Teens

7 Book recommendations for the discerning tween reader

Posted 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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Family-friendly fun in Spokane County this fall

Posted on September 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson One thing I love about Spokane County is the variety of kid-friendly events and activities. I’m always excited when I find out about an event I’ve never heard of before. Of course, this is great when I still have time to check out the event, but a bummer when I find out after […]

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7 Most anticipated YA books to read this fall

Posted on August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs As the days get slightly shorter and store shelves quiver under the weight of notebook paper and backpacks, I’m comforted that if summer has to go, the reward is a bounty of fall teen fiction. From series sequels to favorite authors and stand-alone novels, there’s a story for everyone. Everything here will be published […]

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5 YA books recommended by teens

Posted 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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Asper-reads: Great books and resources about Asperger’s and autism spectrum disorders

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs A few weeks after running a blog post on the We Need Diverse Books movement, I heard from Kathleen, a young reader in North Carolina who wrote that she has Asperger syndrome. “I’m trying to put together shareable resources to help empower others with autism to be confident, social, and able to […]

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Essential items for cosplayers and costuming enthusiasts

Posted 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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5 eBooks for comic and cosplay fans

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Clarissa Fidler Summer is the season for superheroes. Between the numerous comicons and superhero blockbuster movies, characters like Black Widow, Mad Max, and Ant-Man are front and center. While I thoroughly enjoy Marvel action movies like The Avengers and Iron Man, I admit that I’m a novice when it comes to true superhero knowledge. […]

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Recommended for you: 3 YA books to read right now

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs As the District’s Youth Collection Development Librarian, I work in our Collection Services Department, where all the library’s materials are selected, ordered, cataloged, and processed. We get to see all the new items before they even hit the shelves! Every now and then, we like to handpick a few of our favorite titles […]

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You and Me and Him: Q&A with YA Author Kris Dinnison

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs One of the best things about having bright, talented literary friends is getting to read their work and celebrate with them when their novels are published. I’m especially excited in the case of Kris Dinnison, longtime friend, community builder, and emerging YA voice. Her debut novel You and Me and Him is […]

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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert There is a first time for everything—including writing a resume. It has been many years since I wrote my first resume, but I still remember how overwhelming it felt. Those feelings of anxiety recently resurfaced when I was working with a group of students who needed to prepare their first resume. Like […]

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