Black History Month 2020

              In recognition of Black History Month, Spokane Public Library is hosting a variety of events throughout the month of February. A range of topics will be discussed from the cultures of Nigeria and Malawi, to … Continued →


SPL’s Recommended Reads of 2019

Can you believe it’s the end of the year? And an end to a decade? 2020 is right around the corner, but we want to share our recommended reads of 2019 before we move on. The Other Americans by Laila … Continued →


Mythical Creatures Reading Lists

Has the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s summer exhibit, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, sparked your curiosity? We’ve created these reading lists, by age group for further reading on the topic.   Mythical Creatures – … Continued →


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 →


Celebrate Banned Books Week

What are banned or challenged books and why do we celebrate Banned Books Week every September? According to American Library Association, a challenged book is “an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group,” … Continued →


Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

While Hispanic Heritage Month only lasts four weeks, it’s always a good time to read from authors you may not have before. We have a variety of books written by Hispanic authors at the library. Go beyond your favorite genre … Continued →


Hispanic Heritage Month for Kids!

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on how Hispanic culture shapes our country. This is especially expressed in the form of children’s books. Below is a list of powerful stories to read to kids about Hispanic culture … Continued →


Lilac City Live – September

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on September 20th. 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 @ Pig Out in the Park

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! at Pig out in the Park on August 30. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent, this time at the Ribbon Stage — Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a … Continued →