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Curbside pickup of library holds now available

Posted in News on June 3, 2020 at 10:38 am

Updated on June 4, 2020 Curbside pickup for holds is now available at most libraries, Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm on days when your library would normally be open. For the specific days for each library, please see below. When you come to the library, look for the curbside pickup signs in the parking lot. Please note, our […]

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Reach your reading goals with the Online Summer Reading Challenge

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

By Gwendolyn Haley Reading is a great way to exercise your brain cells. For kids, reading helps them retain learning, which is especially helpful over the summer months. No matter your age, reading can be enjoyable, informative, and even a way to grow closer to family and friends when you read together. Reach your reading […]

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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 […]

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Finding adventure in your own backyard

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs I live on a street with several young families, and during the governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy order, I’ve really enjoyed walking my dogs along brightly chalked hopscotch games, seeing bubbles floating in the air, and marveling at the intricate fairy garden and pebble river one family made in their parking strip. […]

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Trivia takes on ‘Parks and Recreation’ & ‘Star Wars’

Posted in News on May 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

PARKS AND RECREATION Librarians aren’t in the library right now “forcing people to borrow books,” so we’re hosting virtual trivia! We’re also “extremely well read, and that makes us very dangerous.” How about you? Are you dangerously knowledgeable about the TV show Parks and Recreation? Our trivia questions cover all seven seasons of […]

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Learn a new language from home with our digital resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Use of language learning apps is on the rise! Who would have guessed that being stuck at home would make so many people want to learn a new language? As a bilingual librarian, I am delighted. This means that many more people will be interested in celebrating this week’s library holiday, Día […]

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Prime Time Family Reading: Thoughtful reading activities that deepen family connections

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

Prime Time Family Reading - news post image By Gwendolyn Haley FAMILY READING Now that school has moved online, parents and children are probably ready for a community learning experience. Prime Time Family Reading provides this. Prime Time Family Reading is a 6-session program during which time we read aloud and then we discuss the books, their themes, and insights. The books cover […]

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Helplines and crisis resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. Crisis covers many aspects of life: financial, emotional, physical, and mental, among others. For some, the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Gov. Inslee has heightened tensions among housemates and, in some cases, increased the level of abuse and […]

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Feel good videos that bring smiles and laughter

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Sometimes my family needs something to brighten our day. Every once in a while the news channels sprinkle in a human interest story or a funny video into the more stark news that makes me feel better about the world. Social media is more of the same, with every other post about […]

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Creativebug offers thousands of online craft, hobby, and art classes

Posted in News on April 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Carlie Hoffman Our latest digital resource, Creativebug, brings you inspiring craft, hobby, and art projects. Creativebug offers daily online classes and has thousands of projects in a wide range of categories, sharing techniques for all skill levels. This resource is great for everyone—those just starting out and those who want to develop the […]

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