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TAG: reading

Fun & Eerie Things for Kids & Families to Do for a Thrilling October

Posted in News on September 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

Science experiments and storytimes are a great way to discover new things and great stories all month long. National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. We’re having a Spanish-language celebration at Spokane Valley Library with music, food, activities for los niños, as well as a tour of the library and our expanded […]

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Fabulous Tail-Wagging Reads to Get Ready for National Dog Day

Posted in Parents and Teachers on August 11, 2021 at 6:00 am

Happy NAtional Dog Day, illustrated pups What better day to celebrate our furry family member than National Dog Day on August 26. From silly to touching, these are a few of my favorite picture books about man’s (kid’s) best friend. I hope you read a few to celebrate dogs and get ready for National Dog Day! […]

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Creepy Crawlies Week Brings the Flea Circus, Delicious Bug Bite Treats & the Tale of Ananse the Spider

Posted in News on August 2, 2021 at 6:00 am

Page Turner Adventures, Creepy Crawlies Week This week on Page Turner Animal Adventures we are exploring the world of Creepy Crawlies. We hope you have a squirmy-wormy good time with Page Turner, Kenny, and their friends and special guests! […]

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Spokane Is Reading Celebrates 20 Years & Shares 12 Books That Writers Recommend

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on July 29, 2021 at 7:00 am

These dozen books look like a mishmash selection at first glance. And that’s because we put the choice for wonderful reading recommendations into the hands of past Spokane Is Reading authors. […]

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Pet Pals Week Has Pet-tacular Stories, Pop-up Paper Crafts & Sleuthing Adventures

Posted in News on July 12, 2021 at 6:00 am

Pet Pals week on Page Turner Adventures feature image This week on Page Turner Animal Adventures we are having fun with Pet Pals. We hope you have a pet-tacular time with Page Turner, Kenny, and their friends and special guests! […]

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Real & Magical: An Eclectic Pride Month Booklist for Teens & Adults

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 11, 2021 at 9:45 am

BY ANDREA BRUMBAUGH In honor of Pride Month, I’ve put together a list of reads from LGBTQ literature. The library has many titles to help you discover, learn about, and read about the worlds of LGBTQ fictional characters and real people. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed on where to start, I’m sharing a few of […]

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Yummy Reads and Recipes for National Doughnut Day

Posted in Explore and Discover on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY ALISON JOHNSON From black licorice doughnuts to the Cronut (doughnut made from croissant batter), everyone can find a favorite. Even savory doughnuts exist for those who don’t have a sweet tooth. Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day, the first Friday in June! You could celebrate by eating a doughnut, reading about doughnuts, and by doing […]

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Kids’ Summer Programs Have Adventure, Comedy, Extreme Science, Magic & Mythological Tales

Posted in News on May 18, 2021 at 6:00 am

Summer is filled with epic mythological tales, magical feats and stories, and mind-blowing adventures. Some online library programs will fill up quicky! Jump to: Kids’ Stories & Theater | Kids’ Science | Kids’ Magic & Comedy | Kids’ Activities & Crafts | Tweens | Teens | Online Summer Reading with Beanstack  […]

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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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May Reading Challenge on Beanstack Brings You Outstanding AAPI Titles

Posted in News on May 5, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY GWENDOLYN HALEY This May, we are honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a series of reading challenges on Beanstack. Sign up for the reading challenge to get recommended reading, resources, and reflection questions tailored to specific age groups: kids in grades K–5, grades 6–8, 9–12, and adults.  You can get […]

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