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Author: Gwendolyn Haley

Winter Reading Challenge: Read to Earn Badges & Reflect on Your Story

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on December 14, 2023 at 4:30 am

By Gwendolyn Haley As we usher in the new year, SCLD is thrilled to announce our enthusiastic participation in the “Where We Come From” Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Beanstack. You’re invited to sign up for this exciting literary journey, happening January 1–31. The challenge is to read at least 300 minutes throughout the m […]

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LEGO Stop-Motion Animation: Workshops, Call for Submissions & Movie Screening

Posted in News on November 8, 2023 at 6:00 am

LEGO bricks have long been beloved by kids and adults alike for their versatility and endless creative possibilities. But did you know that these colorful building blocks can also serve as the perfect medium for stop-motion animation? You can sign up for a stop-motion animation workshop, submit your video creation to our movie screening, and celebr […]

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Sky-Watching Spectacular: Get Ready & View the 2023 Solar Eclipse at the Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on August 22, 2023 at 6:00 am

On October 14, 2023, sky-watchers around the world will be treated to the spectacular sight of an annular solar eclipse. During this celestial event, the moon will pass between Earth and the sun, creating a stunning ring of fire as the sun’s outer edges remain visible around the dark moon. Learn about and safely enjoy this breathtaking celestial […]

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Library of Things Returns with New Things & an Easy Reservation System

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on June 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Did you know you can check out a telescope, Instant Pot, educational toys, tools, and electronic equipment from the library? We’ve been adding more and more non-book items to our collection to help you learn, work, create, and thrive. As the Library of Things collection continues to grow, you’ll find interesting new […]

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Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Track Your Summer Reading for a Chance to Win a Prize

Posted in News on May 31, 2022 at 6:00 am

Illustration of kids in a canoe with oars in the water, a red bird flying in the sky, and a boy reading a book under a tree on land This summer, reading offers you a chance to win prizes! The benefits of reading also include such things as sleeping better, reducing stress, increasing general knowledge, helping concentration, improving empathy, and improving literacy. Plus, reading is a great for free entertainment. Our summer reading challenge for 2022 includes reading books fr […]

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Earth Week Celebration & Exploration of Plants, Animals & Insects for All Ages

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley Earth Week is the perfect time to get outside and explore while also learning about the importance of conservation and biodiversity. We’ve planned a week of activities for you! BioBlitz 2022 A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species of plants, animals, and insects as possible […]

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Winter Reading Challenge: 20 Minutes a Day for a Better You, Better World

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

And for the month of January, you’ll have access to selected eBooks from Lerner Publishing, available exclusively through the #WinterRead2022 challenge. That means you will have instant access with no holds, wait times, or borrowing limits. These titles help readers of all ages explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. You can ex […]

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School Is In: Helpful Digital Resources for Research, Studying & Homework

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on November 19, 2021 at 6:00 am

Now that school is in full swing, homework assignments for many students have started in earnest. Whatever the age of the student, and whether it’s you or someone in your household, we have some great digital resources to help get you through the school year. […]

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Author Lisa Napoli Event Focuses on Pivotal Figures in News Media History

Posted in News on July 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY GWENDOLYN HALEY I’m thrilled to share that journalist and author Lisa Napoli will be with us in a virtual visit on Thursday, August 5, at 6:30pm, presented with media partner Spokane Public Radio. The 24-Hour News Cycle & How It Created a World of News Junkies In this online program with Lisa Napoli, you […]

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2021 Discover Passes available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on February 25, 2021 at 4:30 am

Discover Passes Available For Checkout BY GWENDOLYN HALEY We have good news for all who enjoy nature and the outdoors! The 2021 Check Out Washington Discover Passes have arrived at the library. You can explore millions of acres of state parks and public lands. The Check Out Washington backpack includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover […]

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