Area libraries in will bring Idaho Family Reading to the community this November, joining public and school libraries across the Gem State in a celebration of literacy and connection.

Activities are planned in Deary, Potlatch, Genesee and Moscow from November 7-18, 2022. Families are encouraged to read together and visit their local libraries to explore resources. This year’s theme, “Wild Wonders,” is all about animals.

The Genesee Community Library will present, Fur Tracks with Idaho Fish and Game’s Bill Seybold on Monday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the library will host Palouse PAWS, an organization dedicated to improving the community’s health and wellbeing through positive animal interactions.

On Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 p.m, the Deary Community Library will host The Great Outdoors a program featuring stories and fun activities for all. Dinner and Dessert will be served. Call 208-877-1664 for further information.

The Moscow Public Library will present Wild Wonders Storytime on Thursday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. On Friday in Moscow on November 18, 9:30 a.m. the library will broadcast Storytime on Facebook Live. Moscow will also offer a To-Go Activity for pickup on Friday, November 18, at 10 a.m. and 4:00 pm.

The Potlatch Public Library will hold present Wildlife Storytime and a book giveaway to storytime patrons on Friday, November 18, 10:15 a.m.

Idaho Family Reading Week is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Read to Me program and supported by libraries across Idaho. In Moscow the program is also funded by the Friends of the Moscow Library. These events are free and open to the public.

“It is never too early for families to start reading – and re-reading – to children. Reading books aloud helps young children develop language and listening skills, building a strong foundation for future learning,” said State Librarian Stephanie Bailey-White. “Reading together at home also inspires an early love of books, stimulates your child’s imagination, and expands their knowledge of the world.”