30.03.2020

Day 1- Borrow free e-books and e-audiobooks:

We’ve got several options for you right now.
Borrow ebooks and eaudiobooks to read on your computer, phone, tablet, or Kindle e-reader by using the Libby app by Overdrive. Learn more at cin.overdive.com. Use your CIN Library Card number and your password is your last name in all-caps.
We're also 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.

Day 2 - Use our free genealogy resources to work on your family tree!

If genealogy is your thing, and you've got some spare time right now, then check out our free resources.
Access Heritage Quest Online, from our website, with your library card number and your password of your last name in all-caps.
cdalibrary.org/explore,
As an Idaho resident you also have access to MyHeritage on lili.org. Access billions of historical documents, photos, and so much more!
https://lili.org/dbs/myheritage-library-edition/

Day 3 Download and stream music for free!

Download 5 free songs per week and keep them forever! Right now there is also free unlimited streaming.
Access this service by logging in with your library card number at cinlibraries.freegalmusic.com. Download the Freegal Music App or use it from your desktop or device.

Day 4 - Learn a new language, or brush up your skills, for free!

We have two different programs to choose from-> Mango and Pronunciator
Mango is a single solution that combines quality content, intelligent technology, and an adaptive algorithm that delivers practical phrases from real situations.
To access Mango, login to your account on our website (username= library card number, password= last name all-caps,) visit our Explore page, and click on Mango! You can either practice as a guest or create your own profile.
cdalibrary.org/explore
Pronunciator provides both guided and self-directed instruction for 131 foreign languages, and ESL for 51 non-English languages, along with Course Designer, which allows for the creation and deployment of custom courses by educators.
Pronunciator is a program that is available to all Idaho residents through the Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI.org) and only asks for you location to allow you to create a profile. Follow this link to find out more!
lili.org/dbs/pronunciator

Day 5 - Check out our FB for teens and join us on Discord!

We're doing our Teen Sketchbook Club, D&D, Library League of Legends, Book Club meetings, and more. Visit the FB page for more information.
facebook.com/cdateens
You can also go directly to the discord signup
tinyurl.com/cdateendiscord
We've also created a website where teens will be able to find digital booklists, book recommendations, and website recommendations.
cdateenzone.weebly.com/

Day 6 - Check out our CDA Children's Library FB page and join our Stay Home - Win Prizes program!!

On our CDA Children's Library FB page find a plethora of activities, videos, and information! You'll find:

Facebook Live Story Times with Mandi and our
Community Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt
facebook.com/cdachildrenslibrary

Stay Home - Win Prizes Program
cdalibrarystayhomeearnprizes.weebly.com/

You'll also find information about many other services that can be found for free right now!

Day 7 - Find newspaper and magazine articles from all over the country!

From our website, cdalibrary.org/explore, you can access:
Newsbank- which provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.
EBSCOhost- a full text coverage of major newspapers covering critical news topics.
Login to cdalibrary.org with you card number and last name in all-caps as your password to access these services.
Also find CDArchives.org to view scans of the Coeur d'Alene Press!

 

24.03.2020

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.

20.03.2020

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.

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