SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Public Libraries will reopen Monday with heightened security following threats made over the weekend.
Libraries that were open on Saturday and Sunday were closed due to threats.
In a post on Facebook Saturday, Spokane Public Libraries said that they received concerning threats overnight from social media. After receiving those threats the decision was made to close all the libraries out of an abundance of caution. Spokane police said the threats of violence were made toward an unidentified library location.
Police are investigating the threats and the library said the decision to close was an effort to keep staff and the public safe.