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Early Literacy Skills workshops

Posted in News on October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_earlyliteracyworkshops 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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Irena’s Children: Q&A with Mary Cronk Farrell

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_marycronkfarrell By Sheri Boggs Local author Mary Cronk Farrell writes about the kinds of people whose stories aren’t widely told, but ought to be. In Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, she tells the story of nearly 100 army and navy nurses who struggled to not […]

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Back to Homeschool Resources

Posted in News on September 14, 2016 at 6:00 am

feature_backtohomeschoolresources   The Library District has free resources that help homeschooling parents develop lessons that match their children’s unique interests, abilities, and learning styles. In this homeschooling resource discussion, we will review helpful online resources, share library information and digital apps, and answer questions and help parents fin […]

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Storyteller Indiana Bones at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids on July 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_IndianaBones By Erin Dodge Storyteller Indiana Bones, along with his faithful companion Draco, is weaving tales of myth and wonder, live at the Spokane County Library District this summer. You won’t want to miss “Amazing Physical Feats from History,” starting Monday, July 18, as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. We were curious about the life […]

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Q&A with Cecil The Magician

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_CeciltheMagician by Erin Dodge Next week, Cecil’s Magic performs “Race to the Finish Line!“, a magical adventure that reveals the true story of the tortoise and the hare, at all District libraries as part of our 2016 Summer Programs. In anticipation of amazing illusions and a magical story, I decided to peek behind the curtain and ask […]

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Second Saturday: creativity & the arts in Spokane Valley

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SecondSaturdayJane By Jane Baker Jesse Swanson leans on the counter next to a sculpture of a tree that is as big as he is. His newsboy cap and casually groomed beard don’t exactly fit the stereotype of a General Manager of an art gallery, but Hatch is more than an art gallery. Hatch: Creative Business Incubator […]

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Serious fun for K-3 readers

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on May 26, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerK-3Reading By Sheri Boggs If you’re a parent or teacher of a grade schooler, you’ve probably heard the term “summer slide,” sometimes also called “summer learning loss.” Summer slide refers to what happens to student brains when they are inactive over the three months of summer vacation. Although kids are getting a much needed break, they […]

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Board books you’re bound to love

Posted in For You, kids on April 7, 2016 at 6:00 am

Post_BoardBooks by Sheri Boggs Board books are undeservedly one of the most easily dismissed formats in all of children’s literature. With their chunky spines and thick, laminated pages, they’re designed to withstand the worst a baby can deliver, from a good, saliva-drenched gumming to being hurled from a high chair. They’re short by necessity—most around […]

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It’s Almost Time for Kindergarten Registration

Posted in For You, Parents and Teachers on February 16, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_ItsAlmostTimeForKindergarten By Rachel Edmondson I know, it’s only February. You might think it’s a little crazy to be talking about kindergarten registration when your child won’t start for another 7 months. But the reality is, early registration helps school districts plan ahead for how many classrooms and teachers will be needed come fall. It’s better for […]

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Kindergarten Kick-Off

Posted in News on February 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_KindergartenRegKickOff Learn how to register and get your child ready for kindergarten. Starting kindergarten can be exciting, fun, and a little scary. And that’s just for the parents. The library is here to help! Drop in at any of our kindergarten kick-offs to explore hands-on activities you can do with your child and get important registration […]

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