After two years of being closed for renovation, Spokane Public Library is hosting a grand reopening celebration for Central Library (906 W. Main) on July 11 from 9 am to 3 pm. Tour the renovated library, grab lunch from local food trucks on-site, and attend a variety of events throughout the day.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 9 am by the northside entrance on Spokane Falls Blvd. Hear from Mayor Woodward, City Council President Breean Beggs, Senator Andy Billig, Washington State Librarian Sara Jones, and more. A Vietnamese Lion Dance performance by the Vietnamese Youth Association will follow the ribbon-cutting and lead guests into the library.
Grand Reopening Schedule:
- Speakers & ribbon cutting from 9-10 am
- Food trucks on Spokane Falls Blvd from 10 am-3 pm
- Tours @ 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm (starting on the 1st floor)
- Storytime Play & Learn for kids @ 10:30 am and 12 pm (Events B – 1st Floor)
- Live performance by Erin Parkes in nxwyxwyetk Hall from 10 am-12 pm (3rd floor)
New Features of the Central Library Include:
Recording Studio, Video Studio, New Leaf Café, Inland Northwest Special Collections, River Rumpus Children’s Playspace, KYRS Broadcasting, Computer Lab, Business Lab, Friends of the Library Bookstore, Social Stair, 10 free and reservable meeting rooms, and, of course, books, movies, & more!
“The reopening of Central Library is an exciting day for the community. It represents the culmination of many years of community input and voter support,” said Executive Director Andrew Chanse. “We are excited for the community to experience all that Central Library has to offer.”
Central Library is reopening following a two-year renovation resulting from a voter-approved $77 million bond in 2018 that has built three new libraries and renovated three existing libraries, including the Central Library.