Opening Books. Opening Doors

Part of a well-rounded education includes helping students become caring, considerate, confident citizens of the world. Books about emotion and social-emotional issues can help kids think deeply about feelings and social issues. It is critical to introduce early learners to social-emotional topics. Seven Social-Emotional Books have been designated that touch…

Popular Programs at Your Library Network

Your Community Library Network serves Kootenai County, west Shoshone County, and beyond with virtual programs and over one hundred videos on YouTube and Facebook. Video content helps create a sense of community even in a time of physical distance. From storytime sessions to craft tutorials, and a lighthearted introduction to…

Get Ready for Winter!

Cold weather is just around the corner! Don’t forget to get your house prepared for the cooler months ahead!  Here are some home maintenance ideas to help keep your home operating in peak condition all winter long: Check foundation for cracks and caulk around the areas where necessary to prevent…

New Museum!

On November 16, 2019, the Museum of North Idaho moved a 116 year old home from 8th & Sherman to 8th & Young, where it will serve as the centerpiece for a new museum. Everyone keeps asking, when will the J.C. White house be open? There is necessary construction to…

FREE COMPOST!

The city of Cd’a FREE compost give-a-way weekend is April 18-19th this year. At the 3500 block of North Julia St. in Cd’A Bring your truck, shovel, buckets, tarps etc and load how ever much you need to have an amazing garden this summer.

The Truth about Bullying

When we distributed the Fall issue of the North Idaho Family Magazine, we asked parents, school administrators, and teachers about topics they’d like to see covered in future issues of the North Idaho Family Magazine. From pre-school teachers through middle school age, the overwhelming response was bullying. Administrators in elementary…

Spreading the Love, One Stall at a Time

The Spreading the Love Project began when local artist Christina Hull saw a Facebook post featuring teachers who painted inspirational quotes in middle school bathrooms. Christina put the word out, and artists were quick to respond. Nancy White from Coeur d’Alene Portfolio Real Estate stepped up to sponsor the project…

Recycling – DON’T get “Tagged!”

Coeur d’Alene Garbage & Post Falls Sanitation began “tagging” recycling offenders this fall for dirty cans and other “non-recyclables.” Don’t worry, it’s not a fine, just education. BUT, effective November 1, 2018, contaminated bins will be refused. You then have the choice to request a call back (for a fee),…

2018 Mayors Awards in the Arts

Congratulations to the 2018 CDA Mayor’s Awards in the Arts recipients: • Excellence in the Arts: Allen & Mary Dee Dodge • Support of the Arts: Mike Dodge • Arts in Education: Jessica Bryant & Iris Siegler (pictured below) • Student Excellence in the Arts: Jack Bird

Dramatic Increase in Number of Fall Fundraisers

At last count, there were over 55 fundraising events scheduled in and around Coeur d’Alene during the months of September and October. This continues an upward trend for Fall Fundraising Events. (see the 2016-2018 graph on the right). Between September 19 and October 19, 2018, there were over 20 fundraising…

North Idaho Family Group Gets an A+!

The North Idaho Family Group received the Cd’A Chamber of Commerce A+ Award for Education in September 2018. The A+ Award recognizes organizations and businesses who support education. NIFG was nominated by Coeur d’Alene Public Schools: “At Coeur d’Alene Public Schools we especially appreciate the efforts of Executive Director, Shelly…

Family Day in the Park 2018 Recap

The second annual Family Day in the Park was a resounding success. An estimated 5,000 plus people attended the annual event on June 8, 2018 from noon until dusk. The Coeur d’Alene School district was a key partner again in 2018. The district distributed event schedules and information to all…