TAG: kids

“Palaces for the People”: Spaces and places for all of us

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson I often hear people refer to Spokane as a big city with a small-town feel, and I think this is one of the reasons many people enjoy living in Spokane. However, when talking with customers and friends, I also hear more and more about how people don’t know their neighbors anymore. How […]

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Celebrate children, their cultural backgrounds, & literacy on Día

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs Launched in the 1990s by children’s author Pat Mora and sponsored by the American Library Association, El Día de los Ninos/El Día de los Libros (Día) is a national celebration of the importance of literacy “for all children from all backgrounds.” We have two events planned for Día, both on Tuesday, April […]

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From the Library of Things: Machine sewing at your fingertips

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 2, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades Did you know you can borrow a sewing machine from the Library District? Our Library of Things now offers two Elna eXplore 320 sewing machines to check out for up to seven days at a time. One is available for pick up at the Spokane Valley Library and the other can be […]

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For families: Touch a recycle truck, have a painting party, and share stories

Posted in News on March 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time for Touch-a-Recycle-Truck Storytime at Spokane Valley and Deer Park Libraries! Plus families can paint together at our Family Paint Party at libraries throughout the county. Drop by the Spokane Valley Mall for Storytime at The Bookend. Jump into the library for springtime fun! EVENTS FOR YOUNG KIDS & FAMILIES Touch-a-Recycle-Truck S […]

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Get gardening help and seeds: We can hardly wait for spring!

Posted in News on March 13, 2019 at 6:00 am

GARDENING PROGRAMS Science of Flower Gardening This hands-on workshop is all about annuals, biennials, perennials, and bulbs. Master Gardener Jan Baker discusses each type of flower, how to use them in your garden, and what to look for before you buy transplants and bulbs. OTIS ORCHARDSSaturday, Mar 23, 10:30–11:30am Master Gardeners: Cheney Plan […]

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Create and play at the library

Posted in News on February 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

PLAY Late Night Nerf Battle When the library closes, let the Nerf battle begin! We supply the Nerf toys and rounds and snacks. This program is for kids in grades 3–5. Registration and signed permission form  are required. CHENEYThursday, April 4, 7–9pm | REGISTER MORAN PRAIRIEFriday, April 5, 7–9pm | REGISTER CREATE Journaling Through Ar […]

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Indoor activities for families with young kids

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Abra Cole If you’re feeling like the parent of Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story every time you try to get yourself and your kids bundled up to go outside, know that you are not alone. When the temperatures drop into (or below) the 20s, my family doesn’t spend as much time outdoors […]

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It’s electrifying: Digital resources and staff picks for student scientists

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

Discover the many ways electricity and electrical circuits are part of our lives. No matter a student’s grade level, our digital resources offer videos and articles for engaged learning. Plus the books in our collection provide new scientific experiments kids can do at home and for school science fairs. SIRS Discoverer Find magazine articles, […]

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What to read next: Recommendations for kids by kids

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson In my years of helping kids find books to read, one thing has remained the same—kids always want to read the same books their friends are reading. Often, a new title has gained traction. It’s also not uncommon for older series to suddenly come into popularity again, based on word of mouth. […]

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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with family, food, and festivities

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Susan Goertz Congratulations! You made it to 2019. I hope the year so far is treating you kindly. If your resolutions are starting to fall by the wayside, or the glum weather is getting to you, don’t worry. There is another chance for a fresh start—the Lunar New Year! As you know, the modern […]

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