North Spokane Road closure (E Hawthorne Rd). More information and alternate route. All District facilities will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Author: Sheri Boggs

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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The Last Full Measure: Q&A with Local Author Trent Reedy

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 3, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_TrentReedy By Sheri Boggs The United States are no longer united. In the wake of the Second Civil War, the once great nation is in shambles. And as the Republic of Idaho emerges alongside other newly formed, formerly American countries, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Local author Trent Reedy concludes his stunning […]

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Board books you’re bound to love

Posted in For You, kids on April 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Post_BoardBooks by Sheri Boggs Board books are undeservedly one of the most easily dismissed formats in all of children’s literature. With their chunky spines and thick, laminated pages, they’re designed to withstand the worst a baby can deliver, from a good, saliva-drenched gumming to being hurled from a high chair. They’re short by necessity—most around […]

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Going local

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_GoingLocal by Sheri Boggs In a prominent corner or shelf of your closest County Library you might find stories about Sasquatch, about a derelict hotel rescued from obscurity, about a kid from North Idaho who implausibly becomes a drug kingpin before getting caught and going to prison. There are stories about a woman and her daughter […]

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Imaginary Friends

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on February 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ImaginaryFriends By Sheri Boggs “Mom, did I ever have an imaginary friend?” I click my pen and wait for an answer, aware that this very blog post was due three hours ago and I need some way to introduce it. But alas, Mom is no help. “No, honey. Your sister had Paul,” (Paul being a plush […]

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5 Great kid reads for Black History Month

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_5KidsBooks_BHM By Sheri Boggs Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is celebrated in the United States during the month of February. While the holiday is sometimes criticized for reducing the history of an entire race to just one month, it can also be a useful time to recognize and honor black achievements throughout American histor […]

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Reading resolutions: Up your reading game in 2016

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

Feature_ReadingResolutions By Sheri Boggs If the thought of New Year’s resolutions sounds exhausting (even with our post yesterday on how the library can help you meet your New Year’s goals), and you’d really rather just read a book, you might want to consider taking on a reading resolution. Ranging from something as simple as declaring to […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Self-help books

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

feature-SelfHelp By Sheri Boggs Guilty Pleasures is a new series in which Library District bloggers share their often embarrassing literary, cinematic, or musical obsessions. “So how’s your Elizabeth Gilbert book?” I turned away from Big Magic, the latest by the author of Eat, Pray, Love, and studied my spouse before answering. Sure enough there was a glint […]

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Holiday gift guide: Great kid books for all ages

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 24, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_GiftGuide By Sheri Boggs The winter gift-giving season is almost upon us, so I thought I’d share some recent releases that would be perfect for giving to the young people in your life! From picture books to nonfiction to middle grade chapter books, there’s something here, I hope, for everyone. And if not, leave a comment and I’ll […]

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5 Thanksgiving picture books that shed new light on the holiday

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on November 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ThanksgivingPictureBooks By Sheri Boggs Thanksgiving wasn’t my favorite holiday as a child. For one, no presents. But also, it meant being on my best behavior all day, staying out of the kitchen, and having to eat things I didn’t have to eat the rest of the year (green bean casserole, my grandmother’s terrifying creamed corn dish […]

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