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Gonzaga grad, Shadle Park native earns spot on Spokane Library board

FILE – The downtown Spokane Public Library at Main Avenue and Lincoln Street on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
FILE – The downtown Spokane Public Library at Main Avenue and Lincoln Street on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Casey Linane-Booey, a 29-year-old attorney who grew up in the Shadle Park neighborhood, has joined the Spokane Library Board of Trustees.

Linane-Booey said he grew up reading at the encouragement of his mother and wanted to help promote literacy after witnessing the courtroom struggle of clients who can’t read.

“To see people not just be unable to read, but to watch it affect them, that was powerful,” Linane-Booey said.

Spokane public libraries should continue to expand job training opportunities and extend community courts beyond just downtown, Linane-Booey said. He replaces Anne Walter on the five-member panel. Walter’s five-year term concludes at the end of this month.

Library trustees oversee the system’s budget and develop policies for its six branches throughout the city.


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