TAG: teens

JobNow: Live Coaching & Online Help for Your Job Search or Career Change Is a Click Away

Posted in Business and Careers, News on December 7, 2022 at 4:30 am

By Crystal Miller What Is JobNow? JobNow from Brainfuse is a one-stop resource for job seekers and anyone looking to change up their career. This online resource can be accessed while you are in any of our 11 libraries and onboard LINC. And with an in-district library card, you can access JobNow from home or […]

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A Booklist for Bookworms: 5 Engrossing Titles About Books, Building Community & Mysteries!

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

By Alison Johnson Reading a book that revolves around books makes me happy. I am sharing my joy of books about books with other book lovers out there. Here are five books that feature either a fictional author, editor, librarian, bookseller, or a community of readers, and of course… books! I hope you’ll give one […]

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9 Guidelines for Writing Book Reviews & How to Add Yours to Our Catalog

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Andrea Brumbaugh Not all personal book reviews are created equal. If you have spent any time on Goodreads, you’ve most likely seen some that simply state, “I hated it,” or “I loved it.” If these readers are writing the review for themselves so that they can look back later and see how they felt […]

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December Brings Holiday Crafting, Amazing Author Talks & Informative Workshops

Posted in News on November 17, 2022 at 4:30 am

Stop into the library to create holiday ornaments, enjoy a storytime program, take apart a machine, and create with LEGO bricks. Sign up to hear about Medicare cost savings, talk about changes to the brain, learn about outsmarting scammers, and view author talks from best-selling writers. When the weather brings a chill, you can stop into the libra […]

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen: Discover the Uplifting Effect of Family Stories & Memories

Posted in Explore and Discover on November 9, 2022 at 6:00 am

By Melissa Rhoades & Dana Mannino Would you like this year’s Thanksgiving celebration to make your guests feel uplifted, connected, and hopeful? If so, you can participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen, created by StoryCorps. Each Thanksgiving, StoryCorps encourages us to sit down with an elder, mentor, family member, friend, or someone we […]

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Kick the Ball into Fall with World Cup Celebrations, STEM, Storytime & More

Posted in News on October 20, 2022 at 4:00 am

You can celebrate the season of competitive soccer with a reading challenge that includes books from or about the 32 countries competing in the 2022 World Cup and by coming to a viewing party. Teens are invited to drop by Spokane Valley Library to check out how they can make a difference in the community […]

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Community Partnership Brings Information about Domestic Violence Resources to Libraries

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

End the Violence website's home page imagery Guest blog by Taffy Hunter Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition (SRDVC) is excited to again partner with Spokane County Library District (SCLD) during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Libraries play an especially significant role in the community. Not only do they offer great reading materials, but they also provide a place where communi […]

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Civic Lab Online: What is Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on October 4, 2022 at 6:00 am

Last year Indigenous Peoples’ Day was declared a federal holiday for the first time. It has been celebrated in individual states and cities for years, and now is gaining more recognition as areas develop their own traditions celebrating local tribes and Native American heroes. How did this day begin, and how do citizens who aren’t Indigenous ce […]

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Celebrate Victorian Literature During #Victober, from Horror to Happily-Ever-After

Posted in Explore and Discover on September 30, 2022 at 6:00 am

October’s cooling weather and crisping leaves offer the perfect excuse to transition to indoor activities—like curling up with a steaming beverage and a substantial book. Perhaps that’s why reading Victorian literature in October has become a recent tradition for some and with its own hashtag: #Victober. […]

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Teen Leadership Council at Spokane Valley Library Offers Teens Chance to Make a Difference in Their Community

Posted in News, Teens on September 28, 2022 at 6:00 am

Teens gathered together with flyers in their hands What is Teen Leadership Council? The Teen Leadership Council is made up of teens who are passionate about making their community better! The Council is a self-directed group who can decide how they want to make a difference. For example, they can help shape library services for teens and kids by planning programs and putting […]

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