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Read the Book, See the Movie

Posted in Teens on February 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_ReadBookWatchMovie by Corinne W. 2013 was full of Teen favorites hitting the theater as blockbuster films: Catching Fire, The Book Thief, City of Bones, Ender’s Game, Beautiful Creatures, The Spectacular Now – the list goes on. Some were smash hits, while others just didn’t translate the fictional world we love to the big screen. In order […]

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Great Books from Goodreads

Posted in Teens on February 4, 2014 at 6:00 am

Picking a Book by Kelsey H. As 2013 came to an end, readers around the country picked their favorite young adult fiction of the year. Over 100,000 votes were cast in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 for the top spots of the year. Among the best of the best in young adult fiction were: Eleanor & Park by […]

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Teen Volunteers

Posted in Teens on January 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_Volunteers UPDATE: Please visit our Teen Volunteers page for up-to-date information on the volunteer quarters at http://www.scld.org/for-you/teens/teen-volunteers/ Need to pump up your college resume? Or fill a requirement for graduation? Or perhaps you just want a fulfilling volunteer opportunity? Consider giving your time to the Spokane County Library Distr […]

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Fountain of Useless Knowledge

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 31, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Useless by Kelsey Hudson My ability to remember an author or fictional character’s name is questionable at best, but I do have a great memory for remembering little bits of useless information. Growing up, there was an equal chance you’d find me with an encyclopedia or world almanac as you would Harry Potter or Little House […]

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Book Trailer – The Book Thief

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_BookThief by Becky M. With the success of the movie adaptation, there is renewed interest in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was inspired to create a book trailer for it in a children’s literature class last year. I used Windows Movie Maker, which is a great free program. I […]

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Winter Is Coming

Posted in Teens on December 10, 2013 at 6:00 am

Teen_Feature_WinterisComing by Sonia G. It always takes some time for me to start enjoying winter. The other seasons? I’m right there- bring on the spring flowers, heat of summer and crisp fall air. Winter takes a little longer. Eventually I come around to the cold and snow because cold and snow mean it’s easier to make […]

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Great Gift Books for Kids and Teens

Posted in Parents and Teachers on December 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_GiftBooks by Sheri Boggs Friends by Eric Carle A boy and girl are best friends who once “played and ran and danced and told each other secrets.” When the girl moves away, the boy sets out on a wild adventure, crossing rivers, scaling mountains and sleeping under the stars — all to find her again. Rendered […]

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Time for a Change

Posted in Teens on November 12, 2013 at 7:00 am

T_Feature_TimeTravelReads by Rachel E. It seems like lots of the new books in Teen fiction in the last year are dark, futuristic and dystopian. While I love Hunger Games, and you can’t go wrong with Divergent, sometimes I enjoy a little change of pace. Or should I say, time? Lately I’ve been enjoying time-travel books, and […]

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Teens

Posted in Teens on October 14, 2013 at 12:12 pm

T_Feature_TeenComputer Welcome to our Teen blog page. This page provides resources and information for ages 13 and over. Find cool links, Homework Help, book reviews, and events just for teens. […]

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No school? No problem!

Posted in Parents and Teachers on September 28, 2013 at 5:25 pm

P&T_Feature_NoSchoolNoProblem Are you looking for ways to entertain your kids when there is no school during parent teacher conferences. Well we have your afternoon covered! Drop in to the library while school is out. Create an artistic masterpiece, face off over a board game, work on your Wii skills (or do all three!). Bring your parents, siblings and friends. CHENEY Thur […]

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