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Early Literacy Skills workshops

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

For parents of preschool and early elementary students What are early literacy skills? Early literacy skills are what kids know about reading and writing before they actually read and write. Many of these skills develop naturally in children when parents, siblings, and caregivers spend time talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing with them. […]

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Staff training day closure

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 6:00 am

All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed on Friday, October 21, for all-staff training. Regular hours resume Saturday, October 22, 2016. Our online services, including the Digital Library, remain available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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Free Shred Day at the Library

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Clean out your files and protect your identity! As part of the Thinking Money exhibit, the Library District and DeVries Business Services have teamed up to provide a free shred day at the North Spokane and Spokane Valley Libraries. Bring your old paper documents, computer hard drives, disks, and tapes for safe and secure destruction. […]

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SNAP Energy Assistance Outreach at Fairfield Library

Posted on October 1, 2016 at 6:00 am

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. However, if you find yourself in need of assistance with your heating bills, please contact SNAP at 509.456.SNAP (509.456.7627). Spokane County residents who find it difficult to afford their energy bills may qualify for energy assistance based on their income levels. Energy Assistance funds are meant to help […]

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District-wide book sale

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

All District libraries are holding a book sale on Saturday, October 8. Our libraries are supported by Friends of the Library volunteers, and they have come together for a great district-wide event. You’ll find gently used books, music, movies, and more at all 10 locations: Saturday, Oct 8, 10am–3pm AIRWAY HEIGHTS 1213 S Lundstrom St, […]

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Thinking Money Exhibition & Financial Education Programs

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

Money affects everyone, but many of us lack the knowledge we need to make smart financial choices that prepare us for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money: A Financial Exhibition SPOKANE VALLEY Oct 22–Nov 26, 2016 Thinking Money is a traveling exhibition designed to teach tweens, teens, and the adults in their lives about financial […]

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Back to Homeschool Resources

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

  The Library District has free resources that help homeschooling parents develop lessons that match their children’s unique interests, abilities, and learning styles. In this homeschooling resource discussion, we will review helpful online resources, share library information and digital apps, and answer questions and help parents fin […]

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Kids Fall Programs 2016

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

This fall at the Library District brings fun STEM activities, seasonal crafts, and more for kids of all ages. We have creative inventions with the Makey Makey invention kits, web coding with Code Studio, gingerbread house building, Frozen sing-a-long fun, and more. Some activities are age specific and include Lego Mindstorm Robots and Minecraft Dro […]

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Words Fall Programs & NaNoWriMo Readiness Conference

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District presents a fall series of programs and a weekend-long conference focused on self-expression, storytelling, and all things literary. Within the theme of Words, our fall workshops, discussions, and conference provide practical ideas as well as inspiration for expressing yourself through the written word. For inspiring […]

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Book Discussion with author Jack Nisbet

Posted on September 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Spokane Valley Library Book Club will host Jack Nisbet, local educator, naturalist, and author, at their September meeting. Nisbet will join the discussion with book club members and attendees about his book The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest and his continuing research on David Douglas. This is sure to be […]

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