TAG: community

It’s the 1-Year Anniversary of Spokane Valley Library! There’s A Lot to Share!

Posted in News on June 17, 2024 at 6:00 am

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since the new Spokane Valley Library opened! The new facility is popular. It has had double the number of monthly visitors compared to the previous location, averaging around... […]

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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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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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Celebrating Local Businesses: Share Your Favorite to Enter Our Prize Drawing

Posted in News on April 17, 2024 at 6:00 am

By Crystal Miller May is National Small Business Month, and Spokane County Library District (SCLD) is celebrating local small businesses in our communities with programs and prize drawings throughout the month. This celebration promotes the entrepreneurial spirit found throughout Spokane County and recognizes the small businesses and entrepreneurs […]

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It’s National Craft Month: Get Inspired, Try Something New & Boost Your Creativity

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 7, 2024 at 6:00 am

March is a wonderful time to learn a new skill or fall back in love with an old favorite. To inspire your crafting muse, visit your library to see an art show! You can see and hear two Irish music groups at our libraries to help fuel your creativity. Take a workshop or check out something from our Library of Things or... […]

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Transportation Safety in Our Region: Your Input Can Help How It Is Addressed

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 28, 2024 at 6:00 am

Safety is something we can all agree is important and a necessity for every human being. No matter where someone is going—to school, work, the grocery store, a park or anywhere—everyone deserves to get to their destination safely. Right now, this is not happening for everyone. See how you can provide input. […]

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Annual Community Art Show Encourages Imagination & Creativity for All

Posted in Explore and Discover, News 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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2023 Library Recap: A Year of Milestones, Progress & Innovation

Posted in Explore and Discover, News 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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Uplifting, Inspiring Stories from the Past Year at Your Library

Posted in Explore and Discover 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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Helplines, Crisis Services & Other Resources for Spokane County Residents (2023 Update)

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Crystal Miller Note: This is an update to a previous post. A crisis can occur at any point in life, whether it stems from a natural disaster, a health emergency, or interpersonal trauma. It can affect many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. It is […]

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