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Get the Check Out Washington backpack with Discover Pass at the library

Posted in News on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the latest addition to our Library of Things: The Check Out Washington backpack, which includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover Pass for parking at Washington State Parks. In partnership with Check Out Washington, we are able to offer t […]

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“Wild Heart of Spokane” beats a trail in the Dishman Hills

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Nestled between Spokane and Spokane Valley south of the I-90 lays the “Wild Heart of Spokane.” Trailheads lead you to natural wonders where you can experience a high diversity of rock formations and geologic features, native trees, plants and flowers, birds and butterflies, and find evidence of large mammals such as moose, […]

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Hiking the Summer Reading Program Around Spokane

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Abra Cole If you signed up for the Summer Reading Program at, then you might have noticed all the great hikes listed within many of the library-specific challenges. As a non-native to the Spokane area, this was just the motivation I needed to explore my new home. The summer for my family means […]

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A Conversation with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Parents and Teachers, Prime Time, Teens on August 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley After reading Called Again, I was really eager to have a conversation with the author, Jennifer Pharr Davis. I caught up with Jennifer by phone as she, her husband Brew, and 20-month-old daughter, travel all 50 states on a book tour, and hike whenever they can. You set off on your first […]

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Living in a Screen Saver: learning to love hiking with my dog

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, Prime Time on July 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Other than the trail being uphill and I being a bit out-of-shape, I had stepped into a screen saver, surrounded by a lush green forest and the spring run-off rushing down the stream providing the perfect soundtrack for the splendid setting. My legs were beginning to ache as it seemed like I […]

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