Sunday, March 1, 2009

Coeur d'Alene Public Library

Unique Book Nooks

As a former Library Media Teacher, I am always checking out the local libraries wherever I happen to be visiting.
The wonderful Public Library in Coeur d'Alene is practically brand new, opening September 9th, 2007. The 38,500 square feet of this wonderful facility is divided into a myriad of delightful book nooks, and boasts several fireplaces woven throughout!
The views of the lake and McEuen Park invite you to pull up a chair and relax with a great book. If our guests at American Country Bed and Breakfast need some prolonged time on the Internet, the terrace level offers 38 Internet computers.

The Children's Library holds many surprises for visitors.

The wooden sculptures and paintings of Allen and Mary Dee (Dodge Artworks) fill it with whimsy. The carpeting features bear paws and many animals can be seen throughout the captivating murals that fill the walls. Have you ever hidden inside a beaver dam to read a book.....try it's a very unique feeling. Better yet, purchase your copy of "Mudgy The Moose" and help support the Coeur d'Alene Public Library.

Things to consider:

  • Location: 702 E. Front Street, 208-769-2315
  • Hours: M-Th 10-8; F 10-6, Sat. & Sun. 12-4
  • Dodge Artworks: 1055 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Id 83814, 208-765-1777
  • Purchase your copy of "Mudgy The Moose" at the library, wear your hiking shoes and follow their adventure by visiting all the wonderul sculptures starting on Tubbs Hill at Corbin Point (you can spot it from the library windows)

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