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UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Spokane, Spokane County seed libraries take off

There’s still a lot of snow and ice on the ground, but it’s time to think about gardening.

It’s all happening at the library: Spokane’s library systems go beyond books

Here are some things that might surprise you about the local libraries.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Adults and students may soon use the same Spokane libraries at schools

When it comes to the future of libraries in Spokane, civic leaders aren’t going by the book – they’re writing a new one. It’s been a great read so far. …

Local libraries forgive fines for Christmas Bureau recipients

People who wait hours in line at the Christmas Bureau to get food vouchers, toys and books for their children often are surprised to find library representatives there, ready to …

Library laptops for students taking hold: Lending refurbished computers has goal of ‘digital equity’

Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Public Library are partnering to offer refurbished computers that SPS students can check out from their local library.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:48 a.m.

Graham maintains lead in close state House race; general obligation bond still on-track to pass; other updates

Jenny Graham remains ahead of Dave Wilson for a 6th District legislative seat.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Window washer who fell from downtown library had nearly 50 years experience cleaning Spokane’s tallest buildings

A window washer who died Wednesday after falling from the downtown Spokane Public Library was a business owner with decades of cleaning experience.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Window washer dead after fall from downtown library

Spokane police say a window washer fell and died while cleaning the downtown branch of the Spokane Public Library.

Spokane Public Library welcomes young adult author Marie Lu

Marie Lu will sign and answer questions about her new novel “Wildcard.”

Around the Corner: Spokane library earns recognition for innovation

Spokane library earns recognition for innovation The Spokane Public Library was named one of 10 Top Innovators during the 2018 Urban Libraries Council Annual Forum earlier this month in Baltimore.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:42 a.m.

Spokane libraries to ask voters for $77 million that will update branches and pay for new locations

The Spokane library system will ask voters for $77 million to pay for large renovations. It’s the first major update the system has seen since new libraries were built in …

Spokane Public Library secures grant for Kindles for Kids at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital

Kids and technology go hand-in-hand, and thanks to a grant obtained by Spokane Public Library, children in the Andrew Rypien School Program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, have their hands …

Washington state’s first library kiosk opens in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood

Spokane Public Library unveiled a new library kiosk outside the West Central Community Center Tuesday, the first automated machine of its kind in Washington state. The machine works like a …

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.

UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

East Sprague considered as site for new Spokane library, instead of Thornton Murphy Park

The Spokane Public Library system is floating building their new branch in East Central if voters approve a bond this November, the details of which are still being discussed. The …

UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Lois Stratton, Fr. Bernard Coughlin among inductees to Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame

The artist who made what may be Spokane’s most iconic landmark and the creator of Father’s Day are among the newest members of the Spokane Citizen Hall Fame.

UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 6:24 a.m.

Spokane Public Library asks public about expansion plans

Spokane residents are being asked what improvements they would like to see at their local libraries – including their opinions regarding building a new branch adjacent to the South Hill …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

New Spokane library kiosk will offer books to West Central neighborhood

An innovative approach to modern library services will be moving to the West Central neighborhood this year.

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: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

Thornton Murphy Park floated as potential site of new South Hill library

If voters approve an expected bond measure on the ballots next year, a 1.4-acre plot at Ray Street and 27th Avenue would be an ideal location to construct a new, …

‘Chemistry Rocks!’ event uses fun experiments to teach children about science

The event at the Spokane Public Library’s downtown branch kicks off National Chemistry Week.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Every cat deserves a castle: Families get creative at South Hill Library

Pet owners and architects would have found something of interest at the South Hill Library Saturday morning – a session on how to build your own cat castle.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 9:51 a.m.

Spokane Public Library aims to build love of reading with baby book kits

The Spokane Public Library is promoting a love of books in children born at every area hospital. A newborn living in Spokane gets a book and a library card through …

Solar Eclipse for Kids readies children for eclipse

Solar Eclipse for Kids classes will teach children about eclipses and how to view them safely.

S-R reporter Rachel Alexander to speak at library on ‘Coming to America’ series

Spokesman-Review reporter Rachel Alexander will speak at the opening reception of “Coming to America,” which features excerpts from a series of articles she wrote earlier this year that told the …

Five objects: Spokane’s history as told through five pieces housed in the Northwest Room

An old map. A public document. A historic photo. All help tell the tale of Spokane – how it was settled, how it developed and how it transformed

Gonzaga grad, Shadle Park native earns spot on Spokane Library board

Casey Linane-Booey, a 29-year-old attorney, said the city’s libraries should continue to expand services improving residents’ quality of life, including community courts.

Spokane will mine shopping data to see what’s missing downtown

What’s missing from downtown Spokane’s retail and service scene? The city and several business groups hope to take the guesswork out of filling the gaps by tapping into sales analytics.