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ABCmouse Early Learning from the Library Now Available for On-the-Go & Home Use

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 14, 2022 at 4:00 am

ABCmouse is still free for everyone to use in all our libraries. And now all in-district library card holders can now access it from home or while traveling, anywhere with internet access! The curriculum is designed for kids ages 2–8 and includes reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Experts in early childhood education have des […]

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Giving Back: Explore These Volunteer Opportunities to Help Our Community

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

By Abra Cole Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month? And since springtime represents fresh starts, new beginnings, and growth, it is a great time to consider adding volunteering to your routine. You can freshen up your schedule, make new connections, and grow as a human. How cool is that? In the Spokane […]

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Spring Has Fantastic Beasts, a Super Service Project, Fun STEM & BioBlitz Week

Posted in News on March 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

STEM programs return to The Lab at North Spokane Library—be sure to sign up before they fill up! Teens and tweens who need service hours can make fleece tie blankets at the library over spring break. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for Trivia: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. You only need one […]

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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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Raising a Reader: Benefits & Useful Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

Raising a child as a reader can start at any time, even now. Whether you have a baby, a preschooler, or even a 12-year-old, it is never too early or too late to see the many benefits of reading to children. The library has books and resources to help you raise a readers. Have you tried Book Butler? Or signed up for... […]

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Dig into Library Programs That Are Thought Provoking, Entrepreneurial & Entertaining

Posted in News on February 17, 2022 at 4:15 am

Our March programs provide opportunities to explore a variety of topics. Hear the story of one man’s forgiveness of his attacker who went on a killing spree shortly after 9/11. Gardening ideas and tips have sprung up in four different programs. These fill up fast! Our medley of programs for adults includes the return of […]

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Healthy, Creative & Electrifying Programs for Busy Kids & Families

Posted in News on February 15, 2022 at 6:00 am

If your elementary-age student could use some homework help, drop in on our new Study Buddy program on Wednesday afternoons. Parents can learn healthy eating and active living skills, plus get great new recipes, in the EFNEP program. And families can have some fun decorating their masterpiece cake in this month’s Nailed It! competition. If […]

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Healthy Eating & Active Living Program for Families: Recipes & Success Stories

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on February 2, 2022 at 6:00 am

EFNEP Educator Brenda McGuire leads seven interactive lessons starting in March to strengthen your knowledge of healthy foods, discover fun recipes, and find new ways to be active with your family. See how you can participate. […]

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Helpful Information, Awareness & Prevention During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted in Explore and Discover on February 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Ingrid Rivera, guest blogger What is SRDVC & what do they do? Domestic violence (DV) hurts thousands of women, children, and men in Spokane County every year and often goes unseen and unheard (download Confronting Domestic Violence flyer). The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) is a partnership among many people and multipl […]

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