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  • East Central offers first youth cafe

    In talking to young people 14 to 18 years old in East Central, Spokane Regional Health District’s Peggy Slider heard one common complaint: There is no place to hang out. …


  • East Side library branch finds support in face of closure

    The East Side Library didn’t have the best year in 2010. At one point it was listed for closure when the Spokane Public Library had to make budget cuts, because …


  • Embattled library gets a boost

    While many went to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, quite a few found time to swing by the East Side Library Branch for the Access Project kickoff party. …


  • Patron fines hinder library

    The East Side Library was on the list of Spokane Public Library branches threatened to close last year, partly because it has one of the lowest usage rates in the …


  • Budget preserves East Side Library

    Spokane’s endangered East Side Library will remain open at least another year. The Spokane Public Library branch had been on the chopping block to deal with budget cuts.


  • East Side branch will remain open

    Spokane’s endangered East Side library will remain open at least another year. The Spokane Public Library branch had been on the chopping block to deal with budget cuts. But the …


  • Spokane library union set for raises in 2011

    Spokane’s unionized library workers will get a 1 percent raise next year, under a contract ratified this week. Not knowing how contract negotiations would end, the library’s preliminary budget set …


  • Contract may save East Side Library

    Spokane’s library workers approved a new contract Tuesday that likely will save enough money to keep the East Side Library open next year. Library trustee Rick White said he has …


  • Schoolchildren join ranks of library branch supporters

    Nearly 50 Spokane students got a lesson in local government Monday as they arrived at City Hall to share their disapproval of the proposed closure of the East Side Library. …


  • Vestal: Worth of a library weighed

    The kids at Southeast Day Care Center likely aren’t very tuned in to the economic woes threatening their next-door neighbor, the East Side Library. But they were sure tuned in …


  • Political opposites align for sake of at-risk library

    They disagree on many – perhaps most – of the major issues of the day, but Louise Chadez and Cindy Zapotocky are united on at least one: They strongly oppose …


  • Residents rally for library branch

    Several library users fought tears Wednesday as they implored Spokane library trustees to keep the city’s East Side branch open. “This place provides access,” said Spokane resident Scott Engelhard, his …


  • Library patrons make emotional case for East Side branch

    Several library users fought tears Wednesday as they implored Spokane library trustees to keep the city’s East Side branch open. “This place provides access,” said Spokane resident Scott Engelhard, as …


  • Library board considering East Side branch’s closure

    Several times a week Lewis and Clark High School freshman Janelle McNeal heads to the East Side Library to finish homework, connect with friends online and read books. But that …

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