Author: Kelsey Hudson

Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

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

Feature_ALA_Bday By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TweenReads By Kelsey Hudson In my position as a librarian, I see a lot of voracious readers from preschoolers to senior citizens. With all of those bookworms, I particularly love when a tween comes in looking for something new. Tweens can be insatiable readers but at this age, right around 9 to 12 years old, picking […]

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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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5 YA books recommended by teens

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on August 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TeenRecs By Kelsey Hudson It’s pretty common for librarians to be asked for reading recommendations. Members come in looking for their next read, families want to know what’s new, and we visit lots of schools to share the news about the best new reads. With all of that though, what I really enjoy is when someone […]

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Essential items for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on July 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Cosplay By Kelsey Hudson With annual comicons like SpoCon, Lilac City Comicon, Kuronekocon, and Worldcon 2015 all being held in Spokane this summer, there are plenty of opportunities for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts to share their interests and talent with others. Now I’m kind of a cosplay newbie, but I do enjoy creating costumes and exploring […]

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Creating the Perfect All-American Meal: Natural Red, White, & Blue Recipes

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

Feature_RWBfood_Cookies By Kelsey Hudson Holidays throughout the year have their iconic images and celebrations. When you think of Christmas, there’s a jolly old Santa amid a sea of red and green. Thanksgiving brings to mind a giant turkey dinner. And where would Valentine’s Day be without a lot of pink hearts and chocolate? With the upcoming Fourth of July […]

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Liquid Lit: Summer Reading Edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on June 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Closeup of chocolate chip cookies on stars bowl and milk glass over a wooden background. Image focused in cookie bite By Kelsey Hudson School’s almost out for the summer, which means a big jump in activity at the library from some of our youngest members. From picture books and graphic novels to easy readers and classic chapter books, they’ll be flying off the shelves as families swing into summer. Summer can be a great time to branch […]

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Novel Ideas: DIY Book Crafts for All Skill Levels

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

Hand with scissors cutting book isolated on white background By Kelsey Hudson Bookworms beware—some books were harmed in the making of this blog! As a librarian and a giant bookworm myself, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have more than a few books hiding around my apartment, many that haven’t seen daylight in ages.  Although donation is tempting, I’ll admit they’re […]

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Step Away From The Screen

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

TV remote By Kelsey Hudson Disconnecting for an entire week can seem like a daunting task, especially in our increasingly digital world. But outside of work and homework assignments, turning off our electronics can be a great way to reconnect with our family, friends, and the world around us. Next week is Screen-Free Week, an annual event where […]

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20-Minute Mental Vacations to Promote Self-Care

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

20-Minute Mental Vacations to Promote Self-Care by Kelsey Hudson| Spokane County Library District By Kelsey Hudson With spring break just wrapping up and summer still a few months away, taking a vacation may seem like an impossible fantasy. Work, family, and chores don’t take a break, and they have a tendency to build up until you hit a wall; self-care gets pushed aside and suddenly you’re completely overwhelmed and […]

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