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We Don’t Have It? Suggest an Item

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_SuggestItem by Carlie Hoffman We own thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs, but we don’t have everything. Have no fear – just suggest an item, and we will try to get that for you. We may purchase the item or borrow it from another library. If you are a fan of downloadable audiobooks or eBooks, you […]

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Spare Toys?

Posted in News on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 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 in News 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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Happy Birthday Dear Doctor

Posted in kids on February 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_HappyBirthdaySeuss by Gwendolyn H. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s (aka Ted Geisel’s) 110th birthday on March 2nd, here are some fun facts about Dr. Seuss: Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat because he thought that the books used to teach reading (the famous Dick and Jane series) were super boring. He wrote Green Eggs […]

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A Seussical Celebration

Posted in News 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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World Book Night needs you

Posted in News on November 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

News_Feature_WorldBookNight April 23 is a day famously connected to books throughout the world. It’s the UNESCO International Day of the Book. It is Shakespeare’s birthday. It’s also the day Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, died. More recently, April 23 is World Book Night, which exists to bring books to light-readers and non-readers (with a […]

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