TAG: books

4 Fantastic Online Author Talks for Kids, Teens & Families

Posted in News on June 13, 2024 at 5:30 am

SCLD Online Authors Series: K-12 Summer Author Talks July brings you closer to four fabulous authors of children’s and teens’ literature! These creators of wonderful stories—told though graphic novels, poetry in verse, and illustrated children’s books—make these summer author talks fun online experiences for the whole family to share. […]

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Spokane Is Reading’s Community Read for 2024 Is “Perma Red” by Debra Magpie Earling

Posted in News on June 11, 2024 at 6:00 am

For more than 20 years, Spokane Is Reading has hosted an annual community-wide read in which the greater Spokane community has been invited to read and discuss a common book together and hear from the author. This year’s selection is Debra Magpie Earling’s novel "Perma Red," recently named by "The Atlantic" as one of “The Great American Novel […]

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Books to Go for Kids: Get Instant Summer Reading Gratification

Posted in News on June 4, 2024 at 6:00 am

When it comes to keeping kids entertained during the summer, we know the best way to do it is with books. But not just any book. Books to Go for kids are high-interest titles that would normally have a long holds queue. However, Books to Go can’t be placed on hold. Instead, when you come into any of our ten libraries or visit LINC, our mobile lib […]

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Adventure Begins Onboard LINC: A Magic School Bus Summer Experience

Posted in News on May 30, 2024 at 6:00 am

This summer, you might spot LINC at community festivals and celebrations. I invite you to stop in (and cool down—it’s temperature controlled!) and see what you can find and do while visiting our mobile library. Keep reading to learn more about LINC’s summer activities... […]

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Smokey Bear Reading Challenge: Honoring 80 Years of Wildfire Prevention

Posted in News on April 9, 2024 at 6:00 am

To commemorate Smokey’s 80th birthday, we’re teaming up with the USDA Forest Service to introduce the Smokey Bear Reading Challenge on Beanstack. This isn't your run-of-the-mill reading challenge—it's an invitation to explore literature shedding light on wildfire prevention and environmental stewardship. To participate, sign up on Beanstack a […]

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8+ Ideas for Unwinding During Stress Awareness Month & All Year Long

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 3, 2024 at 6:00 am

Stress doesn’t just affect the brain. It affects a person’s whole body. The “fight or flight” response can be helpful if you’re in short-term physical danger. But over time, it can damage your health. All the following can cause harmful long-term stress, also known as chronic stress... […]

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Share Your Memorabilia & Memories of Expo ’74 During the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted in News on March 27, 2024 at 6:00 am

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Expo '74, the library invites you to drop off your memorabilia and photos at any of our library locations for our July exhibit. Items are being collected April 1–May 10. If you have Expo ’74 stories and memories to share, then the library would also like to video record and share them online. Learn more […]

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Library Giving Day: Inspiring the Joy & Skills of Reading

Posted in News on March 26, 2024 at 6:00 am

To boost the library’s Summer Reading Program, the Library Foundation of Spokane County is fundraising to give books to kids and teens in Spokane County to kick off summer reading. You can give the gift of reading. The goal is to raise enough funds during Library Giving Day so that each youth who registers for summer reading can choose one from a […]

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Bad Decision Books: Just-One-More-Page Reading of Irresistible Stories

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 21, 2024 at 6:00 am

Side view portrait of a relaxed woman reading a book in the night on the bed What was the last book that you made a bad decision in order to read? I’m not asking about the book that made you put off cleaning out the refrigerator. Nearly any book could do that. I’m asking about the last book that made you spectacularly late for work or miss a whole night’s sleep... that magnitude of bad decision. I asked this question […]

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Reading Romance: Did These 4 Novels Turn Me into a Romantic?

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 13, 2024 at 6:00 am

After a rough year, I decided that I would branch out and stretch my preferred reading tastes. Normally, I stick with thrillers and horror. Shockingly (okay, not so shockingly), this doesn’t help my existing anxiety problems. Which genre would I dive into, which felt the scariest? The answer for me was... romance (cue the Twilight Zone theme song […]

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