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July Programs Bring You Great Outdoor Activities, Reading Camp Fun & Best-selling Authors

Posted in News on June 23, 2022 at 4:30 am

Adults can get active at walking program for seniors and at our Tai Chi program. Meet two best-selling authors in July when we kick off our SCLD Online Authors Series. Plus, you can get help and great information during the plant clinic, Medicare workshop, and Picture Book Chat. Starting a business? Sign up for this month’s business workshop pres […]

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Kids & Families Find Outdoor Summer Fun & Adventure with the Library

Posted in News on June 7, 2022 at 6:00 am

You can head outdoors to enjoy many of our summer programs, including performances by Alex Zerbe (a.k.a. The Zaniac) and Eric Herman, held in local parks and the outdoor areas around our libraries. Young readers and their families will enjoy our Nature Storytimes and Family Storytimes in the Park, which are both in-person and outdoors. Families can […]

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Check Out Washington Discover Pass Program Expands to Serve More Library Customers

Posted in News on May 11, 2022 at 6:00 am

We now have triple the number of Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpacks available for library customers to borrow! Find adventures and new experiences in Washington State Parks with the Check Out Washington Discover Pass backpack, which includes... […]

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Earth Week Celebration & Exploration of Plants, Animals & Insects for All Ages

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 am

by Gwendolyn Haley Earth Week is the perfect time to get outside and explore while also learning about the importance of conservation and biodiversity. We’ve planned a week of activities for you! BioBlitz 2022 A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species of plants, animals, and insects as possible […]

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Time for STEAM: Exploring the Great Outdoors & Trying New Activities for All Ages

Posted in Explore and Discover on March 9, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson Spring is just a few weeks away! I am looking forward to getting outside and enjoying some sunshine. If, for you, spring is all about sunshine and projects, the library has some great STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) resources and programs to get the whole family learning and creating both […]

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10 Ideas for a Wonderful Winter (& to Conquer the Doldrums)

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 27, 2022 at 7:00 am

Wintertime can be beautiful, calming, and quiet. But it can also bring on the doldrums. Here are some ideas that you could try to help lift your mood. […]

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Summer Picnic Tips & Books to Assure the Best Outdoor Dining Experience

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

Picnic basket, flowers, and blanket on grass near tree Eating outside has always been a great way to spend time with family and friends, especially during the summer months.... Whether you are packing a picnic for the park or for the top of a mountain, there are ways to make it easier and more fun, and a little bit of planning before you leave the house can go a long way. […]

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31 Ways to Explore the Marvels of Nature Each Day in August

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ABRA COLE Summer is winding down, and August may just be our last chance to get outdoors and explore before the season turns to autumn. Since factors such as extreme hot weather and smoke may affect actual outdoor plans, I’ve compiled a variety of potential activities that fit different weather situations. Think you can’t […]

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Pleasant Day Hikes & Easy Walking Adventures in South Spokane County

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 12, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY CAITLIN WHEELER In 2018, I started working at the Otis Orchards Library just as I was also desperately trying to fit exercise into a routine laden with reading books, making art, and crafting. My drive to Otis Orchards took me over the Harvard Road Bridge, where a Centennial Trailhead happened to sit just three […]

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2021 Discover Passes available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on February 25, 2021 at 4:30 am

Discover Passes Available For Checkout BY GWENDOLYN HALEY We have good news for all who enjoy nature and the outdoors! The 2021 Check Out Washington Discover Passes have arrived at the library. You can explore millions of acres of state parks and public lands. The Check Out Washington backpack includes binoculars, field guides, other interpretive materials, and a special Discover […]

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