Canoeing and Kayaking in the Inland Northwest

Spokane is a wonderful place to get out on the water in a canoe or kayak. They are affordable, quiet, provide some exercise, and are a link to the paddling past. With dozens of lakes and rivers in the region, there are wonderful opportunities for a beautiful day … 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 →


Washington State Death Certificates Online | Genealogy

 When researching family history, one of the most valuable resources is a death certificate. Death certificates can include date of birth and death, marital status and a spouse’s name, occupation, birthplace, parent names, cause of death and location of burial. … Continued →


Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

While Spokane Public Library has some events and book lists in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we encourage you to continue appreciating and recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities year-round. Read our statement in solidarity with the Asian … 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 →