun, music, motion, and a story for ages 2-3.
► Paws to Read: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Have reading time with Mater the basset hound, a trained service dog. For ages 6-8.
► Reading Rocks!: Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Stories and a craft for the whole family.
► Preschool Story: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. For ages 3-5.
► Book Club Jr.: Wednesdays 12-1 p.m. A book club format for ages 8-9 where participants take the book home to read and then return each week for discussions and fun activities. (Registration is requested to facilitate book orders.)
► Code Club: Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. Learn coding with games on code.org. For ages 7-11.
► Lunch Bunch Book Club: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30. A bona fide Book club for ages 10-12. Take the book home and return each week for discussions. Don’t forget to bring your lunch.
► Rock ‘n’ Roll Readers: Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. A multicultural reading program for ages 5-7.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. Extended playtime with the library’s large LEGO collection. For ages 5-10.
► Sensory Storytime: Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 3-6 with developmental disabilities or sensory processing conditions. Provides a welcoming environment for children and caregivers to nurture reading and enhance literacy skills. Funded by the Library Foundation.
► Summer Film Festival: Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Take a break from the heat and enjoy family films at the library.
► Reading Buddies: An independent reading session in the children’s library. Come to the library, pick out a Beanie Baby, find a comfortable spot and read for 15-20 minutes. Earn a raffle ticket for a prize each time you turn your reading buddy back in. For ages 5-8.
Summer Reading programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Fred Meyer, Coeur d’Alene Carousel, Subway, Chipotle, and Idaho State Parks.
Children under 6 visiting the libraries need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.
For more information call 208-769-2315 Ext. 438 or e-mail Susan Thorpe, Youth Services Supervisor, at sthorpe@cdalibrary.org.

Teens Have Own Summer Reading Program

Teens have their own Summer Reading program at the library – kicking off Saturday, June 16, with a Teen Gaming Night, 4-7 p.m., in the Community Room.
New Young Adult Coordinator Angela Flock said this will be the first of three special events planned for the summer, culminating in Coeur d’Con on Aug. 18.
The library will also host Teen Movie Nights – snacks included – beginning with a screening of “Black Panther” (PG-13), beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 29. Movie nights are also planned for July 27 and Aug. 31.
Beginning Tuesday, June 18, teens will also have weekly activities to choose from, including:
► Teen Maker Club: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Make-It Lab. Supplies and equipment are provided for whatever your mind can imagine. The library’s Laptop Cart will be available for Web-based programs like Tinkercad (for 3D designs) and Scratch (video game design).
► Teen Zone Takeover: Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m. Hangout in the library’s Teen Zone and play with tabletop games such as Catan, Apples to Apples, and Exploding Kittens. Or play D&D or play with the library’s Nintendo Switch.
► Teen Book Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. in the Gozzer Room. Choose whichever book you want and come and discuss it. A booklist will be created from each week’s discussion that can be shared via social media (FB: @cdateens or IG: @cdalibrary).
► Library League of Legends: Fridays, 4-5:30 p.m. in the Shirley Parker Storyroom. Snacks are provided.
► Summer Reading Logs: Track your reading time and collect prizes. Logs can be started on June 8 and Aug. 31 will be the final day to turn in logs. Logs will be available both at the main library and the Lake City Public Library – temporarily housed this summer at Skyway Elementary School – and prizes can be collected at both places.
For more information contact Angela Flock at 208-769-2315 Ext. 463 or by e-mail at aflock@cdalibrary.org.

Lake City Library Moving to Skyway for Summer


Lake City Public Library will move from its high school
location to Skyway Elementary for Summer 2018.
Lake City Public Library (LCPL) – which normally operates from the high school on Ramsey Road – will have a new home for the summer at a nearby elementary school.
The Lake City Branch will be closed June 11-14 and will reopen in the library at Skyway Elementary, 6621 N. Courcelles Pkwy., on June 18.
The move was necessary, due to maintenance work at Lake City High School.
Summer hours for the branch will be 12-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. LCPL will have two summer programs on Tuesdays, Storytime with a Snack at 12 p.m., and LEGO Club 4-5 p.m. Chess Club will not continue through the summer.
Teens and children who are participating in Summer Reading can pick up and drop off Reading Logs at the branch and can also pick up prizes there.
LCPL is a joint project of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the Coeur d’Alene School District. JD Smithson, a library employee, is the branch manager.
The branch was opened in January 2016.
LCPL has its own book collection and makes use of the school computers for Internet access. The school’s Internet access is modified during the hours the public library operates to allow access to social media and other sites not available during the school day.
Library patrons can designate LCPL as a pickup site for books and other items placed on hold throughout the Cooperative Information Network catalog.

Late Fees for Children, Teens Discontinued

Late fees are no longer applied for children and teens using the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.
Previously the Library Board of Trustees had routinely waived fines for this age group in the summer to encourage reading and library use. This was successful and the library staff and board were prompted to change the policy year round.
Library patrons younger than 18 are still responsible for charges related to lost materials, but will not accrue fines and past fines will be waived.