All Spokane County Library District locations will be closed on Monday, February 15, to observe Presidents’ Day.

TAG: technology

It’s electriFYING!

Posted in News on October 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

FallEnergy_feature How does electricity really work? Let’s explore with Snap Circuits! Together we’ll build things that chime, light up, and spin. Hear from Avista electrical engineers about their fascinating jobs as they join in the circuit-building fun. For kids ages 8–14. Space is limited. Airway Heights | Saturday, Nov 21, 2–3:30pm Argonne | Thursday, Dec […]

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BiblioBoard: Connecting indie writers, libraries, and readers

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

Young smiling woman sitting on the floor and using laptop By Carlie Hoffman Are you a local indie writer looking to connect with readers? Would you like readers to be able to find your book at the library? Well, you’re in luck! We recently acquired a new digital resource called BiblioBoard, an online platform that makes it possible to publish your work as an eBook so readers can […]

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Get your facts straight!

Posted in News on September 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature-Statista-Opt2 Finding accurate data is stress-free and simple when you use Statista, an online database that makes it easy to access numbers, data, and facts at a glance. Statista is now available for Spokane County Library District members to use at any of our 10 library locations. Explore easy-to-use portals containing statistics, studies, dossiers, infographi […]

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Book a Librarian: Face-to-face, personalized service

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BookALibrarian By Gwendolyn Haley Friends and family often use me as their personal librarian. I have personalized reading lists, found materials in the right Lexile for a friend’s precocious 8-year-old, got my mom set up to use the eBooks from the library on her new eReader, and researched the market for a friend starting a new […]

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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

Feature_TwitterAccounts 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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Update Your Library Account Password

Posted in News on July 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Online computer screen shot with binary code and password text, great concept for computer, technology  and online security. In an effort to improve security for our members, the password parameters for all library accounts have changed. Effective July 20, library account passwords (formerly referred to as PINs) are now case-sensitive and may also include non-alphanumeric characters. This change requires all library members to reset their current password.  Please note […]

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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

Feature_LibraryResources 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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Written in the stars

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Stars By Jane Baker The old lawn chair isn’t comfortable. My legs always stick to it when I wear shorts and it tilts to the left. But on this unusually warm Fourth of July evening, just minutes before the grand fireworks were about to begin, I was able to lean back and gaze up to a sky full of […]

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Free Books: Accessing the World’s Public Domain Literature

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PublicDomain By Brian Vander Veen Whoever coined the Internet phrase “never read the comments” was a wise person indeed. It’s especially true if you’re a librarian (or library fan) reading pretty much any news article related to public libraries; inevitably, there’s the one commenter who questions why public libraries even exist, the guy w […]

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Crowdfunding Success Stories: Q&A with Transolar Galactica Producer Adam Boyd

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on May 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CrowdFunding2 By Brian Vander Veen Back in March, I posted a Q&A with comics artist Manny Trembley, who had successfully funded the publication of several graphic novels on Kickstarter (and has since raised more than $14,000 on Kickstarter to fund his next book, Victoria Jr.). But publishing projects, of course, aren’t the only thing on Kickstarter. […]

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