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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane County Library District Proposition 1

Election results

Option Votes Pct
Yes 32,977 55%
No 26,978 45%

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Voters signal support of Spokane County library levy

In the first night’s count, many Spokane County voterscast their ballots for an increase in property taxes for county libraries, with about 53.3% voters saying yes on Spokane County Library District Proposition 1.

Spokane County Libraries wants voters to know it didn’t host Drag Queen Story Hour as it seeks approval on levy

The Spokane County Library District hopes to avoid reductions in services through passage of a $2 million property tax increase to fund operations at the system’s 11 branches. But library officials in the county fear that voters may confuse their offerings with the city, which hosted a controversial drag queen story hour this summer and has some voters confused about which system their taxes will go toward.

Riverside’s Payton Green wins Grand Slam poetry event

A Grand Slam isn’t just a breakfast served at Denny’s. On April 10, 14 students from area high schools faced off in the inaugural Northern vs. Valley Grand Slam at Gonzaga University. The poetry event sprang from competitions sponsored by the Friends of the Deer Park Library and the Friends of the Spokane Valley Library.

Spokane County Library District hopes for almost $2 million from increased property tax

The Spokane County Library District will soon ask voters to approve an almost $2 million property tax increase to pay for maintenance, security and increasing the library’s digital resources.

Spokane County libraries’ family painting parties prove popular for all ages

The Spokane County Library District is offering Family Painting Parties at many branches this spring in a new program that is proving to be quite popular. Three sessions have been offered so far and they have been nearly full, said Public Services Manager for Early Learning Mary Ellen Braks. “Everyone had such a great time,” she said. “They’re asking when we’re gong to do it again.”

Spokane, Spokane County seed libraries take off

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Spokane County libraries offering free help with tax filings

The Spokane County Library District has announced a partnership with AARP to help taxpayers through the Free AARP Tax Aide program.

Learning forensic science at cellular level; Spokane County Library District offers classes for all ages

The forensics class being offered at Spokane County Library District branches this month is messy and some might consider it a little gross, so it’s sure to be a hit with the kids.

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 forgive fines.