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From the Director

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorApr2014 When Andrew Carnegie immigrated to the United States as young boy he discovered that the library welcomed him and provided an opportunity to pursue his education. His first job was working in a cotton mill 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for $1.20 a week. He became an iconic figure of the self-educated, […]

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Spokane County Library District Introduces New DIY Digital Resources

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DigitalLibrary Do-it-yourself types have always been a clever bunch of people, however, there are times when even you need a little assistance. The library is here to help with online resources you can access from home. So whether you are repairing the lawnmower, tuning up the car, or looking for a new project, check out the […]

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North Spokane Library closed on April 11 to prepare for exhibit on Great Depression

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

News_Feature_specialclosure North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne, will be closed on Friday, April 11, 2014 for the preparation of the exhibit Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression. The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, April 12, running through June 30, with a selection of corresponding programs at many of the Spokane County […]

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Spare Toys?

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:42 am

News_feature_FrankenToys by Kelsey H. and Christie O. Do you have broken, busted, or just plain worn out toys littering the nooks and crannies of your house? We’d love to take those sad toys off your hands and give them a new life during an upcoming program this summer. For several summers now, we’ve set our inner […]

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Take a Bite Out of Your Fines

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_FoodForFines Spokane County Library District announces the 2nd annual Food for Fines event during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. For every non-perishable item of food, $1.00 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to a maximum of $10.00 per card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items, […]

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Want to Know, Share, or Discover? CrowdCourse It!

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 3:00 am

News_Feature_CroudCourse By Amber W. The library is a pretty great resource to learn just about anything. We’ve got books, videos, databases and we offer tons of programs at the library. New this week is another option for learning- CrowdCourse! SCLD’s newest venture is an online learning platform. You can teach or take short courses online through […]

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From the Director

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorMar2014 This month voters in Spokane Valley (both incorporated and unincorporated area) will be asked to vote to create a library capital facilities area and to fund three library building projects. In the past two newsletters, I described the Sprague Avenue Library and the Conklin Road project.  The third library project is the expansion of the […]

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Cat Got Your Tongue? Try the Pronunciator!

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 11:15 am

News_Features_Pronunciator Learn a new language, brush up on one you already know, or discover essential phrases for your next travel adventure.  Spokane County Library District now offers Pronunicator, a language learning program to help you do all that, and more. Pronunciator includes learning modules for 80 of the world’s most popular languages, and English as a […]

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Scheduled website maintenance

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

News_Feature_DigitalLibrary Due to routine maintenance, the website, catalog and access to digital resources will not be available beginning Sunday, February 23 at 5pm. The outage may last up to twelve hours. Services will be restored as quickly as possible.

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From the Director…

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorFeb2014 by Nancy Ledeboer, Director Spokane County Library District In April of this year, voters living within the Library District service area of the Spokane Valley will be asked whether they favor a bond issue that, if approved, will result in three library construction projects in the Valley. Last month, I wrote about the Spokane Valley […]

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