Stories tagged: Libraries
Sat., June 17, 2017
Kim Wyman: President’s proposed cuts would devastate Washington libraries
This federal funding cut would have a significant impact on the Washington State Library, as well as local libraries such as the Spokane Public Library.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Spokane County ballots in April special election due Tuesday
Election officials predict turnout about 35 percent on this ballot, asking voters to renew several tax measures funding emergency communications, libraries in the city of Spokane and firefighting efforts in …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Voters asked to renew taxes for Spokane Public Libraries and county emergency services
Voters throughout Spokane County will be asked next month to renew tax measures funding libraries and emergency services.
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
‘Swamplandia!’ author Karen Russell, headed to Spokane
To see childhood the most clearly required a certain number of years for Karen Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” – this year’s Spokane is Reading pick – stars an adolescent girl …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
Microsoft, Washington state partner to offer free IT courses
Microsoft Corp. has expanded its online technology training program so that people can take courses for free through more than 380 public libraries. The new education partnership between one of …
Thu., July 18, 2013
Play and Learn adds new dimension to library program
The room at Shadle Public Library filled quickly as parents and preschoolers gathered for story time on July 3. Always a popular activity, story times at the Shadle and South …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Libraries, publishers struggling to get on same digital page
Once upon a time, people read books on paper, and the publishers who printed them and the librarians who lent them to people were friends, or at least amicable partners. …
Tue., April 23, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
Chewelah voters annex into rural library district
Chewelah, Wash., voters have agreed to annex their city library into the Stevens County Rural Library District.
Thu., April 18, 2013
One-day survey shows how Washington libraries are used
When Jaimie Sassone moved to Spokane from Virginia Beach, Va., she said one of the first places she went to visit was the local library. On Tuesday, she was at …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 10:40 p.m.
Spokane voters approve library tax
Spokane voters easily approved a City Charter amendment giving the police ombudsman more authority and a tax to ensure that branch libraries won’t close.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
Partovi stays true to her mission as public library director
The ranks of librarians have included many famous names, from Ben Franklin and J. Edgar Hoover to Mao Tse-tung and Casanova. Fiction also has its share. There’s the brainy Bunny …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 3:43 p.m.
Presidents’ kids talk about White House life
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whether it was to sneak a first kiss or listen to Led Zeppelin, climbing onto the roof of the White House was apparently a popular practice …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012, 9:52 a.m.
Despite what they say, voters favor local taxes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn’t always hold …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
After uproar, Ga. officials back off archives plan
MORROW, Ga. (AP) — When Georgia officials announced plans to severely restrict public access to its state archives, it set off a firestorm not only among scholars and people tracing …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Valley residents now can borrow from Liberty Lake libraries
Beginning sometime next week residents of Liberty Lake will be able to sign up for free library cards at Spokane County Library District. While the Liberty Lake Library has offered …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 5:01 a.m.
Texas agencies duel over Alamo commander’s letter
DALLAS (AP) — It’s a new Battle of the Alamo, with one Texas agency mounting pressure on another to loan out one of the state’s most sacred texts for display …
Sun., Sept. 16, 2012
Book Notes: Tinman party will celebrate Gendron book
“Rattlebone,” a 128-page full color hardbound book collecting some 80 works by Spokane artist Ric Gendron, will be celebrated with a release party on Oct. 19 at The Tinman Gallery. …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2012, 11:57 a.m.
Thousands of striking teachers rally in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of striking Chicago public school teachers and their allies packed a city park Saturday in a boisterous show of force as union leaders and the district …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2011
Libraries set to adjust to new Internet filtering law
BOISE – On the lower level of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 11 computers sit in a circle for use by kids, with Internet filters blocking access to inappropriate material. …
Thu., July 7, 2011
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.
Mon., June 13, 2011
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 …
Wed., March 16, 2011
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 …
Tue., March 15, 2011
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 …
Sat., June 5, 2010
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 …
Thu., May 6, 2010, 11 a.m.
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.
Thu., March 25, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
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.
Fri., Oct. 30, 2009
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 …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009
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 …
Tue., May 26, 2009, 12:45 p.m.
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.
Sun., Dec. 28, 2008
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, …