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16 Fabulous Book Destinations for Your Next Trip

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES As communities continue to reopen across the Inland Northwest, travel has dominated my mind. I’ve waited over a year to see family and friends, and I look forward to packing my bags for a visit. I also look forward to sightseeing again. With National Library Week taking place just last week, it […]

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Celebrating Earth this month with activities, library programs & an action plan

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 5, 2021 at 6:45 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER OUR WATER USAGE April brings Earth Day celebrations and gardening fun. When many of us are busy planning our garden layout, possibly filled with colorful flowers or vibrant veggies, we may not be considering how much water each of the plants require. Did you know that according to data from the U.S. […]

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Civic Lab Online: Water Conservation & Gardening

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. Water Conservation […]

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Celebrating & learning during Money Smart Week

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 31, 2021 at 7:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER April is a month that brings the hope of warmer weather and a time to take stock of our surroundings to see how they’ve weathered through the winter. Lots of us are inspired to spring clean our homes, clear out the garage, and look with fresh eyes at our finances. April is […]

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Judging a book by its cover: Weird, wonderful fantasy books that delivered

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 24, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ALISON JOHNSON How do you pick out your books? Favorite authors and genres are one way. How about serendipitous discovery instigated by a flash of color or intriguing artwork? What attracts you to a book before you even read the title or know the author? When I am browsing through books, online or in […]

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15 fresh programs for April: Spring gardening, piggy banks, Nancy Drew & more

Posted in News on March 18, 2021 at 6:00 am

You’re bound to find a library program for you or someone you know this April. Fresh for spring, Master Gardener Kurt Madison shares gardening tips, kids and adults can celebrate Earth Day with a BioBlitz (hint: it involves going to the park!), and adults can create spring-inspired art with Creativebug daily challenge. If you have […]

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The best new picture books each month for delightful, adventurous reads

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 11, 2021 at 6:00 am

By SHERI BOGGS If you’re someone who wants to know about the best and newest picture books arriving on library shelves and what our librarians have to say about them, then Picture Book Chat is for you! Picture Book Chat is among our latest online programs. In these videos, Mary Ellen Braks, librarian and our […]

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Goodbye, Lynda.com. Hello, LinkedIn Learning.

Posted in News on March 10, 2021 at 6:00 am

Lynda.com is changing to LinkedIn Learning. All of the business and technology courses and content from Lynda.com will be integrated into the LinkedIn Learning platform. This digital resource will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, March 11, as all customer information is transferred to LinkedIn Learning to create a seamless transition for lea […]

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Wiggle worms and bouncing kangaroos: How do you read to active toddlers?

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 3, 2021 at 6:00 am

How to read to active toddlers By RACHEL EDMONDSON After cold winter weather has kept us inside along with months of extra pandemic confinement, many of us are feeling pretty antsy. For young kids who have a high need to be active, sitting still is probably harder than ever, even for those young kids who normally are happy to crawl into […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is the Digital Divide?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on March 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

The Digital Divide About Civic Lab Online Civic Lab Online provides information on issues facing our community for you to explore. Take a look at thought-provoking materials for teens and adults that allow us to engage in open conversation and grow together as a community. You’ll find all past topics on the Civic Lab Online web page. What is […]

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