TAG: tweens

Boredom Busters

Posted in News on November 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_BoredomBusters Get to the library for plenty of boredom busters to keep you entertained when school’s out. Drop in to play games, make spectacular crafts, explore electricity with squishy circuits, and test your engineering skills with building challenges. Bring friends for an afternoon of fun! 1–4pm | For kids in grades K–6 CHENEY Thursday, Nov 19 MED […]

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Game On: Family Game Day with Uncle’s Games

Posted in News on October 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_FamilyGameDay For some family-friendly fun get to the library for an afternoon of gaming! Play and test out a variety of board games provided by Uncle’s Games. You can even purchase a game to add to your family’s collection or check someone off your holiday gift list. Come get your game on! 11am–4pm | All ages […]

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Halloween craft tutorial: How to make a sock zombie

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SockZombie By Kelsey Hudson Zombies invaded the library this month at Tween Club. There was zombie poetry, zombie makeup, and we even created our very own sock zombies. But don’t fear! For those of you who missed Tween Club, you can make your very own no-sew sock zombie at home. For my own sock zombie, I was […]

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Fall programs especially for tweens & teens

Posted in For You, News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 28, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RandomFandom The library is an ideal place for tweens and teens to socialize with friends, explore their interests, and learn valuable skills. It’s a space where they can access unlimited resources and participate in engaging, free programs. This fall we have a variety of activities designed especially for students in grades 4 and up. Tween Club […]

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Animal rescues: Q&A with local author Kelly Milner Halls

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on September 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Kelly By Sheri Boggs What do Sasquatch, wild dogs, dinosaur babies, ghosts, and alien visitors all have in common? Besides being intrinsically awesome, they’ve all been book subjects for local writer Kelly Milner Halls. Halls is a passionate profiler of the wonderfully weird, with nonfiction titles like Tales of the Cryptids, Ghostly Evidence, a […]

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Discover endless possibilities within your reach

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_endless possibilities By Gwendolyn Haley I just bought a cartful of school supplies for my three kids. We love new pens, pencils, and notebooks at our house. They represent the endless possibilities a new school year brings. I get excited just thinking about everything that my kids will learn and create over the next few months. One […]

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7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_TweenReads By Kelsey Hudson In my position as a librarian, I see a lot of voracious readers from preschoolers to senior citizens. With all of those bookworms, I particularly love when a tween comes in looking for something new. Tweens can be insatiable readers but at this age, right around 9 to 12 years old, picking […]

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted in News on August 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_LibrarySystems_Card Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Spokane County Library District joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school […]

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Asper-reads: Great books and resources about Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorders

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on August 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Aspergers By Sheri Boggs A few weeks after running a blog post on the We Need Diverse Books movement, I heard from Kathleen, a young reader in North Carolina who wrote that she has Asperger syndrome. “I’m trying to put together shareable resources to help empower others with autism to be confident, social, and able to […]

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Why my children study a foreign language

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on July 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_ForeignLanguage By Gwendolyn Haley They don’t believe us when we tell them, but our children will thank us for this one day. You see, for the last few years, my husband and I have required our three daughters to study a foreign language; specifically, Mandarin Chinese. Why Chinese? We taught English for 18 months at a university in the People’s […]

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