Join SNAP and Spokane Public Library for an interactive experience to better understand the challenges many of our neighbors face every day.
Join SNAP and Spokane Public Library for this impactful and eye-opening event as part of Community Action Month! Participants will get a sense of what it is like to work and live paycheck to paycheck.
You will be assigned a role in a family or as a service provider to navigate a month’s worth of challenges and situations that ALICE families might find themselves in - like not being able to pay for rent and food or figuring out transportation if their vehicle dies. Check-in is at 2:15pm.
What is ALICE?
ALICE stands for Asset-limited, Income-constrained, Employed. The roles in this simulation mimic many realities SNAP clients face, and these ALICE families are still not the most vulnerable in our community.
What you’ll leave with:
We hope participants will better understand the reality for those living in poverty and how SNAP helps address these issues and helps our neighbors.
By attending library programs, you are agreeing to potentially appear in photos/videos taken at our locations that may be used in promotional materials including social media.
We strive to make events welcoming for people of all abilities. To request accommodations, call the library at 509-444-5308.
AGE GROUP: | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Social Services | Learning & Lectures |
|Mon, Jun 05||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||9:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||12:00PM to 4:00PM|
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
66 public computer stations
MEETING & STUDY ROOMS
300 person capacity nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall (pronounced: inn-whi-whi-ettk, a Salish word meaning Life in the Water)
256 capacity combined event space on the 1st floor
34 person capacity maker studio
2 conference rooms
2 reservable co-working spaces in the Business Lab
5 study rooms
Media Studios – production studio, recording studio, and video studio
Friends of the Library used book store
New Leaf Café
Business Lab with Bloomberg Terminal & Coworking Space
Computer Lab (Faxing, copying, scanning, printing)
Inland Northwest Special Collections
Shimmer (public art) by John Rogers
River Rumpus Children’s Playspace