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Uplifting, Inspiring Stories from the Past Year at Your Library

Posted in Explore and Discover on December 13, 2023 at 6:00 am

Photo: Rogue Heart Media By Dana Mannino Whenever someone sends the library a thank you note, praises library staff in a comment card, or shares some verbal kudos, we enter that interaction into a database (it’s a very librarian thing to do) so that all staff can see it, making sure those who are being […]

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Kids, Tweens & Teens: Create Something, Discover New Things & Hear Great Stories

Posted in News on February 16, 2023 at 4:00 am

Koinobori Wind Socks on Blue Sky Families, kids, tweens, and teens have many opportunities to create and discover something new with these 28 different library programs in March. Kids of all ages and families can enjoy building with foam blocks or LEGO bricks, learning how to create a set for videos and photography out of cardboard, and listening to live Irish […]

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Great Programs for Kids, Tweens & Teens Include Birds, Pajamas, Catapults, Sculptures & LEGO

Posted in News on January 19, 2023 at 4:30 am

People of all ages and families can enjoy the Community Art Show and build with LEGO bricks and large foam blocks. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for everyone to contribute to this worldwide community science event. Young readers have fun hearing stories and playing during our storytimes. Don’t forget to sign […]

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When Kids Say the Darndest Things & Surprise Us at the Library…

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on January 11, 2023 at 6:00 am

One of the best parts of working in a public library is interacting with children. Their wonder challenges adult cynicism. Their questions often make us think about the world in a new way. I asked my colleagues to share some of their favorite interactions children in the library. Here are some of those stories that we love. Kids can be tough custom […]

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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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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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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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