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Spokane County Library District is the essential place to explore, learn, and create.
Covering 1,700 square miles with 10 full-service libraries serving more than 255,000 residents, Spokane County Library District is the largest public library system in Spokane County and one of the 10 largest in the State of Washington. SCLD holds a collection of approximately half a million items and is proud of our reputation for exceptional customer service and fiscal responsibility.
SCLD serves unincorporated Spokane County and the affiliated cities and towns of Cheney, Deer Park, Fairfield, Latah, Medical Lake, Millwood, Rockford, Spangle, Spokane Valley and Waverly (annexed to District); and Airway Heights (contracting with District).
SERVICE STATISTICS (FY 2012)
A dedicated property tax levy of 50˘ per $1,000 of assessed valuation in the unincorporated county and annexed municipalities accounts for more than 93% of annual funding. Remaining revenue is derived from contract fees, other fees and charges and interest earnings.
2012 revenue was $11,346,171. Property taxes and contract fees total $10,796,916. Other revenue was $549,255. Budget expenditures were $10,685,671 and the unassigned fund balance was $3,283,573.
Spokane County Library District is a municipal corporation established by voters in 1942 under provisions of RCW 27.12.040. An independent special purpose district, SCLD’s sole purpose is to provide public library services to the unincorporated county and affiliated municipalities. A five-member Board of Trustees appointed by Spokane County Commissioners governs the District. A Board-appointed library director serves as chief administrator.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Chair: Tim Hattenburg; Vice Chair: Daniel Davis