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TAG: tweens

Back-to-School digital resources to help student learning soar

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on September 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Gwendolyn Haley Whether students are going to school in person, online, or a combination of the two, Spokane County Library District is here to support their learning with tools and resources. Students can access a wealth of free resources online within our Digital Library by using their library card. Getting a library card is […]

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Superhero fiction trivia & science projects you can do at home

Posted in News on August 27, 2020 at 6:00 am

We could share just one or two science experiments with you, but instead we decided to share one every week for three months! Who’s ready check out some science? Trivia fans and Marvel fans come together to show off their knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will you rise to be the superhero of this […]

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Family Creativity Kits available for curbside pickup

Posted in News on July 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

Get ready for some creative activities for the whole family. Fall Creativity Kits are here! Each month, you can reserve and pick up a seasonal themed Family Creativity Kit at your local library. Each month’s kit has a different theme. The Family Creativity Kits include supplies and directions for a couple of crafts and activities, […]

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For kids, tweens & teens: Bubbles, smoothies, Hamilton, Hogwarts, author Peter Brown & more

Posted in News on July 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

We’re keeping summer cool and online with programs and events that are sure to bring smiles and joy. You can make bubble wands that delight, smoothies and sweet salsa that are delicious, a painting from cooking supplies, and gnome and fairy homes that have a touch of magic. Speaking of magic, you can learn magic […]

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STEM at home: Learning anywhere and everywhere

Posted in kids, News, Parents and Teachers on May 19, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Alison Johnson The DIY approach to learning fun activities at home can be a great boredom buster. We miss having your kids and families at our in-person library programs. You are what make those programs so enjoyable and interesting for us! And you can continue to explore STEM at home. Here, I share the […]

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Trivia takes on ‘Parks and Recreation’ & ‘Star Wars’

Posted in News on May 11, 2020 at 6:00 am

PARKS AND RECREATION Librarians aren’t in the library right now “forcing people to borrow books,” so we’re hosting virtual trivia! We’re also “extremely well read, and that makes us very dangerous.” How about you? Are you dangerously knowledgeable about the TV show Parks and Recreation? Our trivia questions cover all seven seasons of […]

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Online program about healthy dating habits offers help for parents of tweens and teens

Posted in News on May 5, 2020 at 6:00 am

With our partners from YWCA of Spokane and Medical Lake School District, we are offering an online presentation on how to help your tween (and teen) form healthy dating habits. You’ll learn conversation starters and strategies to talk with your tween as they begin to form their first dating relationships. We’ll go over recognizing the […]

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Learn a new language from home with our digital resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Dana Mannino Use of language learning apps is on the rise! Who would have guessed that being stuck at home would make so many people want to learn a new language? As a bilingual librarian, I am delighted. This means that many more people will be interested in celebrating this week’s library holiday, Día […]

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Helplines and crisis resources

Posted in Explore and Discover, News on April 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

BY CRYSTAL MILLER The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has put many people in a state of crisis. Crisis covers many aspects of life: financial, emotional, physical, and mental, among others. For some, the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order from Gov. Inslee has heightened tensions among housemates and, in some cases, increased the level of abuse and […]

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Feel good videos that bring smiles and laughter

Posted in Explore and Discover on April 22, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Rachel Edmondson Sometimes my family needs something to brighten our day. Every once in a while the news channels sprinkle in a human interest story or a funny video into the more stark news that makes me feel better about the world. Social media is more of the same, with every other post about […]

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