Stories tagged: spokane county library district
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, …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
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.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:02 p.m.
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
Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
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, …
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,” …