All District libraries will be closed Monday, January 16, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, January 17.

TAG: digital library

10 Tips to get started doing genealogy

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Miriam J. Robbins Guest Writer You’re about to embark on an exciting journey! Learning about your family history and developing skills to do genealogical research can be the beginning of a lifelong hobby and passion. Here are ten tips to get started: 1. Get 0rganized You’re going to be gathering a lot of information, […]

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Discover your family’s story

Posted in News on October 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Get started doing genealogy research with two classes taught by professional genealogist Miriam Robbins. The first class explains the unique features of Ancestry Library Edition (only available in-library) and how it differs from a personal subscription. The second class covers how to use HeritageQuest for your genealogy research needs. Discover […]

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Discover endless possibilities within your reach

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I just bought a cartful of school supplies for my three kids. We love new pens, pencils, and notebooks at our house. They represent the endless possibilities a new school year brings. I get excited just thinking about everything that my kids will learn and create over the next few months. One […]

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6 Twitter accounts book lovers should follow

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Clarissa Fidler The Twitter-verse is vast and teeming with endless information, including all the latest book news and information. If you’re a book lover who tweets on the regular, you’re probably already following staples like @BuzzFeedBooks and @HuffPostBooks, who both share book reviews, articles, and news at a rapid pace. Howeve […]

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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital Resources & Apps The di […]

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It’s a Whole New Zinio

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

It's a Whole New Zino by Sheri Boggs| Spokane County Library District By Sheri Boggs I love magazines—a little too much. Piles of them litter my living room, home office, and even the dining room table. The problem is I never get around to reading all of them. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but I’ve gone from reading every page of my favorites to not […]

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Documentaries You May Have Missed

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen Judging from the number of people I see here at the library jostling to browse our DVD collection, I don’t doubt that movies are one of the more popular items we lend. I have also noticed, though, that the non-fiction end of our DVDs doesn’t seem to get as much love. […]

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Independence Day Holiday Closure

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

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

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

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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