The Coeur d'Alene Public Library is offering free eBooks to children ages birth to 18.
Complete the form at this site -- forms.gle/2Grj8hH1mwPvWSmH9 -- and the library will send you an access code for 10 free eBook downloads. Limit one access code per child while supplies last. Families with multiple children may request an access code for each child in the family.
This is a separate program from our normal online resources like Overdrive and Libby, which remains free for all library patrons.
During this time, the library staff want to provide as many resources to their patrons as we can. Once we have received your request, we will email you with your access code(s).
This program is courtesy of First Book, a non-profit that provides books and other resources at low cost to libraries and schools.
The Coeur d’Alene and Lake City public libraries are temporarily closed until further notice. All library programs and room reservations are suspended through at least April 18.
The library continues to offer online services through its website – www.cdalibrary.org – which has expanded its catalog of links, especially for children. Links to other activities and information are available through the library’s Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/CDALibrary; www.facebook.com/cdachildrenslibrary; and www.facebook.com/cdateens.


The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will discontinue curbside service for patrons picking up holds effective Friday, March 20, at the end of the day.

Library Director Bette Ammon said the popular service was at risk of becoming an attractive nuisance encouraging people to congregate in front of the library.

“The Panhandle Health District is advising people to not to leave their homes unnecessarily and the library does not want to provide and excuse to do so.”

In line with this decision, Ammon said, patrons are asked to hold on to books and other items they have checked out until the health district determines it is safe for people to again meet in groups.

The library will still have staff available to answer phones and respond to reference questions 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library also offers a variety of online resources at its website: www.cdalibrary.org.

Patrons are also encouraged to follow the library on Facebook where Children’s Librarian Mandi Harris is doing online story times. The collection of her videos can be viewed at the YouTube channel for the City of Coeur d’Alene.


May the Fourth be with us.
The Coeur d’Alene Public Library will resume curbside service and accepting checked out returns on Monday, May 4. The building will remain closed to the public for the time being.
“This the first phase of what we hope will lead us back to regular operations,” said Library
Director Bette Ammon. “A lot depends on people continuing to make an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
Ammon said that the library will be partially staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Curbside service will be available 10-6 workdays. Lake City Public Library remains closed, and will not be available as a pick-up site.
Plans call for courier service between most Cooperative Information Network (CIN) libraries to also resume May 4. Some CIN libraries may not be able to participate due to local circumstances.
Patrons will be able to resume placing holds for pickup at the Coeur d’Alene Library which may include participating CIN libraries.
Ammon said that books and other items being returned to the library will be quarantined for three days, according to CDC recommendations, before they are returned to the shelves. Library staff in the building will be practicing social distancing, using protective clothing, and following recommended health practices, she said.
All programs at the library will continue to be offered online at least through May.

For the latest information on the coronavirus visit the Panhandle Health District website: http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/covid-19/.