TAG: reading

Spokane Is Reading: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Posted in News on May 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

Just in time to add it to your summer reading list, Spokane Is Reading has announced the novel and author selected for 16th annual community reading event in 2017: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. A Land More Kind Than Home, a New York Times Best Seller, is a tale of courage […]

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Feel better, do better: library volunteers make a difference

Posted in News on May 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

SUMMER READING BUDDY PROGRAM Reading is the best way to keep the reading skills of young readers sharp over the long summer vacation. A reading buddy is a fun way to do it! What’s a reading buddy? A reading buddy is an adult or teen volunteer who loves reading to and with children. Summer Reading […]

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Books to help kids with the idea of a new sibling

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 16, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Melanie Boerner After six years with our only child, my husband and I are expecting another in August. My son approached me the other day and asked, “Are you going to love the baby and stop loving me?” This, of course, broke my heart and had me, already a ball of hormones, in tears. […]

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Your next favorite book from SelectReads

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Before the internet, I had only one way to serendipitously find my next read at the library: wander the book stacks until an interesting book cover or an evocative title caught my eye. Fortunately, finding books through this process often lead to new favorites. Now I have even more ways to find […]

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Spring reads to take you into summer

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 9, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Every year around this time, I think to myself, “Hooray, we made it! Thank goodness spring is here!” Of course, that’s usually when it starts to snow again. I know we will have a hot summer again soon enough, but after a winter like the one we’ve just been through, I can’t […]

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You, in books (no right, no wrong, an idiosyncratic list)

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 2, 2017 at 6:00 am

  by Sheri Boggs If you’re a reader and you’re on any kind of social media, you’ve probably been tagged to participate in something like this: “List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take more than a few minutes, and don’t think too hard. They do not have to be […]

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Hollywood vs. novel and short story: dystopian worlds written by Philip K. Dick

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 18, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Dystopian fiction seems to be enjoying a renaissance right now, at least in my life. And over the years Hollywood has kept up with the appeal, feeding our insatiable appetite for basic human struggles set against the backdrop of social, political, and environmental collapse that keep us glued to the screen. I […]

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Weird animals for aspiring zoologists and the curious

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids on April 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Like many kids, my girls love animals. But one of my daughters is especially fascinated and passionate about wild creatures. I think some of her interest began with the PBS show The Wild Kratts. From the first time she watched, she was hooked. So far we’ve learned about pandas, tigers, polar bears, […]

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Book Club for two: Books to read with someone special

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 14, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Stefani Miller One year ago, my husband came to me with the idea that we regularly set aside time to read the same book. Normally our tastes in reading couldn’t be more different. I love romance, and I don’t stray too far from that genre. My husband, however, reads more broadly. You’ll find everything […]

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Another world: Picture books about refugee and immigrant experiences

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Imagine your home—the furniture, the walls, the books, the art, the smells, the landscape where you live. Imagine what it would be like if war came and things got so bad you had to leave. Imagine leaving your belongings and your pets, your friends and your neighborhood. Imagine traveling day and night, […]

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