When will libraries reopen in Spokane? Some changes may be coming in March, but it's still unclear

It was last March 16 when patrons of the Spokane Public Library emerged from every branch into snowy parking lots, their arms full of books.

Eleven months later, they’ve had almost no chance to return.

Apart from a brief period of grab-and-go in November, patrons have had to settle for curbside service as COVID-19 metrics soared.

That’s frustrating for patrons but even more so for Executive Director Andrew Chanse, who more than anyone appreciates the “serendipity” of strolling through the aisles, finding a special book you didn’t know existed and then sinking into a nearby comfy chair.

“We understand that people want to return, we really do,” Chanse said

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