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Library Hack: Resources for New Year’s resolutions

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kelsey Hudson So we’re going to start this post off like most of my storytimes begin—with some group sharing. Raise your hand if you’ve ever set a New Year’s resolution. Keep it raised if you’ve ever broken it. And finally, raise it even higher if you break them more often than you complete them. […]

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Library Hack: Hidden gems of the Digital Library

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I imagine you probably already use OverDrive for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. You might also use some of our other popular digital resources, like hoopla to stream music and movies, or Gale Courses to study up on a new skill. But there are […]

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Library Hack: hoopla digital comics

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

By David Wyatt In addition to the movies, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks, and music available via hoopla, you can now also check out comic books (graphic novels if you’d rather). It’s been awhile since I’ve picked up a comic book, but while exploring hoopla I was excited to see old favorites like Fables and The Sandman. […]

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Library Hack: Around Town

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on December 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker This fall, the Spokane County Library District added a small but helpful feature to our website called, Around Town. This new feature is designed help you hear about events and news happening in your neighborhood. The District has 10 libraries outside of the City of Spokane that are located in areas that […]

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Gain marketable skills with LinkedIn Learning

Posted in News on November 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

Learn technology, creative, and business skills with LinkedIn Learning, now available to all Spokane County Library District members. With nearly 4,000 online courses all taught by industry experts, LinkedIn Learning offers on-demand training to help members achieve their personal and professional goals. Every LinkedIn Learning course includes free […]

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Library Hack: Get college ready with the Digital Library

Posted in Business and Careers, For You, Parents and Teachers, Teens on November 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen As a first generation college student, I found the whole process of college planning absurdly confusing. My frustration was compounded by the fact that my peers from college-educated families seemed to navigate the whole process with relative assurance and ease. Many of them ended up going out of state with generous […]

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Discover endless possibilities within your reach

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers, Teens on September 15, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley I just bought a cartful of school supplies for my three kids. We love new pens, pencils, and notebooks at our house. They represent the endless possibilities a new school year brings. I get excited just thinking about everything that my kids will learn and create over the next few months. One […]

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Book a Librarian: Face-to-face, personalized service

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on September 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Friends and family often use me as their personal librarian. I have personalized reading lists, found materials in the right Lexile for a friend’s precocious 8-year-old, got my mom set up to use the eBooks from the library on her new eReader, and researched the market for a friend starting a new […]

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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital […]

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Meet the Bloggers

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 19, 2015 at 6:00 am

Every week our blog team brings you posts with topics ranging from tween birthday party tips to resources for starting your own small business. It’s all for you—our fantastic members! A short writer bio appears at the end of every blog post, but we thought it would be fun for each of us to answer […]

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