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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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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.  

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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 […]

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