Latinx Heritage Month Book List | 2021

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez eBook | Audiobook The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Book | eBook | Audiobook Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older Book Dear America: notes of an undocumented citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas Book | eBook Everyone Knows … Continued →

Latinx Heritage Month 2021

              Celebrate Latinx heritage and culture with us! Check out our selection of books and videos to start the celebration and keep it going all year long. Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated nationally between … Continued →

New Hillyard Library Now Open!

In November 2018, voters approved a $77 million bond to renovate 4 libraries and build 3 new libraries. Hillyard Library is the second library to be completed as part of this multi-year project. On September 2, we opened the brand new … Continued →

New Hillyard Library opens September 2

On Wednesday, August 25 the (old) Hillyard Library will close in preparation for the move across the street to 4110 N. Cook Street. The new Hillyard Library will open on September 2, 2021. The new Hillyard Library features an amazing new children’s … Continued →

Imaginative and Whimsical Children’s Playspaces

Six of our new and renovated libraries opening in 2021 and 2022 will include fun and whimsical children’s playspaces designed by Luci Creative. Improved children’s spaces were the number one facility improvement requested by the public when the Library conducted community … Continued →

20 Years of Spokane Is Reading

Every summer, Spokane Is Reading (a collaborative one-book, one-community read program put on by Spokane Public Library, SCLD and Auntie’s Books) announces the community read for that year. This was not possible last year because of the pandemic, so they chose instead to focus … Continued →

Backpacking | The Great Outdoors

Backpacking is a great way to get into the back country wilderness. Both Washington and Idaho have magnificent destinations, however, being days away from civilization brings a host of issues to do it safely, comfortably, and responsibly. Here are library and other … Continued →

Library Re-Opening at Full Capacity July 6

On Tuesday, July 6, the Library will make the following operational changes based on the official re-opening of Washington: We will return to 100% capacity. We will reopen public meeting room access for personal/business use. Capacity is limited to 10. Reserve … Continued →

Library to Operate as Cooling Center During Heat Wave

All Spokane Public Library locations are available as cooling centers for the upcoming heat wave. The Library will also open special hours on Sunday (6/27) & Monday (6/28) to provide more access. The hours will be as follows: Sunday 6/27: Hillyard, Indian Trail, South Hill, … Continued →