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Family Creativity Kits available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on July 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

Get ready for some creative activities for the whole family! Each week during summer, you can reserve and pick up a Family Creativity Kit at your local library. Create a whimsical puppet. Build a drawbridge for an imaginary castle. Draw the wings of an insect that flap and fly. Or even design your very own […]

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For kids, tweens & teens: Bubbles, smoothies, Hamilton, Hogwarts, author Peter Brown & more

Posted in News on July 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

We’re keeping summer cool and online with programs and events that are sure to bring smiles and joy. You can make bubble wands that delight, smoothies and sweet salsa that are delicious, a painting from cooking supplies, and gnome and fairy homes that have a touch of magic. Speaking of magic, you can learn magic […]

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Kids & families find summer fun with online reading camp, a music concert, magic tricks, mythical creatures, UFOs & science experiments

Posted in News on June 15, 2020 at 6:00 am

Your favorite summer performers and presenters are back with online events for kids and families. Plus you can experience online Camp Read-a-Rama and explore stories, crafts, songs, and more. Sign up to watch and participate in some online fun with the library! Note: When registration is required, participants must provide an email address in order […]

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Not too young to talk about race and social justice: Resources and booklists for parents, caregivers, and kids

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on June 12, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs It’s hard to know where to start the conversation about race with young children. After all, these conversations aren’t easy for most adults. With children there is the additional necessity of making sure the conversation is both age-appropriate and reassuring (at a time when the news is anything but). According to the […]

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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 11, 2020 Curbside pickup for holds is now available at all libraries, Monday–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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Teen Health & Wellness: New digital resource for teens (parents and educators, too)

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

BY AILEEN LUPPERT NEW DIGITAL RESOURCE Spokane County Library District is now offering Teen Health & Wellness, a new digital resource. Teens, and other library customers, can access useful health and wellness information organized by subject and searchable within the website’s interface. Some of the subject categories are: Body Basics Eating […]

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Online program about healthy dating habits offers help for parents of tweens and teens

Posted in News on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

With our partners from YWCA of Spokane and Medical Lake School District, we are offering an online presentation on how to help your tween (and teen) form healthy dating habits. You’ll learn conversation starters and strategies to talk with your tween as they begin to form their first dating relationships. We’ll go over recognizing the […]

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