TAG: reading

Family Storytimes explore buses, mermaids, and nature at libraries and parks this summer

Posted in News on June 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

We have Storytime fun all summer, including with our partners Spokane Transit Authority and at parks in Medical Lake and Spokane Valley. Families with kids of all ages can explore Library Park, next to Deer Park Library, at Nature Play & Learn Storytime. And what would Storytime be without the stories! You’ll experience some great […]

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A Universe of Stories at the library this summer

Posted in News on June 4, 2019 at 6:00 am

All summer long we’re exploring the planets and stars at the library during A Universe of Stories. For kids and families, the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, The Zaniac, and Mobius Science Center all present programs to delight all. Along with these entertaining and educational programs, we have STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math […]

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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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Celebrating families reading together this summer with author Grace Lin

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I’ve observed an interesting phenomenon around my house lately while reading Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin, aloud with my youngest daughter. The rest of the family, two teenaged daughters and one middle-aged husband have gravitated to the living room to listen. The story of Minli’s epic journey to […]

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Abundant gardening programs and resources at the library

Posted in News on May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am

It’s time to dig into garden projects! The library is providing inspiration and information with the help of Master Gardeners and other garden experts. Explore our gardening programs, seed libraries, and resources for the spring and summer seasons: Plant Clinic | All Ages Gardening | Waterwise Gardening | Composting Workshops | Saving & Shari […]

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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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Microhistories: Extremely specific knowledge (aka fun facts!) you can share with others

Posted in Explore and Discover on May 7, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Underwood I have recently discovered an intense love for nonfiction titles and it all started with a compendium of terrible medical cures through history. Those 24-karat golden face masks that are in vogue right now? They’ve already been done long before the present day (and the masks still don’t have any proven benefits; […]

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Spring brings kittens and puppies and poetry, oh my!

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

By Susan Goertz April come she will when streams are ripe and swelled with rain. –from “April Come She Will” composed by Paul Simon This time of year the song “April Come She Will” inevitably gets stuck in my head. If I just shared my earworm with you, then you may want to check out […]

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Literary field guide: Local authors at the 2019 Get Lit! Festival

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 11, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler In the past 20 years, the Get Lit! Festival has hosted a whole slew of authors of exciting written work: Kurt Vonnegut, Jane Smiley, and Tim O’Brien are just a few. This year is no exception. At the 2019 festival, you’ll find the opportunity to hear from Roxane Gay, Tommy Orange, Kaveh […]

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