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Blast Off! for summer fun with space-themed crafts, books, and programs

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on July 8, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson This year the library’s summer reading program has been celebrating A Universe of Stories. If you haven’t already poured through Engage, our programs and events guide, to circle the programs that interest you, I suggest you do so soon. We still have lots of summer programs you won’t want to miss! This […]

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Library in the Park: Stories, juggling, dancing, space adventures, & yoga

Posted in News on June 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

We’re hosting stories, music and juggling, and space week at Edgecliff, Terrace View, and Valley Mission Parks this summer. Plus kids 18 and younger get free meals. Make a splash at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake during Mermaid Storytime with engaging stories and seaworthy crafts. We’re having fun with families doing yoga in the park […]

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Special collections and archival materials for Pride Month

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2019 at 6:00 am

by Caitlin Wheeler I love library special collections. They’re like microhistories you get to assemble yourself. While popular collections—like the kind you usually find in a public library—are assembled based on the interests of a broad population with a wide variety of needs, special collections are assembled based on a special interest of […]

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Enjoy music events at the library and in the park

Posted in News on May 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

FROM THE VIETNAM WAR ERA Re*Imagine Medical Lake and community partners are bringing The Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, to Medical Lake June 13–17, during the Founders’ Day Festival. At the Medical Lake Library, Brad Keeler and Linda Parman perform music of the Vietnam War era and […]

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Public Information Open Houses for Library Levy Proposition

Posted in News on May 30, 2019 at 6:00 am

Spokane County Library District has placed a Library Levy Proposition on the August 6 ballot. Get the facts about the Library’s plans for levy funds. OPEN HOUSES MORAN PRAIRIE LIBRARY: Tuesday, June 11, 4–6pm FAIRFIELD LIBRARY: Thursday, June 13, 4–6pm OTIS ORCHARDS LIBRARY: Tuesday, June 18, 4–6pm SPOKANE VALLEY LIBRARY: Thursday, June 20, […]

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North Spokane Library hosts Camp Read-a-Rama for kids

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

This summer, kids can make reading part of summer fun and set themselves up for success in the coming school year. Camp Read-a-Rama has a theme each week based on a children’s book for all camp activities, crafts, music, and games. This weekly half-day camp is for kids ages 6–11. As part of the Spokane […]

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Day in the life of a librarian

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino When kids tour the library, I like to ask them what they think a librarian does. Usually I get answers like “You tell us not to run.” I think to myself, “If I wanted to do that, I would have become a life guard!” I don’t think kids are the only ones […]

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“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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Let’s play: Indoor winter fun at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley The library is a great place to visit in the winter! No really, it’s true! Every week, we have Play & Learn Storytimes for families with children ages 0–5. For older kids, we have regularly scheduled LEGO Clubs, STEM programs, and other activities. And even when we don’t have a formal program […]

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Nominations open for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award

Posted in News on September 5, 2018 at 6:00 am

You can honor your librarian with a nomination for the 2018 I Love My Librarian Award. The award invites library lovers from across the country to recognize how their librarians transform their communities and improve lives. Our nation’s librarians transform their communities, schools and campuses, improving the lives of the people they serve eve […]

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