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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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Space Exploration You Can Do, Inspired by Amazing Images from the Webb Telescope

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 17, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Caitlin Wheeler On July 12, 2022, NASA released its first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and they are both breathtaking and groundbreaking in their ability to detect infrared light at a high resolution. The telescope operates with two cameras: NIRCam (near infrared camera), which looks at the shortest infrared wavelengths, and MIRI […]

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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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Raising a Reader: Benefits & Useful Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Posted in Parents and Teachers on March 1, 2022 at 6:00 am

Raising a child as a reader can start at any time, even now. Whether you have a baby, a preschooler, or even a 12-year-old, it is never too early or too late to see the many benefits of reading to children. The library has books and resources to help you raise a readers. Have you tried Book Butler? Or signed up for... […]

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Discover New Things & Research Your Interests with These Online Resources from Gale

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 5, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Sheri Boggs From mild curiosity to intensive study, research can come from a variety of impulses. Our Digital Library offers a suite of online resources from Gale that are exceptional for learning more about whatever interests you, including personal, academic, and professional topics. Gale General OneFile This online resource has a database con […]

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School Is In: Helpful Digital Resources for Research, Studying & Homework

Posted in kids, Parents and Teachers on November 19, 2021 at 6:00 am

Now that school is in full swing, homework assignments for many students have started in earnest. Whatever the age of the student, and whether it’s you or someone in your household, we have some great digital resources to help get you through the school year. […]

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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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1-Minute PBS Parenting Tips Give Great Advice for Our Hectic Lives

Posted in News on June 16, 2021 at 6:00 am

All you need is a minute to learn a new parenting tip! If you’re a parent, grandparent, or caregiver of young children, then you will want to check out Parenting Minutes from KSPS PBS and PBS affiliate WNET New York. These digital videos provide quick insight and key information on topics related to early childhood […]

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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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