Spring into the spirit of giving

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 6:00 am


April 7–13, 2019

Celebrate National Library Week and support your community with a donation of food.

Your donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank and other regional food banks serving Spokane County and reduce your overdue fees! A win-win!

The generosity of you, our library customers, never fails to inspire us. Since 2013, we have collected over 23,000 pounds of food and forgiven thousands in fines. In many cases, you contributed much more food to the collection barrels than what was needed to pay fines.

For every non-perishable item of food, $2 will be forgiven from a cardholder’s account, up to a maximum of $20 per library account. Food for Fines can only be applied to overdue and/or damaged item fees. It cannot be applied to lost-item charges or accounts referred to collection.

You don’t need a fine to donate food. Anyone can bring in a non-perishable food item to help households and children facing food insecurity.

Food insecurity occurs when people run out of food, eat less, skip meals, go hungry, or when they subsist on a nutrient-poor diet because they cannot afford to buy food. This is especially critical for children and directly impacts their ability to stay focused during the school day and succeed academically.

Second Harvest distributes more than 2 million pounds of food each month for hungry families in the Inland Northwest.

This April keep a look out for the Second Harvest food bins at all District libraries.


April 10, 2019

Help us raise $10,000 to fund and expand our Museum & Cultural Pass program.

For the first time, Friends of the Spokane County Library District are holding a donation drive to support the Museum and Cultural Pass programs on and before Library Giving Day on April 10.

There’s no need to wait to donate. The Friends are accepting donations starting today at www.scldfriends.org, continuing through April 16 for this campaign.

Your donation for Museum & Cultural Pass programs would help support

  • Spokane Symphony
  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
  • Mobius Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center (sponsored by the Diane E. Zahand Fund)
  • A new cultural pass

The Friends of the Spokane County Library District is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. So your donations to the Friends are tax deductible.

For questions about sponsoring a current or new pass program, major gift donations, and fundraising efforts, please contact Development Manager Jill-Lynn Nunemaker by phone at 509.893.8238 or by email at jnunemaker@scld.org.

Your generosity keeps this program thriving!


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