ABOUT OUR COLLECTION

Spark Central’s library collection is made up of items available to be checked out including books, journals, self-published zines and DVDs. We also have items for in-center use, including software, robotics kits, educational toys and programming tools. All patrons are provided free access to our collection, which supports our broader mission by providing both the information and the inspiration people of all ages need to launch into creative pursuits.  

All items are curated by a team of Spokane’s most engaged and interesting thinkers according to item type and genre: software, educational toys and games, fiction, poetry, and the rest. With a commitment to local works, our curatorial team helps shorten the distance between great creative work and a curious mind looking for something new to read or do in a sea of options.

By asking creative people what they are reading and watching or what software they’re using, we’re building a bank of local, specialized knowledge that can ignite the creative, innovative, imaginative ideas waiting to leave the station and launch into the world!

MAKER COLLECTION

Become a member to check out any of these resources to use within our center.

OUR LIBRARY COLLECTION

Become a member to borrow any of our curated collection of books, featuring local authors, local zines, and a great graphic novel and children's section. We also have a wide range of popular fiction, non-fiction, and DVDs.

DONATION & CURATION

A note: We do not accept unsolicited donations due to our targeted focus and our small physical space. However, if you have books, magazines, or equipment that fit the following criteria that you’d like to donate, contact our librarian and we will gladly add what we can to the collection!

We prioritize the following in our collection:

  • Local Writers & Content
  • Maker’s Resources (that help people learn to do something specific)
  • Popular Children’s and Young Adult books
  • Graphic Novels and other genre-bending works
  • Books about creative innovators
  • Toys and games that teach a skill or encourage imagination