Meet South Hill Branch Manager Ellen Peters

If Spokane voters approve Measure 1, a library levy renewal, Ellen Peters may be putting in a few more hours at the South Hill branch, which will be open Sundays, as Shadle has been for three years. Peters, a former computer programmer, also heads up the East Side branch, where hours were expanded thanks to initiation of the library levy four years ago.

The South Hill branch hosts Prime Time Family Reading, in which families read books on topics like fairness, then discuss how the readings might have changed their ways of thinking.

The branch also works closely with the nearby Touchmark retirement community, sponsoring events like a recent calligraphy class, and a wine and chocolate reception on Valentine’s Day.

Libraries, Peters says, are bridges that connect patrons with the resources they want and need.

“This is a community that loves its libraries,” she says.

Spokane voters will have a chance to show that affection by supporting Measure 1 on the April 25 ballot. They first approved the levy in 2013, when hours were extended at several branches.

please vote “yes”. Thanks. 

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