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Library Giving Day: Inspiring the Joy & Skills of Reading

Posted in News on March 26, 2024 at 6:00 am

To boost the library’s Summer Reading Program, the Library Foundation of Spokane County is fundraising to give books to kids and teens in Spokane County to kick off summer reading. You can give the gift of reading. The goal is to raise enough funds during Library Giving Day so that each youth who registers for summer reading can choose one from a […]

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Smokey Bear Reading Challenge: Honoring 80 Years of Wildfire Prevention

Posted in News on April 9, 2024 at 6:00 am

To commemorate Smokey’s 80th birthday, we’re teaming up with the USDA Forest Service to introduce the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge on Beanstack. This isn't your run-of-the-mill reading challenge—it's an invitation to explore literature shedding light on wildfire prevention and environmental stewardship. To participate, sign up on Beanstack a […]

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8+ Ideas for Unwinding During Stress Awareness Month & All Year Long

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 3, 2024 at 6:00 am

Stress doesn’t just affect the brain. It affects a person’s whole body. The “fight or flight” response can be helpful if you’re in short-term physical danger. But over time, it can damage your health. All the following can cause harmful long-term stress, also known as chronic stress... […]

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SCLD Food Drive: Help Decrease Local Food Insecurity

Posted in News on March 28, 2024 at 4:00 am

Donate nonperishable food at your library during National Library Week, April 7–13, 2024. You can support your community and help decrease food insecurity with a donation of nonperishable food items. Your donations will go to regional food banks serving Spokane County, including Second Harvest Food Bank. Food insecurity occurs when ... […]

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Share Your Memorabilia & Memories of Expo ’74 During the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted in News on March 27, 2024 at 6:00 am

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Expo '74, the library invites you to drop off your memorabilia and photos at any of our library locations for our July exhibit. Items are being collected April 1–May 10. If you have Expo ’74 stories and memories to share, then the library would also like to video record and share them online. Learn more […]

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Bad Decision Books: Just-One-More-Page Reading of Irresistible Stories

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 21, 2024 at 6:00 am

Side view portrait of a relaxed woman reading a book in the night on the bed What was the last book that you made a bad decision in order to read? I’m not asking about the book that made you put off cleaning out the refrigerator. Nearly any book could do that. I’m asking about the last book that made you spectacularly late for work or miss a whole night’s sleep... that magnitude of bad decision. I asked this question […]

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In-Person Payments for County Property Tax on 2 Days at North Spokane Library

Posted in News on March 14, 2024 at 4:00 am

The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office is accepting in-person payment of 2024 property taxes at North Spokane Library (44 E Hawthorne Rd) on Tuesday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 23, from 9am to 4pm. No appointments are needed. Learn more... […]

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Reading Romance: Did These 4 Novels Turn Me into a Romantic?

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 13, 2024 at 6:00 am

After a rough year, I decided that I would branch out and stretch my preferred reading tastes. Normally, I stick with thrillers and horror. Shockingly (okay, not so shockingly), this doesn’t help my existing anxiety problems. Which genre would I dive into, which felt the scariest? The answer for me was... romance (cue the Twilight Zone theme song […]

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It’s National Craft Month: Get Inspired, Try Something New & Boost Your Creativity

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 7, 2024 at 6:00 am

March is a wonderful time to learn a new skill or fall back in love with an old favorite. To inspire your crafting muse, visit your library to see an art show! You can see and hear two Irish music groups at our libraries to help fuel your creativity. Take a workshop or check out something from our Library of Things or... […]

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Transportation Safety in Our Region: Your Input Can Help How It Is Addressed

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 28, 2024 at 6:00 am

Safety is something we can all agree is important and a necessity for every human being. No matter where someone is going—to school, work, the grocery store, a park or anywhere—everyone deserves to get to their destination safely. Right now, this is not happening for everyone. See how you can provide input. […]

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