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Spokane Public Library announces 2022 Artists-in-Residence (March, 2022)

Spokane Public Library forming Social Work Welcome Team (February, 2022)

Spokane Public Library builds new and improved catalog using Index Data's FOLIO (December, 2021)

Spokane Public Library opening new Liberty Park Library (November, 2021)

Spokane Public Library opening newly renovated Shadle Park Library (October, 2021)

Spokane Public Library launches innovative new website (October, 2021)

Spokane Public Library offering free menstrual hygiene products in all Library restrooms (October, 2021)

Spokane Public Library opens first building from 2018 Library Bond Issue and selects The Hive Artists-in-Residence (August, 2021)

Spokane Public Library calls for artists to apply for Artist Residencies (May, 2021)

Spokane Public Library to participate in Library Giving Day on April 4 (March, 2023)

Auntie’s Bookstore and Spokane Public Library present Twenty Questions book release with New York Times best-selling author Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honor recipient Christian Robinson (March, 2023)

Spokane Public Library hosts weekly Water Wise Wednesday Workshops at Shadle Park Library in collaboration with the City of Spokane Water Department (March, 2023)

Spokane Public Library hosts The Return of Salmon to the Spokane River event in collaboration with representatives from the Upper Columbia United Tribes (March, 2023)

Spokane Public Library to reopen South Hill and Indian Trail locations in March (March, 2023)

Spokane Public Library hosts Getting Real About Homelessness in Spokane event featuring Gavin Cooley, Chris Patterson, and Ben Stuckart (October, 2022)

Don’t dread your next family get together: Spokane Public Library hosts Families and Politics Workshop in collaboration with Braver Angels (October, 2022)

Spokane Public Library to reopen Central Library on July 11 (June, 2022)

Friends of the Spokane Public Library to host book sale April 7-9 (April, 2022)

Spokane Public Library to participate in Library Giving Day April 6 (April, 2022)


KYRS Thin Air Community Radio moves to Spokane's Central Library after almost two decades in the Community Building, The Inlander, 12/22/2022

‘Censorship divides us’: Spokane Public Library holds events for Banned Books Week, KXLY, 9/20/2022

A community-wide book club, The Inlander scooped The New York Times, plus new music!, The Inlander, 9/1/2022

Ten Reasons to Visit the New Central Library, City of Spokane, 8/4/2022

Spokane Public Library launches series of new library card designs, KXLY, 7/28/2022

New voter box available near Spokane Public Library, KXLY, 7/23/2022

A 21st Century Library: Spokane reopens its Central Library downtown after two years, The Spokesman-Review, 7/11/2022

Library summer reading programs can lead to prizes, The Spokesman-Review, 6/20/2022

'Libraries are evolving': Renovated downtown Spokane Library set to open July 11, The Spokesman-Review, 6/5/2022

Celebrate National Library Week with these top titles, KXLY, 4/4/2022

Friends of the Library hosting book sale April 7-9, KHQ, 4/3/2022

Spokane Public Library will add new social work team to central branch, KHQ, 2/25/2022

Spokane Public Library adding social workers to downtown location, Spokane Public Radio, 2/24/2022

Spokane Public Library's inaugural artist-in-residency program at The Hive offers public an opportunity to "check out" artists working on-site, The Inlander, 1/20/2022

‘These answers will come back to us.’ Architect and Spokane tribal member Shawn Brigman ignites a new path in recovering Indigenous canoe culture, The Spokesman-Review, 1/10/2022

Need a laptop? Borrow one from Shadle Park Library, The Spokesman-Review, 11/18/2021

Spokane Public Library closes all branches Saturday after getting ‘concerning threats’ on social media, The Spokesman-Review, 11/13/2021

'Revitailizing' a historic neighborhood: Liberty Park Library opens, The Spokesman-Review, 11/12/2021

Renovated Shadle Park Library opens; other branches set for upgrades in Spokane, The Spokesman-Review, 11/5/2021

Newly renovated Shadle Park Library opens Wednesday, KXLY, 11/2/2021

Recently renovated Spokane Public Library at Shadle Park reopens Wednesday, KREM, 11/2/2021

'Spooky Walking Tour' shows some of Spokane's haunted sites, KXLY, 10/17/2021

Renovated Shadle Park Library and New Liberty Park Library to open in November, KREM, 10/8/2021

Water Cooler: Get spooked on Kanopy, The Spokesman-Review, 10/5/2021

Hundreds celebrate new Hillyard campus, The Spokesman-Review, 9/2/2021

Hillyard campus is much more than a new Shaw Middle School, The Spokesman-Review, 8/18/2021

‘Promise delivered’: A product of Spokane’s school and library systems, The Hive is now open for learning and creating in East Central, The Spokesman-Review, 8/12/2021

The Hive is finally open! Spokane’s newest community space to learn, grow and explore is ready for the community, KXLY, 8/12/2021

Spokane Is Reading celebrates 20 years with new writers-recommended list of books, KXLY, 8/2/2021

Free ride: Demand high already for STA program that lets kids take the bus at no cost, The Spokesman-Review, 6/22/2021

Shadle Library renovations close to completion, expected to open this fall, KXLY, 6/17/2021

‘We’re Spokane community radio,’ KYRS says from downtown, The Spokesman-Review, 6/4/2021

Greater Spokane Incorporated, Spokane Public Library collaborate on entrepreneurship resources for StartUp Spokane, The Spokesman-Review, 05/07/2021

New Spokane Library Building Will Feature Artist Studios, 05/06/2021, Spokane Public Radio

Spokane Public Library plans monthlong virtual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month, The Spokesman-Review, 5/6/2021

Indian Trail Library moving forward with renovations, The Spokesman-Review, 05/02/2021

Restorative Libraries: Restorative Justice Practices and How to Implement Them, Library Journal, 4/12/21


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