Welcome to North Idaho Reads! Stay tuned for upcoming events and information!

We love reading!

About North Idaho Reads

Our Mission Statement: Through the magic of words, North Idaho Reads will engage our communities and foster an understanding of the common threads that unite us.

North Idaho Reads is a joint project involving the Coeur d’Alene Public Library and the Community Library Network libraries and is designed to encourage regional residents to read the same book — or books based on a theme—each year. The public is invited to attend programs developed for all ages related to the book or theme. When possible, the author is invited to come to North Idaho for programs.

North Idaho Reads also encourages involvement by regional book clubs, museums, schools, businesses, arts and culture venues, and individuals in order to reach and encourage readers of all ages to be involved with the project each year.

A committee of community and library representatives makes the selection of books and themes. Each library develops programs appropriate for their facilities and the community they serve. For more information on what is available in your area, contact your local library. Programs are listed on this site once they are finalized.

For 2018 North Idaho Reads is supported, in part, by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the Friends of the Library of representing participating libraries and from community sponsors.

Participating Libraries
Coeur d’Alene Public Library
Lake City Public Library
The Community Library Network
Post Falls
Spirit Lake

Idaho Humanities Council
Well Read Moose Book Store
Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum (Wallace)
Friends of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library
Friends of the Community Library Network
Friends of the Post Falls Library


Chinese History in Idaho

Priscilla Wegars presents 3 programs about Chinese history in Idaho Idaho Humanities Scholar Priscilla Wegars founder of the University of Idaho’s Asian American Comparative Collection, will present 3 programs about Chinese history in Idaho this spring as part of North Idaho Reads 2018, community reading program for The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes. Rathdrum Library …