Family Museum Pass Program

Sponsored by the Friends

The family museum pass program has been generously funded by the Friends of Spokane County Library District. Museum passes for Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and for both Mobius Children’s Museum and Mobius Science Center are available for check out at each of our libraries. Learn more about the program in the latest issue of Engage, available online at www.scld.org/engage.

Friends of the Library now part of Fred Meyer Community Rewards

You can help the Friends of the Spokane County Library District earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card!

Fred Meyer donates over $2 million per year to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Friends of the Spokane County Library District at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for the Friends by name or by the nonprofit number 86891.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the Friends earn a donation.
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you shop at Fred Meyer and do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

Friends’ Accomplishments 2017

Airway Heights

  • Provided funding for:
    • New Play & Learn music CD
    • Airway Heights library magnets
    • Bead Maze for children’s area
    • New Play & Learn Toys:
    • Sponsored professional face painter for Airway Heights Winter Festival
    • Airway Heights Watermelon Race supplies
    • $50 for Summer Reading programing
    • Bookmarkers for customers and for Trunk or Treat
    • $100 for Spokane is Reading
    • $200 for table cloth and SCLD logo table runner
  • AH FOL hosted a book sale at the Airway Heights Festival

Argonne

  • Provided refreshments for Millwood history programs
  • Provided snacks for Storytime in the Park
  • Supported the children’s Summer Reading program
  • Provided funding for Spokane Is Reading
  • Sponsored the Duffels for Darlings program at Argonne
  • Purchased a new activity table for the children’s area
  • Provided funds for educational toys for Play and Learn
  • Hosted a booth and book giveaway at Millwood Daze
  • Held a successful book sale
  • Held a spaghetti feed for book sale volunteers
  • Sponsored the music program “Unstrung”

Cheney Library

  • Three successful book sales
  • Purchased toys for storytime
  • Purchased four additional tables for the meeting room
  • Sponsored
    • Summer reading
    • Spokane is reading
    • Reading Buddies program at Salnave
    • Summer concerts
    • Mayfest
    • Artists Alley
    • Duffle’s for Darlings Program

Deer Park Library

  • Decorated the library for December Holidays
  • Provided funding for Spokane Is Reading
  • Purchased treats for use in adult programs
  • Provided funds to pay for various craft material for children’s programs
  • Provided funds to pay for Summer Reading program presenters
  • Held six successful book sale fundraisers throughout the year
  • Provided funds to pay for treats for the Deer Park Library’s 19-year anniversary celebration
  • Sponsored a music concert at Deer Park’s Mix Park
  • Sponsored the Family Lego contest at the Deer Park Winterfest celebration
  • Sponsored Northern Slam, a multi high school poetry slam at the Deer Park High school
  • Provided funds to help support the after school and summer snack program
  • Provided support and funding for the Library Park cleanup
  • Provided funding and support for the Pumpkin Lane Community Event.
  • Sponsored the Hand-Painted Duffels for Darlings
  • Purchased a new wagon for transporting materials to community events.
  • Purchased an SCLD banner and table runner for community events.

Fairfield

  • Supported the Summer Reading program
  • Provided funding for Spokane Is Reading

Medical Lake

  • Two Book Sales (Spring and Fall)
  • Sponsored Concert in Waterfront Park
  • Contributed money for summer reading program
  • Purchased Lego for Pirate Day
  • Purchased craft supplies for Winterfest
  • Purchased food/snacks for multiple Medical Lake Library / Community events
  • Assisted with Solar Eclipse Party

Moran Prairie

  • Increased number of book sales annually to three.
  • Increased amount raised at book sales, one sale raised $1600 for the group.
  • Increased active membership.
  • Staffed booth at Poetry Picnic to recruit new members.
  • Staffed booth at National Night Out event hosted at the Moran Prairie Library to raise awareness of Friends group and recruit new members.
  • Promoted Spring 2018 gardening series by handing out fresh sheet with seeds attached at November book sale.
  • Donated
    • $200 towards snacks for the Reading Buddy program.
    • $200 towards books to give to students completing Reading Buddies program.
    • $200 towards Spokane is Reading event.
    • $300 towards Summer Reading events and supplies.
    • $625 towards annual Poetry Picnic.
    • $260 towards shelving unit to organize storytime closet.
    • $330 towards Early Learning toys. They received a thank you poster from the Play and Learn storytimes that was displayed in the meeting room.

North Spokane

  • $2000 for summer reading programs.
  • $2500 for Spokane is Reading.
  • Stipends and supplies for our four-month-long resident artist program.
  • Hanging fixtures for our art display wall.
  • Refreshments for the 75th anniversary anthology release party.
  • Plant starters for the library’s plant starter exchange.
  • Twenty duffel bags and art supplies for the Duffels for Darlings program.

Otis Orchards

  • Provided decorations & crafts for
  • Valentines
  • Easter
  • Spring
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Donated 30 books for Read Across America event at Otis Orchards Elementary
  • Purchased Experiment Central for collection
  • Purchased District branded tablecloth and runner set for staff use in the community.
  • Refreshments
  • Staff Valentines cookies
  • Flying Crowbar program March 15th
  • Halloween treats
  • Staff Christmas “thank you” Breakfast
  • Donated funds
  • $200 for Reading Buddy books
  • $125 for Summer Reading
  • $50 for Spokane is Reading

Spokane Valley

  • Held three successful book sales
  • Maintained Little Free Libraries on Conklin Road and on Sprague Avenue
  • Sponsored three teen interns to work in The Studio
  • Honorarium to quilter Candy Huddleston for the Tree of Life Quilt
  • Generously provided funds for:
    • Hairstyle Basics supplies
    • 75th Anniversary Party refreshments
    • McDonald Elementary’ s Trunk-Or-Treat event
    • Increased the amount donated to programs for Summer Reading
    • Increased the amount donated to Spokane Is Reading
    • Second Saturday Art Walk refreshments