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Give Your Business a Boost: A Look at StartUp Spokane’s Free Resources

Posted in Business and Careers, News on January 4, 2024 at 4:30 am

By Stacey Goddard If one of your resolutions for 2024 is to start that small business you’ve been thinking about, the library can help you get started. And if you already have a small business or a nonprofit organization, we can help you grow and reach your goals for the year. A few months ago, […]

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Helplines, Crisis Services & Other Resources for Spokane County Residents (2023 Update)

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 26, 2023 at 4:00 am

By Crystal Miller Note: This is an update to a previous post. A crisis can occur at any point in life, whether it stems from a natural disaster, a health emergency, or interpersonal trauma. It can affect many aspects of life, including financial needs, emotional health, physical health, and mental health, among others. It is […]

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Serving the Business Community in Spokane County: Inside the StartUp Spokane Rebrand

Posted in News on October 5, 2023 at 6:00 am

In an exciting development for the business community in the Spokane region, Spokane County Library District and Spokane Public Library have come together to take over and revitalize StartUp Spokane, a program originally created by Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) to support local entrepreneurs and foster business growth. This strategic partnersh […]

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Fall Gardening & Seed Libraries: Helpful Tips, Masterful Resources & Great Books

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 6, 2023 at 6:00 am

Gardener cuts rose leaves off with pruner to prepare bush for winter. Work in autumn garden. Taking care of plants September is a great time to start getting your garden ready for the long winter ahead and the coming spring. Our Fall Garden Cleanup class in September is an informative class led by Master Gardener Steve Nokes. He discusses the importance of fall cleanup in the garden, along with easy steps to get it all done. Plus check out these books and onlin […]

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Mobile Library LINC at the Community Shelter in Chattaroy with Free Wi-Fi, Computers & Resources

Posted in News on August 23, 2023 at 4:40 pm

In response to the devastating Oregon Road wildfire in Elk, our mobile library LINC will be at the community shelter at Riverside High School (4120 E Deer Park Milan Rd, Chattaroy, WA) and other locations to offer support and services for the community. Special days and hours for LINC visits are... […]

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Dementia in the Family: Helpful Books, Useful Resources & Weekly Memory Care Programs

Posted in Explore and Discover on July 26, 2023 at 6:00 am

Dementia is a term that encompasses several diseases that affect the brain and cause memory issues. Unfortunately, dementia isn’t uncommon for our aging population. A common misconception is that extreme memory loss and forgetfulness is a regular symptom of aging. However... […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Discover the Uplifting Effect of Family Stories & Memories

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

By Melissa Rhoades & Dana Mannino Would you like this year’s Thanksgiving celebration to make your guests feel uplifted, connected, and hopeful? If so, you can participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen, created by StoryCorps. Each Thanksgiving, StoryCorps encourages us to sit down with an elder, mentor, family member, friend, or someone we […]

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Community Partnership Brings Information about Domestic Violence Resources to Libraries

Posted in Explore and Discover on October 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

End the Violence website's home page imagery Updated: Oct 2023 Guest blog by Taffy Hunter Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) is excited to again partner with Spokane County Library District (SCLD) during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Libraries play an especially significant role in the community. Not only do they offer great reading materials, but they also provide a p […]

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Benefits of Creating Routines for Back to School & Resources for (Dreaded) Homework

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on September 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

girl packing lunch box into backpack while in kitchen at home with family By Alison Johnson Getting back into a routine for school is always a transition. If you have had a relaxed schedule during the summer months, frantic mornings do not have to characterize the start of the school year. The challenge is creating a routine that works for you and your family.   Setting up schedules […]

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Grow Your Creative Talents in the New Year with Helpful Books, Resources & Programs

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 29, 2021 at 6:00 am

Woman painting, feature blog image “You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have,” Maya Angelou said in an interview. From my experience, this is absolutely true. This means that including creative goals in your New Year’s resolutions could lead to a more productive and inspirational 2022. Our libraries offer plenty of ways to help with creative goals, incl […]

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