TAG: literacy

Seize the Dia

Posted in Parents and Teachers on April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_SeizeDia El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The celebration is intended […]

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Pen a Line: National Poetry Month

Posted in kids on April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Poetry by Carlie Hoffman Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Did you also know that we have an awesome children’s poet here in Spokane? Kenn Nesbitt is not only a local hero, but he is also the Children’s Poet Laureate, someone that is recognized as a great poet and is chosen to spread […]

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How Will You Spark a Reaction?

Posted in Teens on February 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_VideoContest Do you love to make videos? Do you aspire to be the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow? There’s a contest happening right now that’s perfect for you, and you could win a cash prize. It’s the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Here’s how it works: Contestants create a video 30 to 90 seconds long that […]

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Demystify Your Device at the Gadget Menagerie

Posted in News 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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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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