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Symphony concert passes available through Spokane County Library District

Cardholders can reserve passes two weeks before each performance. Passes must then be picked up from the library where they were reserved no later than the end of the day …


County library, CCS team up to offer GED program

Jerry Kane, 61, has two big regrets. One, that he didn’t serve in the military, and two, that he didn’t graduate from high school.


Free classes at Spokane’s fingertips: City, County libraries offer thousands of online courses

Thousands of free online classes are at the fingertips of Spokane County residents, but many don’t know it.


Spokane County library passes to the MAC fly off shelves

The Spokane County Library District started offering family passes to the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and Mobius at all its branches in January and they have been flying …


Food donations will be taken to settle Spokane County library fines

Next week Spokane County residents will have the chance to get their library fines removed in exchange for a few nonperishable food items. The sixth annual Food for Fines is …


Trivial pursuits: Spokane Valley Library opens its doors after hours for Random Fandom Trivia

Spokane Valley Library gives adults a chance for fun and games at Random Fandom Trivia.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Beyond Bookmobiles: Libraries check out paths to patrons

Libraries are exploring new avenues of outreach.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

Wiley Cash, J.K. Rowling, Margot Lee Shetterly top lists of popular library checkouts

Reviewing lists of top checkouts from both the Spokane Puiblic Library and the Spokane County Library District reveals patterns and trends about what Spokane read or listened to last year.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Copies of incendiary ‘Fire and Fury’ Trump expose already flying off shelves

Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” an explosive new book that purports to reveal skeletons inside the Oval Office, was originally slated for a Tuesday release. …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Anthology of local writers commemorates library district’s 75th anniversary

“Spokane Writes” will sell for $15, with proceeds to benefit the nonprofit Friends of the Spokane Library District to fund childhood literacy and reading programs, educational activities for all ages, …


Library program helps adults with back-to-school hairstyles

The complexity of the hairstyles taught depends on the abilities of the person styling the child’s hair.


Touch-a-bus storytime lets kids experience mass transit

Singing “The Wheels on the Bus” seemed an appropriate way to start storytime on Thursday at the Cheney Library. That’s because this was a special Touch-a-Bus storytime – the result …


UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Spokane County Library District selects Patrick Roewe as next director

The next leader of the Spokane County Library District already has a decade of experience in the system. The district’s board unanimously selected Patrick Roewe to become executive director of …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

Community meets Library District director candidates

About thirty people attended a Spokane Valley meet and greet held for Cindy Moore and Patrick Roewe, the final candidates vying for the position of Spokane County Library District Director.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Public can meet Spokane County Library District director candidates on Thursday

The Spokane County Library District will host a reception for the public to meet


Spokane County Library District candidates down to two

Only two candidates remain in consideration to lead the Spokane County Library District. Cindy Moore, a former library director from Wyoming, is vying with Patrick Roewe, Spokane County’s deputy director, …


Food for Fines: Pay your library fine with food during National Library Week

The Spokane County Library District will be accepting food donations for Second Harvest in lieu of fines April 9-15.


Spokane librarian selected for national award

Vanessa Strange, librarian at the North Spokane Library, won the Gordon M. Conable Award from the Public Library Association because of her commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill …


Friends group hosting book sale at North Spokane Library

The Friends of the North Spokane County Library will hold its semi-annual Used Book Sale on Friday and Saturday at the North Spokane Library.


Spokane Valley wants a library, but talks about potentially splitting off from county district’s services

The Spokane Valley City Council has made it clear that it desires a new library across Sprague Avenue from the new City Hall, but it’s not clear how it’s going …


Deer Park Library offers produce swap for those with extra veggies

Gardeners drowning in zucchini or awash in tomatoes can bring them to the Deer Park Library every Sunday this month for a produce swap.


Fun for families: Simon Says’ sister Sally leads the fun and games

Sally is sick of her bossy brother Simon. So she heads out to play with her dog, Red Rover, in the new puppet show by Kelly Campbell of KC Puppetree.


Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10th anniversary

Saturday’s open house features local band and authors.


Smithsonian traveling exhibit explores human origins

The Smithsonian’s “Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?” opens at the North Spokane Library on Tuesday. Spokane is one of 19 stops for the exhibit.


Spokane County Library District won’t try again on new Valley library

Spokane County Library District is done asking voters to fund a new Spokane Valley Library


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, 10:41 a.m.

Spokane Valley library backers take stock after bond defeat

Supporters of a new Spokane Valley library are weighing their options after failing again to capture the needed supermajority for a $22 million bond issue. Among the possibilities, library officials …


Hafner led library bond campaign

The group campaigning for the Spokane County Library District’s bond – which would allow the district to build a 30,000-square-foot library across Sprague Avenue from the site of the new …


Millwood City Hall gets security update

Millwood City Hall is set to undergo some security enhancements. “It’s been 25 years since anything’s been done,” City Planner Tom Richardson said. “Things have changed a lot since then.”


Musicians play along for ‘Wild’ read

Brad Keeler and Linda Parman are providing musical accompaniment to “The Call of the Wild,” this month’s Big Read selection at the Spokane County Library District. “It’s a fun challenge,” …


Christmas Bureau visitors learn about range of resources at Spokane County libraries

Once in a while, a family struggling to put gifts under the tree turns to the library. “Over the years, from time to time, we’ve had people come in at …