Kuna Library Outreach Program
Our in-person Outreach Programs are still temporarily suspended please check back for updates.
We hope to get back to classroom visits as soon as possible!
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. 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 Lara at Kuna Library (208) 922-1025.
In an effort to help control the spread of COVID-19 our outreach librarian will not be making any visits until further notice.
Thank you to our wonderful patrons for their patience and understanding while we go through this as a nation. We wish you good health.
We’ve put together a list of some online activities, learning resources, live webcams, research tools, and virtual tours you can use to help pass the time, and continue learning while we all do our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through practicing social distancing and self-quarantine.
eBoooks and Audiobooks
We invite you to explore our FREE eBooks and audiobooks available through Overdrive and Libby we have books for all ages and add new items to the collection each week!
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 Story Time is a treasured library tradition, that is, for the time being, taking place over Zoom. Each week, on Mondays, from 11:30 am-12 pm. Librarians Lara 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 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.
Fit and Fall Proof at the Kuna Senior Center
Check back for updates
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.
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
This program is currently not being offered.