SPL’s Recommended Reads of 2019

Can you believe it’s the end of the year? And an end to a decade? 2020 is right around the corner, but we want to share our recommended reads of 2019 before we move on. The Other Americans by Laila … Continued →


Mythical Creatures Reading Lists

Has the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture’s summer exhibit, Giants, Dragons & Unicorns: The World of Mythic Creatures, sparked your curiosity? We’ve created these reading lists, by age group for further reading on the topic.   Mythical Creatures – … Continued →


Special Announcement

We are honored to share that Spokane Public Library was named a finalist for the 2019 National Medal award. The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries by the Institute … Continued →


Our Favorite Books from 2018

  Staff Picks: Kids Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love Love by Matt de la Peña The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld Imagine by Raúl Colón   Staff Picks: Fiction The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai There There by … Continued →


City of Spokane Bond Proposition 1 Update

As of November 9, with only 18,000 city ballots left to count, City of Spokane Bond Proposition 1 is passing with 63% approval from Spokane voters, approving $77M for library construction and renovation projects citywide. This approval will enable Spokane Public … Continued →


Celebrate Banned Books Week

What are banned or challenged books and why do we celebrate Banned Books Week every September? According to American Library Association, a challenged book is “an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group,” … Continued →


Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

While Hispanic Heritage Month only lasts four weeks, it’s always a good time to read from authors you may not have before. We have a variety of books written by Hispanic authors at the library. Go beyond your favorite genre … Continued →


Hispanic Heritage Month for Kids!

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on how Hispanic culture shapes our country. This is especially expressed in the form of children’s books. Below is a list of powerful stories to read to kids about Hispanic culture … Continued →


Lilac City Live – September

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! on September 20th. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent at the Downtown Library — Drinks! Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a fun time. And it’s a great opportunity to … Continued →


Lilac City Live @ Pig Out in the Park

Join us for the next Lilac City Live! at Pig out in the Park on August 30. A “late night” talk show featuring local Spokane talent, this time at the Ribbon Stage — Music! Authors! Artists! Comedians! It’s guaranteed to be a … Continued →


Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize is awarded to a fiction piece deemed the best novel of the year. It is described as “the leading literary award in the English speaking world” and launches careers for many authors. The list below shares … Continued →