Spooky Chapter Books for Kids

  Spooky season is right around the corner, and what better way to experience a fright than through using your imagination and reading. Staff recommend parents learn more about the book prior to reading to ensure it is not too … Continued →

Latinx Heritage Month Book List | 2021

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez eBook | Audiobook The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Book | eBook | Audiobook Book of Lost Saints by Daniel José Older Book Dear America: notes of an undocumented citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas Book | eBook Everyone Knows … Continued →

Latinx Heritage Month Book List for Kids | 2021

Picture Books Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago Book Isabel and her Colores Go to School by Alexandra Alessandri Book Mi Papi Tiene una Moto by Isabel Quintero Book (in Spanish) | Book (in English)  Octopus Stew by Eric Velasquez Book … Continued →

Navigation | The Great Outdoors

Knowing where you are and getting where you want to go, safely and efficiently, are important skills for spending time in the great outdoors. The traditional use of map and compass is a reliable beginning, but newer technologies are now available. These resources from the … Continued →

Summer Reading 2021

  Welcome to Summer Reading 2021! Pick up a copy of Spokane Somersault, a Summer Reading magazine for kids, or the Summer Boredom Buster, a teen zine. Try science experiments, stargazing, reading activities, recipes, and even growing your own food! Challenge … Continued →

Pride Month Book List for Kids and Young Adults

In recognition of Pride Month, we created a list of some newer LGBTQIA+ books to add to your Pride celebration. Check out our Pride Month Book List Recommendations from Community Members.  Picture Books   Fred Gets Dressed by Peter Brown  Book It Feels Good … Continued →

Fishing in the Inland Northwest

 Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor pursuits for those living in Spokane. There are many opportunities available to share the fun on the water with family and friends. The popular Lowland Lake Opener, which are lakes east of the Cascades under 3,500 feet elevation, starts April 24. There are dozens of fishing lakes in the Spokane … Continued →

Earth Day Book List

Earth Day has been celebrated on the 22nd of April every year since 1970. The theme for 2021 is “Restore Our Earth.” In honor of Earth Day, Spokane Public Library created a list of books about the environment. Including fiction … Continued →

Book List for Muslim Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr

View these titles for kids and young adults about Islam, Ramadan, and Eid al-Fitr. This year, Ramadan takes place April 12- May 12, 2021. Picture Books Lailah’s Lunchbox: a Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi Book Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Book … Continued →

Money Smart Week | April 10 – 17

April 10-17 is Money Smart Week, a national public education program that empowers people with the knowledge and skills to make better-informed personal financial decisions around the key financial pillars of saving, spending, borrowing, and planning. Here is a list of resources from Spokane Public … Continued →