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.


AIA/WA Civic Design Awards recognized The Hive with a Merit award, 2022

The Hive®, Excellence in Masonry Award, 2022

The Hive®, Social Responsibility Commendation – AIA San Francisco Awards, 2022

The Hive®, ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award for Special Libraries – 30,000sf and under, 2022

PRXchange, Materials Promoting Collections, Services, Resources, 2022

PRXchange, Spokane Somersault: A Summer Reading Magazine, 2022

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

The Hive®, American Institute of Architects Spokane chapter Citation Award in Unbuilt Category, 2020

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