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Top Literary Tourist Stops in English-Speaking Countries for Avid Book Fans

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 23, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY MELISSA RHOADES Summer 2021 may not be an ideal time to travel internationally, but it’s a great time to start dreaming and planning! In fact, Conde Nast Traveler (available digitally from Flipster) recommends planning international travel at least one year in advance. TRAVELING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 The status of international travel is […]

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Accepting Applications for Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees

Posted in News on June 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Spokane County Commissioners are now accepting applications for a Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees position. The position is currently open. Applications are being accepted until July 12, 2021. Trustee Ami Calvert, whose term was scheduled to end December 31, 2024, is moving out of the District’s service area and, therefore, has […]

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Expanded library open hours planned to start in July

Posted in News on June 17, 2021 at 4:00 am

OUR LIBRARIES ARE OPEN All Spokane County Libraries are currently opened to the public, and we are planning to extend our open hours on July 6. All anticipated changes for July 6 that are listed below are subject to change following the direction and guidelines of Washington state and local authorities. We look forward to […]

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1-Minute PBS Parenting Tips Give Great Advice for Our Hectic Lives

Posted in News on June 16, 2021 at 6:00 am

All you need is a minute to learn a new parenting tip! If you’re a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of young children, then you will want to check out Parenting Minutes from KSPS PBS and PBS affiliate WNET New York. These digital videos provide quick insight and key information on topics related to early childhood […]

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Page Turner Animal Adventures Brings Kids Exciting Exploration & Daily Activities

Posted in News on June 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

PAGE TURNER ANIMAL ADVENTURES Boost summer learning with loads of fun virtual field trips, stories, activities, games, and special guests with Page Turner Animal Adventures! This exclusive content is available to kids and families signed up for online summer reading on Beanstack. You’ll get eight weeks of virtual adventures with the intrepid Stor […]

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Real & Magical: An Eclectic Pride Month Booklist for Teens & Adults

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 11, 2021 at 9:45 am

BY ANDREA BRUMBAUGH In honor of Pride Month, I’ve put together a list of reads from LGBTQ literature. The library has many titles to help you discover, learn about, and read about the worlds of LGBTQ fictional characters and real people. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed on where to start, I’m sharing a few of […]

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Help Kids Succeed: Apply to Volunteer for the Fall Study Buddy Program

Posted in News on June 9, 2021 at 6:00 am

Looking for volunteer hours? You can help a child improve their reading & math skills. We’re looking for teens and adults who would like to volunteer to tutor in our after-school homework help program, called the Study Buddy Program. As a tutor, you’ll help elementary-school students with reading and math skills. About the Study Buddy […]

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Prevent Summer Learning Loss & Get Free Online Tutoring with HelpNow

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 8, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER After the disruption to students’ lives and school year trying to adapt to online, hybrid, or homeschooling learning models (sometimes all three), your student may benefit from some tutoring over the summer.   Even if your student thrived in the new online or hybrid environments, when kids and teens continue to read, […]

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Yummy Reads and Recipes for National Doughnut Day

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ALISON JOHNSON From black licorice doughnuts to the Cronut (doughnut made from croissant batter), everyone can find a favorite. Even savory doughnuts exist for those who don’t have a sweet tooth. Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day, the first Friday in June! You could celebrate by eating a doughnut, reading about doughnuts, and by doing […]

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Explore Random Acts of Art and Ways to Participate

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 2, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Have you found art out in the wild? If you’ve spied some art while out on a walk in your neighborhood, at a bus stop, or on a chair in a café, then you have probably found the kind of art I’m talking about. If not, keep your eyes open for the […]

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