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Book a Librarian: Face-to-face, personalized service

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BookALibrarian By Gwendolyn Haley Friends and family often use me as their personal librarian. I have personalized reading lists, found materials in the right Lexile for a friend’s precocious 8-year-old, got my mom set up to use the eBooks from the library on her new eReader, and researched the market for a friend starting a new […]

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SCBWI: Step right up!

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SCBWI_StepRightUp By Sheri Boggs Thinking about writing for kids and teens? Your local Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference has everything you need! If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to write and publish kids’ books in today’s competitive market, you owe it to yourself to visit your local chapter of the […]

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New Board of Trustees position opening

Posted in News on August 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Trustees Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position, which will be available as of January 1, 2016. Applications are being accepted until Friday, October 9, 2015. Tim Hattenburg has served two five-year terms on Spokane County Library District’s Board of Trustees, which is t […]

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How to sell on Etsy

Posted in News on August 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EtsyClass Want to sell your handmade goods and vintage items online, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of setting up your own Etsy shop, listing your items online, and posting listings to social media so that your items get the attention they deserve. Then find out how to use the site as a seller and protect yourself against […]

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Cookbook recommendations for amazing casseroles and one-pan meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnePotMeals By Kelsey Hudson For some reason, the end of August always feels rushed, frantic, and pretty stressful for me. I have a lot of catching up to do after three months of action-packed summer programs at the library, not to mention a fair bit of planning for this coming fall. In fact, I even have the pretty lofty goal […]

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Where to find free science fiction & fantasy short stories online

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SciFiandFantasy_ShortStories By Brian Vander Veen I rarely had the attention span as a teen to tackle full-length novels. I read quite a few role-playing game manuals, comics, and various permutations of Choose Your Own Adventure books, but not a lot of actual novels. The Hobbit, Neuromancer, and several books from the Dragonlance franchise were among the few […]

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7 Most anticipated YA books to read this fall

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature_7YAReadsforFall By Sheri Boggs As the days get slightly shorter and store shelves quiver under the weight of notebook paper and backpacks, I’m comforted that if summer has to go, the reward is a bounty of fall teen fiction. From series sequels to favorite authors and stand-alone novels, there’s a story for everyone. Everything here will be published […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted in News on August 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, September 7, to observe Labor Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 8, 2015. SCLD online services remain available 24/7.

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6 Twitter accounts book lovers should follow

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TwitterAccounts By Clarissa Fidler The Twitter-verse is vast and teeming with endless information, including all the latest book news and information. If you’re a book lover who tweets on the regular, you’re probably already following staples like @BuzzFeedBooks and @HuffPostBooks, who both share book reviews, articles, and news at a rapid pace. Howeve […]

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Getting ready for kindergarten book list

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 18, 2015 at 6:00 am

kindergarten_2015_feature By Rachel Edmondson Starting kindergarten can be both exciting and scary. What parent isn’t excited about the free time they will have while their kindergartner is at school, but also a little scared to let them go? This transition can be just as intimidating for a new kindergartner as it is for parents. Even if […]

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