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Free & Unlimited Streaming Entertainment Means More to Love about the Library

Posted on February 14, 2024 at 6:00 am

This time of year is perfect for stay-at-home movie nights, and the library can help you enjoy entertainment for free with your in-district library card! In fact, we offer two free movie streaming services: Hoopla and Kanopy. Add these to our large selection of DVDs and that gives you over 100,000 free movies, TV series, shorts, and documentaries t […]

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Explore the Ice Age Floods That Created the Pacific Northwest’s Breathtaking Geology

Posted on February 7, 2024 at 6:00 am

Guest blogger Don Chadbourne shares the story of the Ice Age Floods, which will be the feature of four presentations focusing on different locations and perspectives at SCLD libraries in February. […]

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Annual Community Art Show Encourages Imagination & Creativity for All

Posted on January 25, 2024 at 4:30 am

By Alison Johnson Annual Community Art Show The Annual Community Art Show returns to the library, inviting all to explore being creative. Each year, we get to see the fabulous imaginations of artists. Whether the art is impressively detailed, charming, cute, or wacky, there is always a variety of amazing art to view. This year, […]

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9 Series That Serve Up a Different Kind of Cozy Mystery

Posted on January 17, 2024 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole Getting Cozy January and February are full of short days and cold nights, which make for a natural time to rest (hibernation, anyone?). I think this is a great time to get cozy with a hot cocoa and read a new series. So, I’m focusing on the cozy mystery. For me, cozy […]

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Fall Prevention Classes Help Improve Quality of Life for Those Age 60+

Posted on January 10, 2024 at 6:00 am

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Even if there is no injury, falls carry a heavy impact to quality of life. Many older adults fear falling, and if the fear is intense, they may limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and fe […]

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2023 Library Recap: A Year of Milestones, Progress & Innovation

Posted on December 28, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Jane Baker A library is defined as a building or room containing collections of books, magazines, and other materials for people to read, borrow, or reference. Those who visit our libraries regularly often have warmer descriptions, such as “my happy place” or “heaven on earth.” The range of descriptions in between the dictionary definiti […]

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10 Reasons to Try (and Love) Graphic Nonfiction Books

Posted on December 20, 2023 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades You’ve probably heard the saying “your eyes are bigger than your stomach.” Well, that applies to both my eating and reading habits. I tend to gather far more books than I have time to read. As the book stacks grow in my house, so does my sense of defeat and inadequacy. I […]

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

Posted 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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Uplifting, Inspiring Stories from the Past Year at Your Library

Posted on December 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

Photo: Rogue Heart Media By Dana Mannino Whenever someone sends the library a thank you note, praises library staff in a comment card, or shares some verbal kudos, we enter that interaction into a database (it’s a very librarian thing to do) so that all staff can see it, making sure those who are being […]

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Create Jolly Holiday Gifts & Decorations with Online Classes from Creativebug

Posted on December 6, 2023 at 6:00 am

Experience the joy of making with the library’s digital resource: Creativebug. It offers free, online art and craft classes that you can watch anytime, anywhere. All you need to explore your creativity is... […]

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