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Libraries will trade food for your fine

Libraries will trade food for your fine

Your overdue books could help feed hungry Spokane area families.

This is National Library Week, and in celebrations, Spokane County Library District is holding the 2nd annual Food for Fines event.

For every non-perishable item of food, the district will forgive $1.00 of your fine, up to a maximum of $10.00 per library card. Fees eligible for the program include accumulated overdue charges and fees for damaged items (unless the account is already in collections).

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Inslee names April National Poetry Month in honor of Oso

Governor Jay Inslee has declared April National Poetry Month in Washington and is hoping the state will use poetry as a way to send solace and well wishes to the communities affected by the mudslide in Oso.

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

Bloomsday posters on display at Downtown Library

From the very first Bloomsday poster that promised a Run with the Stars, to the more recent Hidden Runner posters, all 30 years of Bloomsday are on display at the Downtown Library.


The exhibit, on the third floor, highlights the entire span of Bloomsday, and features a variety of art and photography styles and artists. The posters have come a long way from the first poster, which advertised the race in all purple with a runner carrying a lilac bloom to the series that captured Bloomsday landmarks in the style of vintage travel posters.

Local ways to help with mudslide relief

Local ways to help with mudslide relief

The devastation of the aftermath of the Oso mudslide has rocked the entire state of Washington and many are wondering what they can do to help our friends in Snohomish County. Here’s three things you can do locally to help with the recovery.

Our Kids are Our Business

Our Kids are Our Business

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Eight years ago the Spokane community decided enough was enough!  It was rocked to the core by the horrific death of little Summer Phelps and was jarred into taking a stand for children.

KXLY has joined with 34 other businesses and individuals (Spo-Can Council) for the month-long initiative "Our Kids Our Business". The focus is on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The council holds regular meetings, and next week will hold it's annual luncheon.  

Bloomsday a race of wits for Corporate Cup teams

Bloomsday a race of wits for Corporate Cup teams

For Bloomsday Corporate Cup teams, winning the footrace includes more than just crossing the finish line first. For the 350 teams competing for this year’s Corporate Cup title , Bloomsday is as much a road race as it is a race of wits.


Bloomsday has announced 23 finalists for this year’s top team names. Here’s more on the Corporate Cup team name race from Bloomsday:

Local charity needs help winning $25K Charity Challenge

Local charity needs help winning $25K Charity Challenge

Family Promise of Spokane has been serving homeless families for 17 years, and now, with a huge opportunity on the line, they need your vote. The non-profit has been selected as a regional finalist for the Windermere Foundation’s Charity Challenge, and for Family Promise the $25,000 prize would be nothing short of a miracle.


“This is a huge opportunity for us,” said Family Promise Executive Director Steve Allen. “A game changer.”