Author: Crystal Miller

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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Helplines, Crisis Services & Other Resources for Spokane County Residents (2023 Update)

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Crystal Miller Note: This is an update to a previous post. A crisis can occur at any point in life, whether it stems from a natural disaster, a health emergency, or interpersonal trauma. It can affect many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. It is […]

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Fall Gardening & Seed Libraries: Helpful Tips, Masterful Resources & Great Books

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 6, 2023 at 6:00 am

Gardener cuts rose leaves off with pruner to prepare bush for winter. Work in autumn garden. Taking care of plants September is a great time to start getting your garden ready for the long winter ahead and the coming spring. Our Fall Garden Cleanup class in September is an informative class led by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. He discusses the importance of fall cleanup in the garden, along with easy steps to get it all done. Plus check out these books and onlin […]

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New Digital Resources for Nonprofits & Individuals Looking for Grants & Scholarships

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 12, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller The library has two new resources for grant seekers from Candid: GuideStar and Grants to Individuals. You can find grants, fellowships, and scholarships for yourself or your student with Grants for Individuals. If your nonprofit organization is on the hunt for grants and funding opportunities, stop into the library to access Guide […]

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Helpful Spring Gardening Programs, Informative Books & the Latest from the Master Gardeners

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Spring is upon us and that means there’s a new crop of gardening programs on offer at our libraries, fresh gardening books on our shelves, and seed libraries to visit. Our long-time community partner, the WSU Extension Spokane County Master Gardeners, has been presenting gardening programs and hosting a plant clinic at […]

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Women’s Heart Week: Heart Disease Signs, Risks, Prevention & Library Resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 1, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Women’s Heart Week Organized by the Women’s Heart Foundation, Women’s Heart Week is celebrated each year February 1–7 and aims to educate, raise awareness, and teach the symptoms and preventions of serious heart diseases in women. According to both the Women’s Heart Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Q&A with Teri Koski: Finding Useful Resources & Support for Memory Loss & Dementia

Posted in Explore and Discover, Prime Time on October 13, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Crystal Miller According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, “someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds. There are over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia in 2020. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 78 million in 2030 and 139 million in 2050.” These statistics are sobering and point to the […]

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How to Connect with Community Organizations That Help Students with Back-to-School Needs

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 10, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller August is National Back to School Month. Starting a new year of school can require new clothes and school supplies, among other things. Some families may need some extra help to provide these things for their students. If you are able to help, there are many ways you can donate to help […]

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Q&A with SHIBA: Valuable Information, Resources & Books to Help You Navigate Medicare

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 25, 2022 at 6:00 am

Woman showing another woman something on a computer, and two men looking at another computer screen. Spokane County Library District has been partnering with the Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor (SHIBA) program to offer free, unbiased Medicare programs. SHIBA advisors provide our customers with valuable information related to healthcare, more specifically Medicare, on a regular basis. I interviewed Monica Kudrna, the SHIBA Coordinator, t […]

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Get Personalized Help at the Library on a Variety of Topics, Plus Test Proctoring

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller Two library services are up and running again: Book a Librarian with in-person appointments and test proctoring services! Book a Librarian Book-a-Librarian appointments are once again available in person. Over the last two years, we have had to scale this service back due to the pandemic. We have been offering our Book-a-Librarian […]

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Helpful & Easy to Use: Personal Finance Resources, Books & Programs for You

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 3, 2022 at 7:00 am

By Crystal Miller & Erin Dodge For many, personal finances can be an overwhelming topic to tackle. Analyzing your finances and preparing for your financial future may not be at the top of your to-do list. Maybe it could be something to think about tomorrow, even when you feel like it’s something you probably should […]

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