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TAG: literacy

Early Literacy Skills workshops

Posted in News 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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Seize the Día

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

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 — appreciating culture, heritage, and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities. It is a daily commitment to linking ch […]

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Pen a Line: National Poetry Month

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

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

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

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

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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