Please note: this page is archived and has not been updated since December 23, 2015

With low temperatures and thousands still without power, many residents of Spokane are looking for ways to stay warm, keep in touch, and find essential services.

We are here for you, we hope to see you at the libraries in the next few days or call us with any questions: 444-5336.

Monday, November 23rd update from School District 81

A decision was made at approximately 1:45 p.m. today to cancel school for the remainder of the week. This includes Express before and after school child care. High school extra-curricular activities will continue as scheduled.

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Thanksgiving Meals

Spokane County United Way has compiled a list (.pdf) of Thanksgiving meals open to the public, as well as resources available to help with Thanksgiving meal planning.

Overnight and day-use warming centers

Groceries and fuel

Medical care

Volunteer Opportunities

Downed trees and power outages

For safety, Avista is reminding citizens to treat any downed power line as a live line. Do not touch it, and call Avista at (800) 227-9187.

In addition to these resources, the City has extended curbside pickup for yard waste for two weeks (through December 18, 2015) and is accepting large emergency storm debris for free at the Northside Landfill, the Waste to Energy Plant and the North County Transfer Station. More details available here.

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs. win211.org.


We are returning to normal operating hours

Hours of operation at our six locations are available here.

An update on late fines and overdue material

  • All late fines are being waived on all items that were due between Monday, November 16 and Monday, November 30th
  • Due dates are extended until November 30th
  • Lost material fees cannot be waived

You may not see these changes reflected on your account immediately. Please be patient and rest assured we will not be charging fines for materials due during this period.