b'Priest Lake Public LibraryThebuildingthatpresently houses the Priest Lake Public Library wasoriginallyconstructedasaone-roomschoolhouseknownasLamb CreekSchool.Theschoolserved Dont miss one of the educational needs of Priest Lake children for a quarter of a century and North Idahos Most Beautiful Jewels: remains as a testament to the lakes pioneeringheritage.LambCreek The Upper Priest Lake!! School was built in 1934 and operated continuously until June 1961.Ina1974dedicationceremony, The Upper and Lower Priesttop of Priest Lake. The approachLamb Creek School was reopened as Lakes are connected by a three- ismadeinsideaquarter-mile- Priest Lake Library, a volunteer library milelong,slow-movingsceniclongwoodenbreakwaterwalltoassistintheeducationofour rivercalledtheThorofare.ThisthatseparatestheThorofarechildrenandprovideenjoymentfor waterwayisoneofonlyafewchannelfromlowerPriestLakethe community and its visitors. That similarprimitiveriversinallofandprovidesprotectionfromstatus continued until 1999 when the NorthAmerica.Travelingtheheavywaveactionfromthelibrary was re-designated as the Priest Thorofareisanindescribable,south. This breakwater has beenLake Public Library.beautiful and serene experience.inplaceforalmost100years,Todaythelibraryhousesover ItistheperfectintroductiontokeepingtheThorofareopenas10,000volumesofbooks,movies, Upper Priest Lake and consideredanavigablewaterwayservingaudio books and other resources that a must see to complete the fullthe early day loggers. Today, theincludes a large selection of regional PriestLakeexperience.Wildlifebreakwaterinsuressafeaccessinformation and a historical collection aboundsinthequiet,alongforallrecreationalistsdesiringofNellShipmanvideosandscripts. thisfederally-protectedstretchwhatmanycallatripofaThe library has 24/7 WiFi available for ofwater,anditisrarenottolifetime whether just a leisurelypublic use. The library hosts a number spotgrazingmoose,heronandsightseeingrun,afishingtrip,of programs throughout the year, and hungryducksaswellasafewpicnickingorcampingattheduring summer there will be activities unconfirmed reports of Sasquatchvariousbeachesandcampsiteshappening at the library for children tracks on some sandbars!! ontheUpperLakeshoreline.ofallagestoenjoy.Bookdonations TheUpperLakecanbeWatercraftrentalsareplentifulare gratefully accepted.accessed by foot, mountain bike,aroundthelake.Goto:www. Youareinvitedtotakethe kayak, canoe and powered boats.priestlaker.comandselectopportunitytovisitthelibrary,chat MotorizedvesselsarestrictlyBUSINESSDIRECTORY.Whenwiththefriendlystaffandmarvel limitedtoNoWaketrollingitopens,selectRecreationalatearlylogcabinconstruction speeds.AtnowakecruisingVehicles. Or visit the Priest Laketechniqueswhichreinforcetheold speedtheenchantingtriptakesChamber website priestlake.org. adage that they dont build them like about 30+ minutes (not includingAlso, virtually all resorts andthat anymore.your stops for photos, videos andmarinasofferwatercraftrentalsThe Priest Lake Library is located selfies). frompontoonstowaverunnersat28769StateHighway57(past Accesstothelowerendofto paddle boards. milepost 28) just north of the turn-off Thorofare is at the northern-mostto Luby Bay. The building was placed ontheNationalHistoricRegisterin 1999.32 Priest Lake, Idahowww.priestlake.org'