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Recommended Reads of 2021

2021 showed how resilient we are. It was a time of change, growth, and new books to consume – where an escape from reality was

What’s For Dinner?

With food prices rising rapidly, working families are often mindful of their grocery budget and crunched for time during school days. Check out some of these inexpensive, tried and true recipes from our Community Educator Juan Juan! This 5-day meal plan has an Asian flair and includes recipes and a

The History of Liberty Park

The Liberty Park Neighborhood (as East Central was originally known) was developed in the 1890s as one of Spokane’s earliest streetcar neighborhoods. In 1897, wealthy mining magnate F. Lewis Clark donated a substantial piece of property in the East Central area to the city. The donation consisted of 21 acres of land to be used for a public park

Brighten Someone’s Day With a Greeting Card!

As the daylight diminishes this time of year, we look for ways to bring cheer to our days. A sure-fire way to brighten another person’s day is to send them a hand-written, hand-made card! The library is handing out holiday and winter card kits (while supplies last) at each open

Library Learning | Literacy Tips for Preschoolers

Each month, our Youth Services team assembles a variety of tips and tricks to make learning and literacy for preschoolers fun! Find our collection of Library Learning brochures here to print at home or find them at your nearest Spokane Public Library location. Download the next Library Learning brochure here!

Jackbox Games at the Library

Spokane Public Library is now hosting Jackbox Party Pack 7 on our Teen Discord Server! This program features five mini-games that teens can play with other teens for free. All that is needed is access to our Discord Server (apply here!) and access to a web browser. You can use

2021 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten

“The Teens’ Top Ten is a ‘teen choice’ list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country