Spokane Public Library Executive Director Andrew Chanse snips the ribbon to open he Hive, a collaborative project between the Spokane Public Library and Spokane Public Schools, just opened Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 at 2904 E. Sprague Ave. in East Spokane. The building provides space for artists in residence, training space for school and library employees, classroom space for Spokane Virtual Learning and meeting space for public groups. Behind Chance are library, school and city officials. They are, from left, Laverne Biel of the East Sprague Business Association, Washington State Librarian Sara Jones, Spokane City Council member Kate Burke, Spokane School District board president Jerrall Haynes, Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward, Chanse, Spokane Public Library board chair Lara Hemingway, Spokane City Council member Michael Cathcart and Spokane Public Library Arts Education Specialist Eva Silverstone.
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