Kuna Library Outreach Program
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 works to bring knowledge and love for early literacy to local preschools, daycares, and by partnering with the Kuna School District. 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 the Kuna Library at (208) 922-1025.
During the school year, the Kuna Library, partners with local preschools, daycares, 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 @ Reed Elementary
Spanish Storytime has joined forces with Reed Elementary Dual Language Kindergarten and First Grade classes this year! Once a month, the Kuna Library visits Reed Elementary Library for a special dual language storytime.
STEM @ Kuna Boys and Girls Club
The Kuna Library has the privilege of partnering with the Kuna Boys and Girls Club, located at Ross Elementary, 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.
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.
A Book and A Bite
Sponsored by the Treasure Valley Education Partnership (TVEP), and thanks to the great efforts of many community partners and volunteers, A Book and a Bite Program is one of the summer highlights in Kuna. Located at Reed Elementary during the summer, the event offers students and families access to literacy activities, free lunch, and so much more. Thanks in part to generous grants from Summer STEM at your Library!, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Kuna Library is able to have a weekly booth at this event, working together with other partner booths, offering fun and educational activities and prizes for students to enjoy and take home with them. It’s a great opportunity to get out and about during the summer, and keep kids engaged in reading and learning in an exciting and engaging way.