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Library Locations Near You

July 15, 2013

Airway Heights 1213 S Lundstrom St 509.893.8250 Argonne 4322 N Argonne Rd 509.893.8260 Cheney 610 First St 509.893.8280 Deer Park 208 S Forest Ave 509.893.8300 Fairfield 305 E Main St 509.893.8320 Medical Lake 321 E Herb St 509.893.8330 Moran Prairie 6004 S Regal St 509.893.8340 North Spokane 44 E Hawthorne Rd 509.893.8350 Otis Orchards 22324 E Wellesley Ave 509.893.8390 Spokane Valley 12004 E Main Ave 509.893.8400 Administration…

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September 25, 2013

…ne Rd 509.893.8260 Cheney 610 First St 509.893.8280 Deer Park 208 S Forest Ave 509.893.8300 Fairfield 305 E Main St 509.893.8320 Medical Lake 321 E Herb St 509.893.8330 Moran Prairie 6004 S Regal St 509.893.8340 North Spokane 44 E Hawthorne Rd 509.893.8350 Otis Orchards 22324 E Wellesley Ave 509.893.8390 Spokane Valley 12004 E Main Ave 509.893.8400 Administration 4322 N Argonne Rd 509.893.8200 Videos on How to Use the Library About…

History

October 31, 2013

1938 Voters in Spokane and Pierce Counties establish county library districts, the first in the state. 1939 Commissioners appoint first Board of Trustees; however, prosecuting attorney found 1935 enabling legislation “defective” in not providing legal basis for funding, so no actual service was established. 1942 Second successful vote to form District after new legislation enacted in 1941. 1943 District library services initiated, operating…

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Think Inside the Box

June 19, 2014

…ad Calories. I consumed them all in a matter of weeks. Each book provided me with an ah-ha moment. Here are the main philosophies I adopted (over time) and try to adhere to whenever possible: Eat LOTS more vegetables. Reduce carbohydrates, mainly wheat. Reduce processed food. Eat organic. Eat local. Cook from scratch. In order to up the quantity of vegetables my family consumed, I looked into various outlets to receive high quality organic (or…

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Free Shred Day at North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries

June 2, 2014

Prevent identity theft and take care of some spring cleaning at the same time with a free shred day from Spokane County Library District and DeVries Business Services. Saturday, June 21, 11am-3pm North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Rd Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main Ave Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, and tapes for safe and secure destruction. No need to remove credit cards, staples and other metal fasteners….

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Transolar Galactica Follow-Up

January 7, 2014

by Danielle Marcy Ensign Danielle Marcy reporting to the SS I MUST READ MORE SCI FI. For those of you who enjoyed my previous post about Transolar Galactica may enjoy the following books. Redshirts by John Scalzi is a parody with a twist. Star Trek fans may understand the reference to a “redshirt.” For those of you who are not Trekkies, a red shirt refers to an expendable character that the audience only sees in one or two episodes before said c…

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Diane E Zahand Memorial Fund

May 25, 2013

Jim Zahand’s eyes filled with tears as he presented a gift to Spokane Valley Library on behalf of his family and friends in memory of his late wife, Diane E. Zahand. The purpose of the gift, a book collection and annual monetary contributions, is to continue Ms. Zahand’s efforts to foster a love of learning. Jim Zahand asked that the Board of Trustees accept the collection of books and create a fund in memory of Diane. Diane Zahand founded the P…

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How (Not) to Go Camping With Kids

August 12, 2014

By Rachel Edmondson I’ve never been an avid camper. My husband and I did enjoy the occasional camping trip during the first few years of our marriage. We enjoyed the time in nature, the adventure of cooking outdoors, and the excitement of exploring a new place. But since we had kids, our tent has remained in storage. Since we camped so rarely, the packing process was always daunting. Trying to remember everything we’d need, including making sur…

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Let the “Frozen” obession begin…

March 18, 2014

by Rachel E. If you are anything like my family, you’ve become a little obsessed with the movie “Frozen.” We counted down the days until it was released on DVD so we can watch it over, and over, and over again! To help make the time go faster, we’ve been busy getting our hands on all things “Frozen.” We streamed the soundtrack via Hoopla, and then put our name on the holds list for the CD. We checked out “Frozen: The Essential Guide”, and since…

2014 Bond

January 8, 2014

In April 2014, Spokane County Library District will put before the voters a proposal for a $22 million bond to build new library facilities in the Spokane Valley. Two issues will be on the ballot Voters will be asked to form a Spokane Valley Library Capital Facility Area (SVLCFA). This allows the voters who live in the area the ability to vote on whether to fund construction of new library facilities in their community. Voters living within the…