Outreach Programs

Kuna Library Outreach Program

 

Our in-person Outreach Programs are resuming!
If you’re interested in scheduling an event with our outreach coordinator
please call Lucy at Kuna Library (208) 922-1025. 

Kuna Library is passionate about getting out into the community and meeting our patrons where they are. Through our Outreach Program, our Community Outreach Specialist provides a fitness class to seniors and works to bring knowledge and love for early literacy to local preschools, daycares, and to students in the Kuna School District area. Offering storytimes, fun crafts, and educational activities to community classrooms gives students access to library services they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. We love partnering with local businesses and working together with other members of the community to share a love of reading with as many people as we can. If you would like to learn more about any of the Outreach Programs we offer, please contact Lucy at Kuna Library (208) 922-1025.


 

Community StoryWalk®

We are thrilled to announce that the Community StoryWalk® is now in place! With the help of our sponsors and members of our community, 18 storyboards are placed along Kuna Greenbelt. You’ll find the StoryWalk® boards along the loop in the east section of the greenbelt which is located on the east side of Swan Falls Road. The boards are numbered 1-18 with arrows pointing to the next board. Our first featured story is “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner.

The Community StoryWalk® was made possible by support from our generous sponsors, thank you! 

Logo Friends of the Kuna LibraryInitial Point Real EstateIdaho Community Foundation LogoFirst Interstate Bank LogoCity of Kuna Gateway Logo

 

Outreach StorytimeOutreach Storytimes

During the school year, the Kuna Library, partners with local daycares, elementary schools, preschools, and Head Start programs within the Kuna School District to bring monthly storytimes to students in their classrooms. These storytimes include monthly themes, educational activities, and simple crafts, giving students an opportunity to interact with each other, and gain an appreciation for reading.


 

Spanish Storytime Outreach ProgramSpanish Storytime @ Reed Elementary

Spanish Story Time is a treasured library tradition, that is, for the time being, taking place over Zoom. Every other Thursday, from 11:30 am-12 pm. Librarians Lucy and Luis spend time with some very special first graders at Reed Elementary. Reading stories in both Spanish and English, reviewing vocabulary words, and fostering a passion for reading and comprehension in a dual language setting, Spanish Story Time is a favorite of Kuna Library’s Community Outreach programs.  

 


STEM @ Kuna Boys and Girls ClubSTEM @ Kuna Boys and Girls Club

The Kuna Library has the privilege of partnering with the Kuna Boys and Girls Club which is located at the Old 4th Street Gym, during both the school year and during the summer. During the school year, once a week, our Outreach Specialist brings a variety of STEM activities to the Boys and Girls Club classroom during their afterschool program. The idea is to give the students the opportunity to spend time engaging in creative and challenging activities that they may not have access to during the school day or at home. Some of the current club favorites include the Code-a-pillar, Circuit Mazes, and building with Magnatiles.


Fit and Fall Proof Exercise ClassFit and Fall Proof at the Kuna Senior Center
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On Fridays, our Community Outreach Specialist takes the Fit and Fall Proof class to the Kuna Senior Center. This 45 fitness program is designed to help senior citizens prevent injury. Participants learn simple exercises to increase strength, balance, and endurance which can help prevent falls and tripping. Exercises are suitable for all fitness levels. 


Tour Kuna LibraryLibrary Tours

The end of the school year brings library tour season. In May of each year, just before the fun of summer, many classroom teachers bring their classes for tours of the Kuna Library. These tours include a thorough walk-through of the entire library, a description of what each part of the library’s “job” is, explanations of book genres and their shelving locations, introduction to library services offered, meeting staff members, and a peek into the areas of the library not often seen by the public. 


Falcon Ridge Charter School LogoBook Sharing @ Falcon Ridge Charter School

Kuna Library is pleased to partner with Falcon Ridge Charter School to bring books and stories to the Falcon Ridge elementary students. Every Monday, Librarian Lucy visits the school with a selection of books from the Kuna Library collection. After reading a story to each class the students can check out a book from the selection Librarian Lucy brought. 

 

 

 

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