Take a Walk | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa. I host the Opening Act(ivity) on Wednesday mornings at our Northtown location. While we are social distancing, we are bringing the activities to you! Today’s activity involves a field trip and a scavenger hunt.  Please … Continued →


Books with Letters

Do you have a favorite word? I have several. I love the word viscosity (especially when it refers to chocolate milkshakes). I also love the word epistolary. It means “related to the writing of letters.” When paired with novels – … Continued →


Coffee or Crafting | Opening Act(ivity)

Coffee or Crafting:  How about both? Here is a way to enjoy your cup of joe with a splash of creativity. I’m a fan of using different items to create art. For today’s activity, we will be using watercolor paper, … Continued →


Memorable Trips | Opening (Act)ivity

              I’m Lisa from the Northtown Library. I usually host the Opening Act(ivity) program on Wednesday mornings, though today we are bringing the activity to you! Today’s activity has to do with travel. I … Continued →


Reading for Fun

Reading for fun? What is that?! As a student and an only-parent, it is difficult to find time to enjoy reading for pleasure. There is always another assigned chapter to read, home distractions and dishes to do that fill my … Continued →


Imagine Your Story | Reading List for Kids and Teens

  Check out our fantasy adventure reading list to fit this year’s summer reading theme, Imagine Your Story! Picture Books    Another by Christian Robinson   Book | eBook  Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination by Emily Winfield Martin   Book  Journey by Aaron Becker   Book   Little Barbarian by Renato Moriconi  … Continued →


eBook Bingo

Explore free ebooks from Spokane Public Library, all summer long. Start by downloading the Libby app to download eBooks on the go and play book bingo with your friends and family!


Summer is Here! | Books for Kids and Teens

    Picture Books A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin Book | eBook Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson Book | eBook Hey, Water! by Antoinette Portis Book | eBook How … Continued →


Concrete Poetry | Opening Act(ivity)

Hi, my name is Lisa. I host the Opening Act(ivity) program at the Northtown Branch. Today’s activity is writing a concrete poem using Shakespeare or a favorite author. Concrete poetry—sometimes also called ‘shape poetry‘—is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem. … Continued →


Juneteenth | Resources and Book List

                      Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth Juneteenth 2020: Justice, Freedom, Democracy (National Virtual Celebration) National Museum of African American History & Culture Virtual Celebration Spokane Juneteenth (Virtual) We Were Eight Years in … Continued →


Black Stories Matter | A Reading List for Adults

One way to elevate black voices is to read and recommend books by black authors. Check out the recommendations below and feel free to ask a librarian for more recommendations! This list is curated for adult readers.