Special Announcement

We are honored to share that Spokane Public Library was named a finalist for the 2019 National Medal award. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries by the Institute … Continued →


Our Favorite Books from 2018

  Staff Picks: Kids Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love Love by Matt de la Peña The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld Imagine by Raúl Colón   Staff Picks: Fiction The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai There There by … Continued →


City of Spokane Bond Proposition 1 Update

As of November 9, with only 18,000 city ballots left to count, City of Spokane Bond Proposition 1 is passing with 63% approval from Spokane voters, approving $77M for library construction and renovation projects citywide. This approval will enable Spokane Public … Continued →


February is Black History Month

Join us at Spokane Public Library for Black History Month to celebrate and learn about the achievements and challenges, past and present, of African Americans. We have something for everyone including a variety of educational programs, poetry, artists featured at … Continued →


Lilac City Live | February

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on February 15th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to … Continued →


Lilac City Live | January

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on January 18th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to … Continued →


Scout Spokane | December

Haul out the holly, put up the tree before my spirits fall again! If you’re decking the halls this holiday season, find out what type of bulbs Spokane prefers in this month’s edition of Scout Spokane. Spokane Public Library and Downtown … Continued →


Scout Spokane | November

Are you growing out those face follicles for No-Shave-November? If so, find out what type of shaving products Spokane prefers in this quick video. Spokane Public Library and Downtown Spokane Partnership are pleased to provide local business owners and entrepreneurs … Continued →


10 Native American Authors to Add to your TBR List

  For Native American Heritage Month, add these 10 Native American authors to your TBR list. Sherman Alexie Louise Erdich Janet Campbell-Hale Scott Momaday Debra Magpie Earling Leslie Marmon Silko James Welch Linda Hogan Joy Harjo Diane Glancy


Lilac City Live!

Join us for Lilac City Live! on December 14th! The first “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity … Continued →