Kuna Library Outreach Program
If you’re interested in scheduling an event with our outreach coordinator
please call Emily 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 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 possible. If you would like to learn more about any of the Outreach Programs we offer, please get in touch with Alaina at Kuna Library (208) 922-1025.
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 Alaina 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 Alaina brought.
As you are out enjoying the Kuna Greenbelt, be sure to check out the story in our StoryWalk boards located along the east loop of the Greenbelt. The east section is located on the east side of Swan Falls Road. The boards are numbered 1-18, with arrows pointing to the next board. The story is changed each month. Take a picture of yourself by the storyboards, and don’t forget to tag us! #KunaLibraryCommunityStoryWalk
Did you know there is a bingo/scavenger hunt game along with the story? That’s right, on board #1, you’ll find a bingo card with the scavenger hunt details.
To play the game:
❄️Take a picture of yourself doing five of the activities listed on the card. Be sure the five activities you choose are in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal).
❄️Come to the library and show a staff member the pictures.
❄️Collect your prize! 🥳
The Community StoryWalk® is made possible by support from our generous sponsors; thank you!
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, allowing students to interact with each other and gain an appreciation for reading.
Kuna Library Food Drive
Kuna Library is a donation drop-off location for the Kuna Community Food Bank.
The Kuna Food Bank is hosted at the Kuna United Methodist Church.
All non-perishable, non-expired food items are appreciated.
Find a current list of the most needed items here.
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, an introduction to library services offered, meeting staff members, and a peek into the areas of the library not often seen by the public.
Spanish Storytime at Kuna Laundromat
We are excited to announce a new outreach program, Spanish Storytime, at Kuna Laundromat! Our kickoff event is Monday, January 22, 2024, from 11:00 to 11:30 am. Our second Spanish Storytime at Kuna Laundromat is on Monday, February 6, 2024.
Kuna Laundromat is located at 381 N Avenue E, Kuna.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a story and a fun activity.
Our outreach librarian attends special events that focus on early learning and literacy.
On October 21, 2023, Emily participated in the Reading is Lit event at the Galaxy Event Center, where she distributed books and talked with attendees about literacy materials that are available to Kuna Library patrons.
If your organization has a special event promoting early learning and literacy, please get in touch with Emily to see if she can contribute to your event.
Pictures from Reading is Lit, October 21, 2023
STEM @ Kuna Boys and Girls Club
The Kuna Library has the privilege of partnering with the Kuna Boys and Girls Club, located at the Old 4th Street Gym, during the school year and 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 after-school program. The idea is to allow the students to engage 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.