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Author: Erin Dodge

New Catalog Has Improved Searching, Browsing & Features You Can Customize

Posted in News on May 11, 2023 at 4:00 am

The library has a new catalog with a fresh look and loads of useful features to help you find books and materials. Let’s take a look at some of these features and how you can save time with searches and discovering materials you want to check out... […]

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15 Minutes of Community Science Can Make a World of Difference

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on February 2, 2023 at 7:00 am

When you hear someone say that that something is “for the birds,” they mean it is foolish and not to be taken too seriously. This month, the Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17–20 invites everyone to do something for the birds that isn’t foolish, is in fact helpful, and could be quite fascinating... […]

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Q&A with SCRAPS: Pet Parent Tips & Separation Anxiety Help for Dogs

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 24, 2022 at 6:00 am

When I heard about the upcoming program Pandemic Dogs and Separation Anxiety, I was reminded that pets can have stress and anxiety, just like humans can. To complicate these situations, pets can’t tell us in words when something is wrong. So, I often think first of the physical health of my pets whenever there is a change in behavior, appetite, a […]

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Food Insecurity & Local Organizations Fighting to Eradicate It, Plus Food for Fines

Posted in News on March 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge At all of our libraries, we’re holding our annual food drive Food for Fines, after a 2-year hiatus, during National Library Week: April 3–9. For every non-perishable item of food donated, $2 will be cleared from the library cardholder’s account for overdue fees, up to $20 (more details below). Anyone can donate […]

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Spokane Is Reading Celebrates 20 Years & Shares 12 Books That Writers Recommend

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on July 29, 2021 at 7:00 am

These dozen books look like a mishmash selection at first glance. And that’s because we put the choice for wonderful reading recommendations into the hands of past Spokane Is Reading authors. […]

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OverDrive features to enhance your digital reading experience

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on August 24, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Cheryl Zobel, Diane Brown & Erin Dodge If you enjoy reading eBooks or listening to audiobooks, then you are probably already a big fan of OverDrive. There are many titles available—over 90,000! So if you are looking for your next great read, it is highly likely you’ll find something in our digital collection at […]

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A peek into EnviroKids’ Club: Q&A with two partner agencies

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Next week, we’re hosting three EnviroKids’ Club programs (sign up before they fill up!), each showing kids and their families different ways that they can champion the environment and take action to make changes at home and in their neighborhoods. In case you missed the announcement, here are those three programs: EnviroKids’ […]

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Tell a new financial story with these digital resources

Posted in News on March 26, 2019 at 6:00 am

Managing money and investments can be a challenge. We have digital resources to help make personal finance and investment management easier and more cost effective. These digital resources are available to library cardholders living in-district at no additional cost. We have online courses if you want to understand how to balance your household bud […]

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Create and play at the library

Posted in News on February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

PLAY Late Night Nerf Battle When the library closes, let the Nerf battle begin! We supply the Nerf toys and rounds and snacks. This program is for kids in grades 3–5. Registration and signed permission form  are required. CHENEYThursday, April 4, 7–9pm | REGISTER MORAN PRAIRIEFriday, April 5, 7–9pm | REGISTER CREATE Journaling Through Ar […]

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It’s electrifying: Digital resources and staff picks for student scientists

Posted in News on February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover the many ways electricity and electrical circuits are part of our lives. No matter a student’s grade level, our digital resources offer videos and articles for engaged learning. Plus the books in our collection provide new scientific experiments kids can do at home and for school science fairs. SIRS Discoverer Find magazine articles, […]

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