Stories tagged: spokane county library district
Wed., April 5, 2017, 12:35 a.m.
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.
Wed., March 29, 2017, midnight
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 …
Wed., March 22, 2017, midnight
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.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
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.
Thu., June 16, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
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.
Thu., May 19, 2016, noon
Moran Prairie Library celebrates 10th anniversary
Saturday’s open house features local band and authors.
Thu., Dec. 31, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
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.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015, midnight
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 …
Thu., July 23, 2015, midnight
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 …
Thu., May 21, 2015, midnight
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.”
Fri., Feb. 6, 2015, midnight
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,” …
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014, midnight
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 …
Thu., May 29, 2014, midnight
County libraries get grant for innovation, partnerships
The Spokane County Library District has received a $50,000 grant from the American Library Association to help the district refine its mission, foster innovation and develop community partnerships. Nancy Ledeboer, …
Wed., April 23, 2014, midnight
Spokane County voters pass one library measure, not another
Spokane Valley voters gave a mixed message to the Spokane County Library District on Tuesday, approving a measure to create a library capital facilities district but rejecting a bond measure …
Sat., March 29, 2014, midnight
Spokane Valley residents to vote on $22 million library plan
Out of work and new to Eastern Washington last year, Mark Woolsey found a fresh start at Spokane Valley Library. He’d hoped to find a few self-help books but ended …
Sat., March 15, 2014, midnight
Spokane Valley mayor backs library bond
Mayor Dean Grafos has thrown his support behind a $22 million library bond that would pay for two new branches in Spokane Valley and the expansion of a third near …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014, midnight
Spokane Valley Council Oks land deal for library
Now it’s up to voters whether Spokane Valley gets a new library branch at Balfour Park. As expected, the Spokane Valley City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to sell 2.82 …
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013, midnight
Spokane County libraries post holiday hours
Spokane County Library District branches will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They will reopen to regular hours Dec. 26.
Sat., Dec. 14, 2013, midnight
Spokane County Library District plans bond for renovation, construction
Nancy Ledeboer outlined the Spokane County Library District’s facility plans during the Millwood City Council meeting Tuesday. “We thought we really needed to look at what is our greatest need,” …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013, midnight
Spokane Valley Library to close for a week for minor remodeling
The kids mooing, dancing and playing their way through a farm-themed story time Monday at the Spokane Valley Library will miss out next week when the library branch closes. The …
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013, midnight
Spokane Valley, library district OK plan to develop land
The city of Spokane Valley and the Spokane County Library District have both approved a plan for the joint development of 8.4 acres of land the city owns at the …
Thu., Oct. 24, 2013, midnight
Spokane Valley Council continues no tax stance
The Spokane Valley City Council approved a flat property tax for 2014 Tuesday night, but not without some dissent from Councilman Ben Wick. Wick said he was concerned that the …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, midnight
Library hinges on bond vote
Residents in the Spokane Valley area may get to decide as soon as April if a new Spokane Valley Library will be built on the corner of Herald Road and …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, midnight
City unveils Balfour design
Community members came to Balfour Park on Thursday to see the final plan for the park expansion they helped design. Judging by the comments at the final community meeting, the …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, midnight
Donated volumes carry on teaching
Diane Zahand had a passion for early childhood education. Now, even after her death, her work is continuing..
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013, midnight
Zombie day at the library
It’s pop culture’s Zombie Apocalypse. Zombies are enjoying a heyday. There is a whole line of zombie literature, movies, television shows and, in Spokane, a zombie-themed doughnut shop. The Center …
Sat., May 25, 2013, midnight
Balfour Park expansion options laid out
Three potential designs for the Balfour Park expansion were presented at a community meeting Monday. The plans were based on comments collected during a previous public meeting. They included different …
Thu., April 25, 2013, midnight
Balfour plans debated
Dozens of people packed into the basement meeting room at the Spokane Valley Library Monday to tell city staff what features they wanted to see in an expanded Balfour Park. …