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TAG: stories

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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Page Turner Animal Adventures Brings Kids Exciting Exploration & Daily Activities

Posted in News on June 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

PAGE TURNER ANIMAL ADVENTURES Boost summer learning with loads of fun virtual field trips, stories, activities, games, and special guests with Page Turner Animal Adventures! This exclusive content is available to kids and families signed up for online summer reading on Beanstack. You’ll get eight weeks of virtual adventures with the intrepid Stor […]

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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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23 Kids’ Books to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on May 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

BY RACHEL EDMONDSON This month is a time to celebrate the history, traditions, and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). You’ll find great digital reads to celebrate AAPI authors on OverDrive. I also share two lists of picture books and chapter books that you can check out from the library. FIRST, A […]

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Kids share their favorite books: Winter break edition

Posted in kids on December 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson When I was in school, one of my favorite things about winter break was that I didn’t have to read books assigned for class because that meant I had time to read books I picked myself! Studies have shown that kids are more motivated to read when they are allowed to pick […]

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Ring in the new year with creative, entertaining & informative library programs

Posted in News on December 16, 2020 at 6:00 am

You’ll find programs that help you express your creative side, explore entertaining games and online adventures, and stay informed or learn new skills to help you in 2021. FOR EVERYONE Virtual Art Show: Call for Submissions Calling all artists! No matter your age, we want you to be a part of our Virtual Art Show […]

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Storytime Shorts videos: Let’s read stories, sing songs, play & learn

Posted in News on October 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

Storytime Shorts Our librarians miss having storytime with our youngest library customers and their families. And we’ve heard from some of you that you’ve missed storytime too! So our librarians have recorded some wonderful picture book stories, songs, fingerplays, activities, and flannel stories using the felt board for our new video series St […]

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Prime Time Family Reading: Thoughtful reading activities that deepen family connections

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on April 28, 2020 at 6:00 am

Prime Time Family Reading - news post image By Gwendolyn Haley FAMILY READING Now that school has moved online, parents and children are probably ready for a community learning experience. Prime Time Family Reading provides this. Prime Time Family Reading is a 6-session program during which time we read aloud and then we discuss the books, their themes, and insights. The books cover […]

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Ask for a story: An idea for staying connected over the distance

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino During this time of social distancing, we’ve all been urged to check in with people—especially people from an older generation who have to shelter in place much more drastically. I hope that all of you have taken this to heart and called your loved ones. I’m a list maker as well as […]

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