Summer Reading 2021

  Welcome to Summer Reading 2021! Pick up a copy of Spokane Somersault, a Summer Reading magazine for kids, or the Summer Boredom Buster, a teen zine. Try science experiments, stargazing, reading activities, recipes, and even growing your own food! Challenge … Continued →


Pride Month Book List for Kids and Young Adults

In recognition of Pride Month, we created a list of some newer LGBTQIA+ books to add to your Pride celebration. Check out our Pride Month Book List Recommendations from Community Members.  Picture Books   Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown  Book It Feels Good … Continued →


Fishing in the Inland Northwest

 Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor pursuits for those living in Spokane. There are many opportunities available to share the fun on the water with family and friends. The popular Lowland Lake Opener, which are lakes east of the Cascades under 3,500 feet elevation, starts April 24. There are dozens of fishing lakes in the Spokane … Continued →


Earth Day Book List

Earth Day has been celebrated on the 22nd of April every year since 1970. The theme for 2021 is “Restore Our Earth.” In honor of Earth Day, Spokane Public Library created a list of books about the environment. Including fiction … Continued →


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 … Continued →


Money Smart Week | April 10 – 17

April 10-17 is Money Smart Week, a national public education program that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions around the key financial pillars of saving, spending, borrowing, and planning. Here is a list of resources from Spokane Public … Continued →


National Poetry Month Book List for Kids

Elementary A Place Inside of Me: a Poem to Heal the Heart by Zetta Elliot Book The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander Book Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet by Joyce Sidman Book Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley Newton Book Gone … Continued →


Hiking in the Inland Northwest

Spokane is a terrific place to be for outdoor recreation; particularly after the long winter months of inactivity. Opportunities abound along the trails and on the water for fun and adventure. Hiking is one of the great things to do this time … Continued →