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Still Golden: Little Golden Books Are 81 Years Old & Going Strong

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 29, 2023 at 6:00 am

Do you remember your first Little Golden Book? The Little Golden Book series is a uniquely American success story. Launched at a time when the nation had barely emerged from the Great Depression and was deeply embroiled in World War II, the philosophy behind the 25¢ books was to give working-class parents an affordable way to have engaging books a […]

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For Father’s Day: Stories about Real Library Dads & a Fun Kids’ Booklist

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 14, 2023 at 6:00 am

As we round the corner towards Father’s Day, I’d like to honor some of our loyal library dads. We see these fellows every week (sometimes more often!) investing in their children’s futures. I’m delighted to have interviewed them and to share their stories with you. Plus check out this booklist to read with kids! […]

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Inspire Creativity with Engaging Activities, STEM & Art Programs for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Posted in News on April 20, 2023 at 4:00 am

Our May programs for all ages, early learners, kids, tweens, and teens include engaging activities and storytelling, STEM fun, and creative ways to explore art and other activities! Activities for all ages include LEGO Free Play, Rock Garden Painting, a Pollinators Activity, and the celebration of Marshall Islands Constitution (Jemenei) Day. Early […]

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Full STEAM Ahead in April: Explore & Enjoy Great Kids, Tweens & Teens Programs

Posted in News on March 21, 2023 at 6:00 am

We’ve got programs with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) in April, and most don’t require registration. Explore the wonders of flight, optical illusions, electrical circuits, robots, and more. Create a Koinobori Carp Windsock, a Peeps diorama, and a video game. We have LEGO fun, storytimes, a family book discussion progr […]

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Kids, Tweens & Teens: Create Something, Discover New Things & Hear Great Stories

Posted in News on February 16, 2023 at 4:00 am

Koinobori Wind Socks on Blue Sky Families, kids, tweens, and teens have many opportunities to create and discover something new with these 28 different library programs in March. Kids of all ages and families can enjoy building with foam blocks or LEGO bricks, learning how to create a set for videos and photography out of cardboard, and listening to live Irish […]

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Kick the Ball into Fall with World Cup Celebrations, STEM, Storytime & More

Posted in News on October 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

You can celebrate the season of competitive soccer with a reading challenge that includes books from or about the 32 countries competing in the 2022 World Cup and by coming to a viewing party. Teens are invited to drop by Spokane Valley Library to check out how they can make a difference in the community […]

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Good Times Ahead for Kids: STEAM Programs, LEGO Free Play, Spooky Fun & Storytimes

Posted in News on September 22, 2022 at 4:30 am

Our October lineup includes STEAM programs—looking at science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics—that get kids and tweens creating with LEGO bricks, building a catapult with small planks, deconstructing electronics, investigating wind and electricity, and making cyanotype art using sunlight. The whole family is invited to wear a cos […]

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Exploration in September: Native Plants, Business Security, 3D Printing, LEGO, Medicare & Stories

Posted in News on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

Adults can explore adding native plants into their gardens, find out about their Medicare Open Enrollment needs, and drop in to see the 3D printer and The Studio at Spokane Valley. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers get a sneak peek at the latest picture books and can learn ways to incorporate music, singing, and movement when reading […]

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ABCmouse Early Learning from the Library Now Available for On-the-Go & Home Use

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 14, 2022 at 4:00 am

ABCmouse is still free for everyone to use in all our libraries. And now all in-district library card holders can now access it from home or while traveling, anywhere with internet access! The curriculum is designed for kids ages 2–8 and includes reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Experts in early childhood education have des […]

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1-Minute PBS Parenting Tips Give Great Advice for Our Hectic Lives

Posted in News on June 16, 2021 at 6:00 am

All you need is a minute to learn a new parenting tip! If you’re a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of young children, then you will want to check out Parenting Minutes from KSPS PBS and PBS affiliate WNET New York. These digital videos provide quick insight and key information on topics related to early childhood […]

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