On Wednesday, August 25 the (old) Hillyard Library will close in preparation for the move across the street to 4110 N. Cook Street. The new Hillyard Library will open on September 2, 2021.
The new Hillyard Library features an amazing new children’s playspace called Mt. Shaw, as well as all the things you love about the Hillyard Library like the friendly staff, comfortable seating, computer access, and the seed library.
The new library also has five times the meeting space as the old Hillyard library! The meeting spaces are available free of charge and can host civic and professional groups, private employee training or even a knitting club. The spaces offer flexible scheduling, and each are equipped with a tablet outside the door for reservations and access. You can also reserve a meeting room in advance here.
The partnership between Spokane Public Schools and Spokane Public Library began in 2018, when a series of land swaps and other agreements led to the landmark capital bond approved by voters in 2018. While the library built The HiveTM, the school district constructed a shared-space library at the new Shaw Middle School in Hillyard. Building the Hillyard Library on the Shaw Middle School campus consolidates neighborhood resources in one central location and uses tax payer funds effectively by sharing those resources. The new building was designed by Integrus Architecture of Spokane and built by Lydig Construction.
We can’t wait for you to see it!