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Serious fun for K-3 readers

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerK-3Reading By Sheri Boggs If you’re a parent or teacher of a grade schooler, you’ve probably heard the term “summer slide,” sometimes also called “summer learning loss.” Summer slide refers to what happens to student brains when they are inactive over the three months of summer vacation. Although kids are getting a much needed break, they […]

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Confessions from a book lover

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 24, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Confessions_Erin By Erin Dodge Confession #1: I love books. I’ve had a book (or three) in my hand, in my backpack, or on my nightstand since the time I figured out letters combined to make words. Confession #2: I’m fairly new to eBooks. Seems contradictory, right? Even though I’ve had a Kindle for a few years, I […]

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Holiday closure

Posted in News on May 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed on Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 31, 2016. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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Spokane Is Reading: The Tsar of Love and Techno

Posted in News on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SIR_BookAnnouncement Spokane Is Reading announces author Anthony Marra and his book, The Tsar of Love and Techno, for the 15th Annual community reading event. Spokane Is Reading, sponsored and organized by Spokane County Library District, Spokane Public Library, and Auntie’s Bookstore, will host two appearances with Mr. Marra. Admission is free for both events. Spoka […]

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The dirt on gardening with kids

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_TheDirt By Rachel Edmondson I feel the need to start with a disclaimer: I do not have a green thumb. Nowhere close to it. That said, we have a small, raised garden bed in our backyard, and each year we’ve attempted to grow a few vegetables with varying success. Before our kids came into our life, […]

Islam 101: suggested reading from David Fenner

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_Islam101   By David Wyatt What does it mean to be Muslim in a modern world? What if much of what we believe about Islam is incomplete or simply wrong? This Thursday, scholar David Fenner will speak on Islam and the many aspects that form the substance of its rich culture, traditions, and way of life. […]

Second Saturday art tour in Spokane Valley

Posted in News on May 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturday_News Art, culture, and creativity. All three come together as the Spokane Valley’s Second Saturday art tour becomes a reality on Saturday, June 11.   Hatch: Creative Business Incubator has partnered with Spokane Valley Library, Broadway Elementary, Mellow Monkey Yoga, Magicraftsman Studio, and the Spokane Valley Arts Council to present Second Sat […]

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Scheduled website maintenance

Posted in News on May 13, 2016 at 9:36 am

Feature_Closures Due to maintenance, all online library services may be interrupted on Friday, May 13, between 6pm and 10pm. These services include the catalog, our Digital Library—including OverDrive, Hoopla, and Zinio—and account services such as reserve a computer, pay charges, and online library card applications. All online services should be restored […]

Family mystery solved at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Post_FamilyMysterySolvedAtLibrary By Gwendolyn Haley Recently, my father and I were trying to solve a family mystery. He is the sole surviving grandchild on his mother’s side. So if he doesn’t remember something about the family, there is no one left to ask who would know. In our collective family knowledge, we were aware that his grandfather […]

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The world is not ending: non-dystopian teen reads

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on May 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_NonDystopianReads By Kelsey Hudson The world is not ending—at least not yet—but sometimes it can feel that way, especially after I’ve read three or four dystopian novels in a row. I love a good dystopian tale as much as the next person, but I think there comes a time when even the most die-hard fan needs […]

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