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Recommended Reads of 2022

As library people, we love books and we love to talk about them! The list below contains all of our favorite books from 2022 that

Book List for Muslim Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr

View these titles for kids and young adults about Islam, Ramadan, and Eid al-Fitr. This year, Ramadan takes place April 12- May 12, 2021. Picture Books Lailah’s Lunchbox: a Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi Book Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Book Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert Book Salam Alaikum: a message of peace by

Black History Month | Book List for Kids 2021

Picture Books Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson Book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman Book Trombone Shorty by Bryan Collier Book Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop: the Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie Book The Case for Loving: The Fight

Black History Month | Book List Recommended by Community Members

For Black History Month, we reached out to members of Spokane’s Black community and asked them to share a couple of their favorite books or books they felt were important for others to read. Recommended by Kiantha Duncan, Spokane NAACP President African Americans in Spokane by Jerrelene Williamson, Spokane Northwest Black

Recommended Reads of 2020

This year is/was, in short, a trip. One way to escape our own reality was to immerse ourselves in that of another via reading anything and everything. Straight from SPL staff to you, we present our Recommended Reads of 2020. The books in this list, published this year (or late 2019), grasped our attention through

Make an Embroidered Snowflake Card

This year might just be the perfect one for sending holiday cards. Since we can’t see our friends and extended family in person this year, a card that lets someone know you’re thinking of them can really brighten their day! Normally, I host Crafternoon programs to let patrons make their

Winter & Holiday Picture Books | 2020

We have a variety of books indicative of the winter season at the Library! Our Youth Services team assembled this list of books to read on a chilly, winter day. Tree of Cranes by Allen Say Book Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis and Daniel Minter Book Llama Llama Holiday Drama by

Recommended Reads of 2022

As library people, we love books and we love to talk about them! The list below contains all of our favorite books from 2022 that

Book List for Muslim Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr

View these titles for kids and young adults about Islam, Ramadan, and Eid al-Fitr. This year, Ramadan takes place April 12- May 12, 2021. Picture Books Lailah’s Lunchbox: a Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi Book Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Book Ramadan Moon by Na’ima B. Robert Book Salam Alaikum: a message of peace by

Black History Month | Book List for Kids 2021

Picture Books Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson Book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and Laura Freeman Book Trombone Shorty by Bryan Collier Book Memphis, Martin and the Mountaintop: the Sanitation Strike of 1968 by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie Book The Case for Loving: The Fight

Black History Month | Book List Recommended by Community Members

For Black History Month, we reached out to members of Spokane’s Black community and asked them to share a couple of their favorite books or books they felt were important for others to read. Recommended by Kiantha Duncan, Spokane NAACP President African Americans in Spokane by Jerrelene Williamson, Spokane Northwest Black

Recommended Reads of 2020

This year is/was, in short, a trip. One way to escape our own reality was to immerse ourselves in that of another via reading anything and everything. Straight from SPL staff to you, we present our Recommended Reads of 2020. The books in this list, published this year (or late 2019), grasped our attention through

Make an Embroidered Snowflake Card

This year might just be the perfect one for sending holiday cards. Since we can’t see our friends and extended family in person this year, a card that lets someone know you’re thinking of them can really brighten their day! Normally, I host Crafternoon programs to let patrons make their

Winter & Holiday Picture Books | 2020

We have a variety of books indicative of the winter season at the Library! Our Youth Services team assembled this list of books to read on a chilly, winter day. Tree of Cranes by Allen Say Book Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story by Angela Shelf Medearis and Daniel Minter Book Llama Llama Holiday Drama by