TAG: digital library

Independence Day Holiday Closure

Posted in News on June 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_HolidayHours All facilities will be closed Friday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.   We will resume regular hours on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Our physical libraries will be closed, but whether you’re at the lake, in the car, by the pool, on a plane, or anywhere else this holiday (and summer) takes you, our digital resources […]

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eBooks for Travel

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Secluded location by the sea. by Debra Park Forming travel plans for the summer? Whether visiting Siberia or Disneyland, library eBooks make decisions easier than ever. A range of recommended travel guides, published by Frommer’s, Fodor’s, and Lonely Planet, provide country or regional highlights, maps and recommendations of what to see; some eBooks are filled with interact […]

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Creating an Effective Resume in 4 Easy Steps

Posted in Business and Careers on May 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

B&C_Feature_Resume by Julianne T. Creating an effective resume to enhance your chances of getting that interview can be a daunting experience. So how do you ensure your resume will climb to the top of the pile? Here are four tips to help you create a solid and impressive resume: 1. Use effective titles Like it or […]

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Inspiration for Photographers

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_PhotographyInspiration by Vanessa S. It happens to the best of us. Running out of ideas for your photographs can be frustrating. When inspiration runs dry, the District is there for you. Whether you are just looking for inspiration or you need to build your skills, we have lots of resources that can help. Check out a […]

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Science at Home

Posted in kids on May 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_ScienceHome by Kristy B. If you find yourself stuck inside, why not pass the time with some fun science experiments? There are lots of great websites with fun ideas. On PBS Kids, you can learn how make a container that will keep an egg from breaking, even when it is dropped from 10 feet! On Science […]

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From the Director…

Posted in News on May 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DirectorMay2014 by Nancy Ledeboer, DirectorSpokane County Library District Last week, library delegates from all fifty states gathered, in Washington, D.C., for the American Library Association Legislative Day, to be briefed on issues related to libraries. Since our funding is derived primarily from local property taxes, you may be wondering how federal policy imp […]

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Introducing the Spokane Business Library

Posted in News on May 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_BizResoursesSite Time is money, and when doing business research the more time you save, hopefully the more money you make. In an effort to make researching faster and easier for business owners and entrepreneurs in the area, Spokane County Library District and Spokane Public Library created a website to bring together all of our business resources […]

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Digital Bookmobile to visit Spokane during National Tour

Posted in News on May 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Feature_DigitalBookmobile The Digital Bookmobile National Tour showcases the free eBook download service from Spokane County Library District (SCLD) on: Wednesday, May 21, from 9am-3pm at CenterPlace Regional Event Center and Thursday, May 22, from 12pm-6pm at the North Spokane Library. At these free events, readers learn how to download eBooks from the library through inte […]

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Listen Up: Audiobooks for Learning

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_AudioBooks by Cindy Ulrey I’ve always loved being read to. Some of my best memories are sharing picture books on my grandma’s lap and of my mom in the front seat reading Pippi Longstocking and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my brother and I in the back while dad drove cross-country. These days families have […]

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Hey, What’s hoopla?

Posted in Teens on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Hoopla by Sheri Boggs If you’ve been on our website or in our libraries wondering what the hoopla “hoopla” is – wonder no more. hoopla is SCLD’s new streaming media service that gives you (free) access to brand new music by Nicki Minaj, Lorde, Rihanna and more, as well as classic and newer movies and TV […]

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