Spokane Public Library and staff have received awards for achievement in a variety of areas, from developing new and innovative programming, to contributing to the business and arts development of our community, to some of the most coveted and prestigious awards in the library industry.


Mark Pond, Business Librarian of the Year by the Reference and User Services Association, 2021

John Cotton Dana Award for Library Public Relations, 2019

IMLS National Medal Finalist, 2019

Spokane Preservation Advocates, Preservation Education Award, 2019

Spokane Arts Award for Leadership, 2018

Jason Johnson, City of Spokane Employee of the Year, Urban Experience, 2018

Jason Johnson, Downtown Manager, Library Journal, Mover & Shaker, 2018

Lilac City Live!, Urban Libraries Council, Top Innovator, 2018