TAG: library

“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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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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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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Outdoor Pop-up Library offers big entertainment and exploration

Posted in News on May 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

The whole family is invited to enjoy big entertainment and exploration, for one day only, at our Pop-up Library next to Balfour Park on Sprague Ave, west of University Rd. Even adults will feel like kids again while playing giant sidewalk games and building with huge blue blocks from the Imagination Playground. Speaking of building, […]

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Beat cabin fever with these creative and (mostly) free activities

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2018 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson If your family is like mine, then February is peak cabin fever season. While we still bundle up and go outside occasionally, we don’t last long when the weather is so chilly. This leaves a lot of time spent inside trying to keep ourselves entertained. While we love reading books, watching movies, […]

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Strange, weird, and wonderful: Libraries across the world and right here

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 7, 2018 at 6:00 am

by Nathaniel Youmans Welcome to the weird world of libraries. What’s the strangest library you’ve never heard of? Let’s find out! At the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., you can “check out” (though not to remove from library premises!) wool shawls and sweaters hand-knitted by the librarians to keep patrons warm in the libra […]

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New Executive Director announced for Spokane County Library District

Posted in News on June 14, 2017 at 10:45 am

The Spokane County Library District Board of Trustees announces the selection of Patrick Roewe as the new Executive Director of the Library District. Roewe will step into the position when current Director, Nancy Ledeboer, retires on September 1, 2017. Roewe is currently the Deputy Director and has been with the District for 10 years. “The […]

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Librarian-inspired reads to celebrate ALA’s 139th birthday

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on October 6, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson On this day 139 years ago the American Library Association (ALA) was formed with the intent of making it easier and cheaper for librarians to continue their work. In honor of ALA’s 139th birthday, I decided to pull together a list of some of the most fascinating books and movies about librarians. Now […]

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