All library buildings remain closed to the public. Curbside pickup is available. Online resources are available in our Digital Library, 24/7.

TAG: caregivers

Back-to-School digital resources to help student learning soar

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on September 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Whether students are going to school in person, online, or a combination of the two, Spokane County Library District is here to support their learning with tools and resources. Students can access a wealth of free resources online within our Digital Library by using their library card. Getting a library card is […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Not too young to talk about race and social justice: Library programs and other resources for starting the discussion

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

BY MOLLY MOORE In the video and slide presentation How Kids Learn About Race put together by EmbraceRace, they show that children learn about race from a variety of sources. This means that, whether we are prepared to discuss race or not, children of all ages are receiving messages from everywhere around them. Children, even […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Starting the conversation: Helping you discuss race inequity

Posted in News on September 1, 2020 at 6:00 am

“It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults,” writes Sheri Boggs, youth collection development librarian, in a recent blog post. To help parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all adults who work with children, we’re offering a program that d […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Superhero fiction trivia & science projects you can do at home

Posted in News on August 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

We could share just one or two science experiments with you, but instead we decided to share one every week for three months! Who’s ready check out some science? Trivia fans and Marvel fans come together to show off their knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will you rise to be the superhero of this […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Explore the air you breathe, the water you flush & worms that eat garbage with the EnviroKids’ Club

Posted in News on August 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

Calling all junior scientists, nature explorers & challenge seekers! You can participate in three programs with the Spokane County EnviroKids’ Club. Discover how you can help clean the air! Do experiments to see what you should and shouldn’t flush down the toilet! Explore the wiggly, wonderful world of worms and how they help a garden […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kid-picked books for your summer reading list

Posted in kids on July 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson We all know how important it is for kids to keep reading throughout the summer, but sometimes it can be hard to convince kids to pick up a book. I’ve found that kids are more motivated to read a book when it’s recommended to them by a friend. Think of it as […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Family Creativity Kits available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on July 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

Get ready for some creative activities for the whole family. Fall Creativity Kits are here! Each month, you can reserve and pick up a seasonal themed Family Creativity Kit at your local library. Each month’s kit has a different theme. The Family Creativity Kits include supplies and directions for a couple of crafts and activities, […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

For kids, tweens & teens: Bubbles, smoothies, Hamilton, Hogwarts, author Peter Brown & more

Posted in News on July 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

We’re keeping summer cool and online with programs and events that are sure to bring smiles and joy. You can make bubble wands that delight, smoothies and sweet salsa that are delicious, a painting from cooking supplies, and gnome and fairy homes that have a touch of magic. Speaking of magic, you can learn magic […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Not too young to talk about race and social justice: Resources and booklists for parents, caregivers, and kids

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on June 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults. With children there is the additional necessity of making sure the conversation is both age-appropriate and reassuring (at a time when the news is anything but). According to the […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

STEM at home: Learning anywhere and everywhere

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson The DIY approach to learning fun activities at home can be a great boredom buster. We miss having your kids and families at our in-person library programs. You are what make those programs so enjoyable and interesting for us! And you can continue to explore STEM at home. Here, I share the […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,