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Author: Kelsey Hudson

Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on September 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson In my position as a librarian, I see a lot of voracious readers from preschoolers to senior citizens. With all of those bookworms, I particularly love when a tween comes in looking for something new. Tweens can be insatiable readers but at this age, right around 9 to 12 years old, picking […]

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Cookbook recommendations for amazing casseroles and one-pan meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson For some reason, the end of August always feels rushed, frantic, and pretty stressful for me. I have a lot of catching up to do after three months of action-packed summer programs at the library, not to mention a fair bit of planning for this coming fall. In fact, I even have the pretty lofty goal […]

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5 YA books recommended by teens

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on August 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson It’s pretty common for librarians to be asked for reading recommendations. Members come in looking for their next read, families want to know what’s new, and we visit lots of schools to share the news about the best new reads. With all of that though, what I really enjoy is when someone […]

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Essential items for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Teens on July 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson With annual comicons like SpoCon, Lilac City Comicon, Kuronekocon, and Worldcon 2015 all being held in Spokane this summer, there are plenty of opportunities for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts to share their interests and talent with others. Now I’m kind of a cosplay newbie, but I do enjoy creating costumes and exploring […]

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Liquid Lit: Summer Reading Edition

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on June 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson School’s almost out for the summer, which means a big jump in activity at the library from some of our youngest members. From picture books and graphic novels to easy readers and classic chapter books, they’ll be flying off the shelves as families swing into summer. Summer can be a great time to branch […]

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Novel Ideas: DIY Book Crafts for All Skill Levels

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Bookworms beware—some books were harmed in the making of this blog! As a librarian and a giant bookworm myself, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have more than a few books hiding around my apartment, many that haven’t seen daylight in ages.  Although donation is tempting, I’ll admit they’re […]

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Step Away From The Screen

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on April 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson Disconnecting for an entire week can seem like a daunting task, especially in our increasingly digital world. But outside of work and homework assignments, turning off our electronics can be a great way to reconnect with our family, friends, and the world around us. Next week is Screen-Free Week, an annual event where […]

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On My Coffee Table

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson I’ll let you in on a little-known librarian secret—we don’t get to read quite as much as we’d like and we definitely haven’t read or watched everything in the library. Don’t get me wrong, there are so many amazing things to enjoy in our libraries, but more often than not, my “to […]

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Pie (Pi) for a day

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on March 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson For three years in high school, I was a proud Mathlete. That means I voluntarily spent my free time studying and competing against others on how quickly I could solve math equations. Between Mathletes, Knowledge Bowl, and Chamber Orchestra, I could have easily filled the world’s geekiest letterman’s jacket if I had […]

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