TAG: stories

Exploration in September: Native Plants, Business Security, 3D Printing, LEGO, Medicare & Stories

Posted in News on August 23, 2022 at 6:00 am

Adults can explore adding native plants into their gardens, find out about their Medicare Open Enrollment needs, and drop in to see the 3D printer and The Studio at Spokane Valley. Parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers get a sneak peek at the latest picture books and can learn ways to incorporate music, singing, and movement when reading […]

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More Summer Fun Ahead: Activity Kits, Tie Dye, LEGO & Storytimes in the Park

Posted in News on July 21, 2022 at 4:00 am

Keep busy while being creative with a Family Take-and-Make Activity Kit that you can pick up from your library, now through August 13. Each Monday a new kit is available. Try out a groovy and colorful design at our Tie Dye Party. LEGO bricks are back, and kids can get creative at two library programs […]

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Kids & Families Find Outdoor Summer Fun & Adventure with the Library

Posted in News on June 7, 2022 at 6:00 am

You can head outdoors to enjoy many of our summer programs, including performances by Alex Zerbe (a.k.a. The Zaniac) and Eric Herman, held in local parks and the outdoor areas around our libraries. Young readers and their families will enjoy our Nature Storytimes and Family Storytimes in the Park, which are both in-person and outdoors. Families can […]

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These Library Programs Have Active, Informative & Funny Moments You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted in News on May 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

Active Seniors Walking June brings programs for adults about separation anxiety in pets, Medicare, active walks for senior citizens, some engaging new picture books to read with young children, and the bi-monthly Master Gardeners Plant Clinic. Businesses and startups can sign up to learn the fundamentals of building a brand for a business. Family Storytimes are back in p […]

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New Picture Books in Rhyme Bring Family Fun to Your Storytime

Posted in Parents and Teachers on May 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Presenting storytimes again also gives me the perfect excuse to explore the new picture books added to our collection. Believe it or not, we’ve purchased over 650 picture books between January 2021 and April 2022. That’s a pretty hefty amount for one person to peruse! Here are eight new picture books that provide a great introduction to stories […]

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Fun in May for Kids & Families: Mini Golf, Hamilton Trivia, STEM & In-Person Storytimes

Posted in News on April 19, 2022 at 6:00 am

We have programs for family fun, STEM exploration, and in-person and online storytimes in May. Family Fun After-Hours Miniature Golf Play some nature-themed, after-hours miniature golf in the library with your family or a group of friends! Tee times are every 20 minutes for groups of up to 6 people. Tweens, teens & families Registration […]

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Over 148,000 Full-Text Reads in This Great Digital Resource for Literature Fans

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 23, 2021 at 6:00 am

Leisure readers, students, and people engaged in professional literature research will find quick searches to quality information (without advertisements getting in the way) when using Gale Literature: Litfinder. Litfinder is found in our Digital Library and is a fantastic tool for lovers of contemporary and classic literature from around the world […]

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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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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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