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COVID-19 Test Kit Information

*Update: All three locations are temporarily out of COVID test kits. In partnership with Spokane Regional Health District, we are offering free COVID-19 test kits.

New Catalog Experience is Here!

First step, new website. Second step, updated catalog! We’ve created a more functional and effective search experience so you can find and discover new media to enjoy – coming December 13. Along with our new library locations and resources available to you, we are excited to introduce an updated catalog experience! What does this

Apply for an Artist Residency at The Hive

APPLY NOW The Hive™ has been open for nearly four months and so much has happened in that short time! The five Artists-In-Residence and one Writer-In-Residence have been very active creating and exploring mediums, ideas, and techniques. “Transformative” has been a recurring comment when they talk about their experiences here.

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 sometimes needed to process what was happening in our world. Spokane Public Library staff shared some of their favorite books from the year with hopes

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