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Q&A with Magician Jeff Evans: magic and the Secrets of Wizards

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Summer is a fantastical time at the library—a time to build reading muscles with imaginative and real life stories found on the bookshelves. Summer is also the time when kids and families can see, hear, and interact with magicians, musicians, puppets, and more. These summer programs are geared towards kids entering kindergarten […]

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Spokane Is Reading: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Posted in News on May 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

Just in time to add it to your summer reading list, Spokane Is Reading has announced the novel and author selected for 16th annual community reading event in 2017: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A Land More Kind Than Home, a New York Times Best Seller, is a tale of courage […]

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10 cookbooks you’ll be glad you checked out

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 23, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller Walking into the cookbook section at the library can be a little intimidating. There are so many books with lovely, enticing pictures on the cover. How are you supposed to choose which one to take home and which one to leave on the shelf? Don’t panic! I’ve been testing them out in […]

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Feel better, do better: library volunteers make a difference

Posted in News on May 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

SUMMER READING BUDDY PROGRAM Reading is the best way to keep the reading skills of young readers sharp over the long summer vacation. A reading buddy is a fun way to do it! What’s a reading buddy? A reading buddy is an adult or teen volunteer who loves reading to and with children. Summer Reading […]

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Call for submissions for Spokane Writes: A Poetry and Prose Anthology

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on May 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

WHAT Spokane County Library District is celebrating its 75th anniversary in fall 2017. To commemorate this milestone, we are publishing an anthology of prose and poetry. We are seeking submissions of poetry, short stories, and essays. It is free to submit. The anthology will be released in print and digitally. The theme is “Celebration.” WHEN […]

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Books to help kids with the idea of a new sibling

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Melanie Boerner After six years with our only child, my husband and I are expecting another in August. My son approached me the other day and asked, “Are you going to love the baby and stop loving me?” This, of course, broke my heart and had me, already a ball of hormones, in tears. […]

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Your next favorite book from SelectReads

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Before the internet, I had only one way to serendipitously find my next read at the library: wander the book stacks until an interesting book cover or an evocative title caught my eye. Fortunately, finding books through this process often lead to new favorites. Now I have even more ways to find […]

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Going viral: Video creators find new space at Spokane Valley Library

Posted in News on May 10, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Amber Williams Want to make an amazing video or TV commercial? How about edit it so it goes viral? Now you can at The Studio. We’re pleased to announce the opening of The Studio at the Spokane Valley Library. What makes this space so exciting is what it offers: video, photo, and audio recording […]

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Spring reads to take you into summer

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Every year around this time, I think to myself, “Hooray, we made it! Thank goodness spring is here!” Of course, that’s usually when it starts to snow again. I know we will have a hot summer again soon enough, but after a winter like the one we’ve just been through, I can’t […]

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The BookEnd at Spokane Valley Mall

Posted in News on May 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

The BookEnd, our newest library, is now open and is an oasis of calm in the bustling Spokane Valley Mall. The BookEnd is a different take on the library—a boutique library for mall goers. The bookshelves are filled with popular and bestselling titles. DVDs of the latest movies line the wall. Comfy armchairs give visitors […]

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