A Seussical Celebration

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DrSeuss Theodore Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), wrote The Cat in the Hat because he was worried that children were not learning to read. Publisher William Spaulding, challenged him to “Write me a story that first-graders can’t put down!” with the caveat that he had to limit the book’s vocabulary to no more than 225 different words.  Since […]

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Demystify Your Device at the Gadget Menagerie

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_GadgetMenag By Jennifer Fenton, Continuing Education and Training Coordinator for the Washington State Library Petting zoos aren’t just for children!  Now through June, the Washington State Library is taking their Gadget Menagerie, a tech petting zoo (that includes Kindle, Nook, Galaxy Tablet, iPad, Microsoft Surface, and Chromebook) on the road to 40 d […]

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Presidents’ Day Holiday Closure

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 6:05 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, February 17, to observe Presidents’ Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The Library District’s online services remain available 24/7.  


From the Director…

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorJan2014 by Nancy Ledeboer, Director Spokane County Library District There’s an old riddle that asks, what building has the most stories? It’s the library, of course! The library is filled with books and stories that take you to new lands, back in time, or prepare you for the future. However, when it comes to the actual […]


Don’t Sweat Your Taxes

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 1:37 pm

tax  word cloud By Stacey Goddard If you’re like me, and don’t really know the difference between the 1040A and the Schedule A, you’ll be happy know that AARP Tax-Aide help will be available starting Saturday, February 1. This free assistance will be offered in four of our libraries: Cheney, Deer Park, Moran Prairie, and Spokane Valley, and will […]

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Holiday Closure

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All Spokane County Library District facilities will be closed Monday, January 20, to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The Library District’s online services remain available 24/7.


What’s All the Hoopla

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_Hoopla The hoopla is all about music, movies, and TV shows streaming to you instantly – and for free – with your library card! Spokane County Library District, partnering with hoopla, offers thousands of titles – Just browse through the collection and find something for every age, all ready to be watched or listened to right […]

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Introducing HelpNow and JobNow

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 12:28 pm

News_Feature_HelpJobNow We are excited to announce a new online tutoring service accessible with your library card for library members of all ages. Tutors are available 2-10pm every day, but you can email tutors any time for a next day response. Submit documents such as resumes and research papers for tutors to review and provide feedback. HelpNow […]


Book Psychic Shows You Your Future Reads

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DigitalLibrary Spokane County Library District has a new reader advisory tool! Rate books you’ve liked (and ones you haven’t) to reveal “Just For You” recommendations composed of items the library owns (with handy links to locate and request the item within the library catalog). Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or LibraryThing to save your recommendations a […]

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Energy Efficiency Kit

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_KillaWatt Spokane County Library District (SCLD) and Avista have teamed up to make Kill-A-Watt devices available for check out. Kill-A-Watt is a small meter that measures the energy used by individual appliances to assess how efficient the appliances really are. Avista has donated 36 Kill-A-Watt kits to SCLD. With your library card, Kill-A-Watt devices may b […]