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Monday, April 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Unique summer programs at libraries to entertain

It’s summertime and your kids might be complaining of boredom. To keep them busy, check out some of the children’s activities going on in the Spokane County Library District.


Do Your Part: Give kids a summer of eco-friendly fun

It’s summer and there’s one thing parents hate to hear from the kids: “I’m bored!” While you’re looking for easy ways to entertain the kiddies, you can also do your …


Editorial: Internet filtering bill offers host of headaches

Back in 2003, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Children’s Internet Protection Act, or CIPA, Chief Justice William Rehnquist took pains in his majority opinion to note that filtering …


Bill requires Idaho libraries to filter adults’ Internet access

BOISE – Saying pornography has “permeated our society,” the Idaho House voted 63-7 Monday to require the state’s libraries to filter Internet access for adults. Federal law already requires libraries …


Libraries matter more than ever

All right, I’ve finally figured out how the city’s budget works. The city gets in trouble, looks around for an easy target, spies the Spokane Public Library and hacks it …


Libraries can filter porn, Washington high court says

OLYMPIA – Public libraries do not have to turn off their Internet filters for adult patrons who want to view pornography on library computers, the state Supreme Court said today.


UW study: Third of Americans use library computers

A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy.


Grants offer relief to poor in region

The region’s impoverished received help Thursday from public and private sources to ease the effects of the economic downturn. Spokane County received a $622,278 federal grant to help people on …


Seattle library system closes for a week to save money

SEATTLE – The main library in this book-loving city is an architectural landmark: a daring, contemporary temple to the written word that draws tourists as well as literary locals and …


Post Falls police: Porn, theft lured boy to library

A 14-year-old boy hoping to scour the Internet for pornography and steal computer equipment was arrested Monday at the Post Falls Public Library, police said.


Post Falls Library joins digital age

Libraries are places in which to learn, to imagine, to think. It used to be books that provided the fodder – all that learning and imagining and thinking. These days, …


Post Falls Library enhancing digital literacy

Libraries are places in which to learn, to imagine, to think. It used to be books that provided the fodder – all that learning and imagining and thinking. These days, …


Check out the lines

As everything gets more expensive, the region’s public libraries – and their free services – are becoming more popular. In everything from book checkout to Internet usage, libraries in Spokane, …