Stories tagged: Libraries
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.
The undertaking aims to bring the libraries’ design up to the demands of 21st century library patrons, who are increasingly utilizing the system for far more than just checking out …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:09 p.m.
Some public libraries are dealing with so many patrons struggling with poverty, drug addiction or mental illness that a growing number have put social workers on staff. Other libraries have …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 11:27 p.m.
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 …
Wed., April 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
On Thursday, every librarian in Spoke Public Schools received notice that their jobs will be eliminated next year. Those with less experience will probably be laid off this summer, as …
Sun., March 10, 2019
Here are some things that might surprise you about the local libraries.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 2:05 p.m.
Spokane-area libraries are adding to their growing collection of outdoor gear.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:01 p.m.
A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:21 p.m.
The Spokane City Council threw its support Monday behind two propositions which will ask voters in November to fund millions in school and library construction.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:42 a.m.
Spokane tied a 120-year record Thursday, as temperatures briefly pushed the mercury to 103 degrees.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 2:09 p.m.
Libraries are exploring new avenues of outreach.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Classroom libraries from Sarasota, Florida, to Bremerton, Washington, are among thousands being given $500 donations from author James Patterson.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Spokane County Library District Director Nancy Ledeboer will retire this September.
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 11:28 a.m.
Spokane County readers like their “Fifty Shades of Grey” with the discretion of anonymity
Sat., June 17, 2017
This federal funding cut would have a significant impact on the Washington State Library, as well as local libraries such as the Spokane Public Library.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:32 p.m.
Election officials predict turnout about 35 percent on this ballot, asking voters to renew several tax measures funding emergency communications, libraries in the city of Spokane and firefighting efforts in …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:41 a.m.
Voters throughout Spokane County will be asked next month to renew tax measures funding libraries and emergency services.
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
To see childhood the most clearly required a certain number of years for Karen Russell, whose novel “Swamplandia!” – this year’s Spokane is Reading pick – stars an adolescent girl …
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
Microsoft Corp. has expanded its online technology training program so that people can take courses for free through more than 380 public libraries. The new education partnership between one of …
Thu., July 18, 2013
The room at Shadle Public Library filled quickly as parents and preschoolers gathered for story time on July 3. Always a popular activity, story times at the Shadle and South …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Once upon a time, people read books on paper, and the publishers who printed them and the librarians who lent them to people were friends, or at least amicable partners. …
Tue., April 23, 2013, 10:15 p.m.
Chewelah, Wash., voters have agreed to annex their city library into the Stevens County Rural Library District.
Thu., April 18, 2013
When Jaimie Sassone moved to Spokane from Virginia Beach, Va., she said one of the first places she went to visit was the local library. On Tuesday, she was at …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 10:40 p.m.
Spokane voters easily approved a City Charter amendment giving the police ombudsman more authority and a tax to ensure that branch libraries won’t close.
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
The ranks of librarians have included many famous names, from Ben Franklin and J. Edgar Hoover to Mao Tse-tung and Casanova. Fiction also has its share. There’s the brainy Bunny …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 3:43 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whether it was to sneak a first kiss or listen to Led Zeppelin, climbing onto the roof of the White House was apparently a popular practice …
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012, 9:52 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to new taxes, voters tend to say government should ask for money from somebody else, like the rich. But that doesn’t always hold …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
MORROW, Ga. (AP) — When Georgia officials announced plans to severely restrict public access to its state archives, it set off a firestorm not only among scholars and people tracing …
Thu., Oct. 18, 2012
Beginning sometime next week residents of Liberty Lake will be able to sign up for free library cards at Spokane County Library District. While the Liberty Lake Library has offered …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 5:01 a.m.
DALLAS (AP) — It’s a new Battle of the Alamo, with one Texas agency mounting pressure on another to loan out one of the state’s most sacred texts for display …