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Healthy Screen Time Habits

Healthy Screen Time Habits

By Hanna, East Wenatchee Librarian As we begin our annual Winter Reading Program and prepare to read more as a community, there are many obstacles to getting comfy and reading (or listening!) to books. One of the biggest distractions of reading is getting sucked into our screens, scrolling for...

Weather Impacts to Libraries

Weather Impacts to Libraries

We strive to keep our libraries and outreach services operating through all kinds of weather — from extreme heat to bitter cold. But sometimes, Mother Nature makes it extra challenging! Today, heavy snowfall and unsafe road conditions forced the closure of our...

Winter Reading Begins!

Winter Reading Begins!

Let's crank up the reading thermometer through the cold winter months! Our annual all-ages Winter Reading Program kicks off Dec. 1 with a goal of collectively reading 1,000 books across North Central Washington through the end of January. The winter program is...

Bestselling Authors’ Reading List

Bestselling Authors’ Reading List

We are so excited to host the bestselling writing duo Christina Lauren for a live, virtual program this week! Christina Lauren is the pen name for long-time writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, whose books include 17 New York Times...

Books To Help Teach Tolerance

Books To Help Teach Tolerance

"Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human," UNESCO 1995 Declaration on Principles of Tolerance The United Nations declared 1995 to be a Year of Tolerance and...

Practicing Gratitude Together

Practicing Gratitude Together

Check out these fun resources for all ages  and find inspiration for practicing gratitude this season. Gratitude is My Superpower by Alicia Ortego A children's book about giving thanks and practicing positivity. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena An award...

Comics Plus: Manga for Kids and Teens

Comics Plus: Manga for Kids and Teens

By Tiffany, Mattawa Librarian Manga is a form of Japanese comic that has exploded in popularity in the U.S. in the last two years. Many people have been introduced to manga, in part, through viewing the animated versions of these stories on streaming platforms during...

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