Grab your fave reads and dig into reading challenge

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For years, The Library has hosted reading challenges for children and teens. Starting now, adults can join the Winter Reading Challenge 2019!

Adults, teens, and kids can register to log their reading on Beanstack at eBonnerLibrary.org. Just look for the Winter Reading Challenge quick link or web feature on the home page. Register yourself or your child and start reading for prizes and fun for all ages.

“We are opening our reading challenges up to adults because we want to encourage parents and kids to read together,” said Suzanne Davis, Children’s Services.

Truth be told, a lot of adults have asked us to provide an adult reading challenge, so we wanted to be responsive to what people are asking for.

Print reading logs are available at the Information Desk for those who prefer an offline option. Both print and digital logs will be entered into the prize drawings. Parents and caregivers can register their pre-readers to log read-to-me time and qualify little ones for prizes, too.

Adults can qualify for two drawings for grocery store gift cards each time they log a book. One of our staff commented, “What a great idea! And a great prize as well — everyone buys groceries.”

For more information, visit ebonnerlibrary.org or contact Suzanne Davis at 208-208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

Check out the classes and events schedule below to see how you can get a head start on trying something new from The Library. All take place at the Sand-point Library unless otherwise noted.

• Friday, Jan. 11 and Friday, Jan. 18 — Clark Fork Mother Goose, 10:15 a.m. at the Clark Fork branch library. A special story time for babies and toddlers followed by 20 minutes of play time. Information: 208-266-1321.

• Friday, Jan. 11 — Family Game Night, 5:30 p.m. in the Community Rooms. Fun times with family, friends, and games at The Library. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Saturday, Jan. 12 — Second Saturday Science – Up, Up, and Away! 10 a.m. in the Teen Lounge. Contemplate aerodynamics, friction, and surface area I this fun race to the top using balloons. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1245 or kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Saturday, Jan. 12 — Native Heritage Film Series Double Feature – Ohiyesa: The Soul of an Indian and Of One Heart. Free screenings and film discussions led by Jane Fritz of the Idaho Mythweaver at 12:30 and 3 p.m. in the Community Rooms. Read the full description and watch the film trailer from our Events calendar at ebonnerlibrary.org. Information: 208-265-2665.

• Saturday, Jan. 12 — High School eSports League. 1 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. Making eSports available to high school gamers by facilitating healthy competition on a varsity level in a comfortable environment is the mission of the HSEL. The Library is partnering with the SHS eSports team to further that mission. Information: dalton.hawkins@lposd.org or kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Saturday, Jan. 12 — Our Native Neighbors and their Habitats. 2 p.m. at the Clark Fork branch library. Learn about the most common wildlife species and what they need to survive. Presented by the American Heritage Wildlife Foundation. Information: 208-266-1321.

• Saturday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 19 — Explore Virtual Reality (reservations), 2-4 p.m. Reserve a 15-minute session in the new VR room at ebonnerlibrary.org/Events on the event listing. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form. Under 10 must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian. Information: Contact the Tech Desk 208-263-6930 ext.1251.

• Monday, Jan. 14 — Monday Movie, “The Incredibles”, 3:15 p.m. Enjoy a free family movie at The Library and make your own super hero mask! Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Monday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Seventh and eighth grade math homework help, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center, Room 202. Tutors are available for drop-in math help. Information: 208-265-2665 or mike@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Mother Goose. 10 a.m. in the glass children’s area. Stories and singing for babies and toddlers 0-3 yrs. and their caregivers with stay & play until 10:40 a.m. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Preschool Stories. 11 a.m. in the glass children’s area. Stories and crafts for kids and their caregivers. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Basic Computers. 1-3 p.m. in the upstairs computer lab. A computer class for the beginning beginner in a small-group setting. Registration is required: 208-263-6930.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Robotics. 3 -5 p.m. at the Clark Fork branch library. Explore STEAM with Lego Mindstorm robotics. Information: 208-266-1321.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Explore Virtual Reality. 3-6 p.m. , drop-in 15-minute sessions, first come, first served. All ages welcome. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form. Under 10 must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian. Information: Contact the Tech Desk 208-263-6930 ext.1251.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Pipe Cleaner Animals Craft. 3:30 p.m. Twisty, bendy pipe cleaners make fuzzy animal art. Preregistration is required for this free family fun craft: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesday, Jan. 15 — MAGIC the Gathering. 3:30-5 p.m. Teens meet in Community Room A to play the game, MAGIC. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1245 or kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Wednesday, Jan. 16 — Clark Fork Stories and More. 10:30 a.m.. Stories, crafts, prizes and snacks for kids ages 3-8. At the Clark Fork branch library.

• Wednesday, Jan. 16 — Legos, Keva, & Snap Circuits. 2:30 p.m. Build your creation using Legos, keva, and snap circuits. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Wednesday, Jan. 16 — TED Talk & Discussion featuring Tim Urban: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. Procrastinators, unite! Tim Urban offers hilarious insight into the mind of a procrastinator. Learn all about the rational decision-maker who lives inside our brains, and what happens when the instant gratification monkey decides to take the wheel instead. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1245 or kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Thursday, Jan. 17 — Seventh and Eighth Grade Math Homework Help. 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Lifelong Learning Center Room 202. Tutors are available for drop-in math help. Information: 208-265-2665 or mike@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• New — The Library’s Winter Reading Challenge. For all ages! A new adult reading challenge is now open! Register for the Winter Reading Challenge to log your reading and read-to-me time for prizes, drawings, and a party! Details at ebonnerlibrary.org. Contact Suzanne Davis for more information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211, or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• StoryWalk — Pages from a children’s book are posted along a trail for a fun, family experience. Enjoy “King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub” by Audrey Wood at Dover City Park and “A Hat for Minerva Louise” by Janet Morgan Stoeke at McNearney Park. Read, connect, and get outside at a StoryWalk, a partnership of The Library, Kaniksu Land Trust, city of Dover, and city of Ponderay. For more information, visit Facebook.com/BonnerStoryWalk.

Marcy Timblin is in charge of public relations, marketing & community development for the East Bonner County Library District. She can be reached at 208-208-263-6930, ext. 1204.

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