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TAG: STEM

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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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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New STEM Explorer Kits offer hands-on activities for students in grades K–5

Posted in News on February 22, 2021 at 6:00 am

Stem Explorer Kits Now Available BY GWENDOLYN HALEY You may have already checked out the Ready for School with STEM kits for younger children (ages 3–5) from the library. Or perhaps you’ve borrowed our Snap Circuits set for elementary school students. We have heard positive reviews from library customers for both of these kits. In response, we are pleased to […]

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A peek into EnviroKids’ Club: Q&A with two partner agencies

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Erin Dodge Next week, we’re hosting three EnviroKids’ Club programs (sign up before they fill up!), each showing kids and their families different ways that they can champion the environment and take action to make changes at home and in their neighborhoods. In case you missed the announcement, here are those three programs: EnviroKids’ […]

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STEM at home: Learning anywhere and everywhere

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson The DIY approach to learning fun activities at home can be a great boredom buster. We miss having your kids and families at our in-person library programs. You are what make those programs so enjoyable and interesting for us! And you can continue to explore STEM at home. Here, I share the […]

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Creative spaces for you: The Lab & The Studio

Posted in News on January 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

For the past three years, The Lab at North Spokane and The Studio at Spokane Valley have been creative places for you to explore and express your creative side. The Lab is host to art programs, STEM workshops, and a large variety of hands-on activities. With the addition of the Glowforge 3D laser printer, there […]

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LEGO Clubs

Posted in kids on August 31, 2019 at 6:00 am

Build at LEGO Club at your library! Inspire your imagination and keep your engineering and problem-solving skills sharp with an abundance of LEGO bricks. All ages are welcome. Kids age 6 and under must bring an adult. September 2019–May 2020 AIRWAY HEIGHTS Wednesdays 3:30–4:30pm ARGONNE Saturdays 1–3pm CHENEY 2nd Tuesdays 4–5pm DEER PARK […]

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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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It’s electrifying: Digital resources and staff picks for student scientists

Posted in News on February 14, 2019 at 6:00 am

Discover the many ways electricity and electrical circuits are part of our lives. No matter a student’s grade level, our digital resources offer videos and articles for engaged learning. Plus the books in our collection provide new scientific experiments kids can do at home and for school science fairs. SIRS Discoverer Find magazine articles, […]

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Let’s play: Indoor winter fun at the library

Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on January 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley The library is a great place to visit in the winter! No really, it’s true! Every week, we have Play & Learn Storytimes for families with children ages 0–5. For older kids, we have regularly scheduled LEGO Clubs, STEM programs, and other activities. And even when we don’t have a formal program […]

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