Ready to Start Building?


    Donate your time, start a customer book drive, donate funds to support — there are many options!

    Here are some example ideas:

    #1 Make a Reading Buddy Commitment: Are there members or employees in your organization who would enjoy listening to children read once a week?

    #2 Host a Class Field Trip: Invite the class to tour your business or organization — and show how reading is important in the workplace!

    #3 Help Develop a Classroom Library: Build up a library by purchasing books or hosting an employee or community book drive to collect gently used books.

    #4 Be an Online Reading Pen Pal: Do you have members or employees who would like to join students in an online conversation about the books they read?  

    You can look through our list of ADOPTABLE CLASSROOMS or just submit an online application and we will match you up!


    Questions? Email Christine Ballard at or call (208) 664-8241 to learn more about how you can adopt a class. You can also download and complete the Adopt a Classroom Brochure.

Can't Adopt?

  • Consider making a donation:

    Send your donation to:

    ATTN: Adopt a Classroom

    Coeur d'Alene Public Schools

    1400 N. Northwood Center Court

    Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Thank you to the following:

  • This program is a partnership with Opening Books, Opening Doors and the University of Idaho-Coeur d'Alene.

    We are grateful to our current Opening Books, Opening Doors project funders who support this community partnership and commitment to ensure that by 2020 all Coeur d’Alene School District students exiting third-grade experience a deep love of reading and meet grade-level reading proficiency goals, including comprehension and fluency. 


    Community Focus Trust

    Mountain West Bank

    Bouten Construction Company

    Innovia Foundation