Ten Reasons Why a Library Card is the Perfect Fall Accessory!

Fall is here! As you collect your scarves, hats, gloves, and cardigans, don't forget the most perfect fall accessory of all: your Tacoma Public Library card

Here are ten reasons why a library card is the perfect accompaniment for any fall ensemble:

  1. Rainy days call for curling up with a book or 100! Borrow either a physical book, eBook, or AudioBook for your reading pleasure. Your (physical) TPL card has a lending limit of 100 items, so you'll never run out of options.
  2. Fall foliage is beautiful. Get outside and peep some leaves with a Discover Pass from your library! A Discover Pass grants you free access to millions of acres of state parks and natural areas.
  3. If fall means Back to School for you or your family, make sure to utilize our eResources that support homework, research, and learning. Some of our most popular tools are HelpNow! for homework, Scholastic Teachables for printable K-12 activities, and Gale databases for scholarly research.
  4. Do you listen to podcasts? Have you ever thought about recording your own? Fall is the perfect time to try! Check out a Podcast Kit with everything you need to get started.
  5. Be a tourist in your own town! You can see local sites for free by checking out a museums and attractions pass from your library. 
  6. Make friends, explore new hobbies, and learn something new at a library program! TPL's friendly staff host a variety of arts and crafts workshops, classes, presentations, storytimes, and more. Check out our events calendar to see what's coming up! 
  7. Feeling like being cozy on the couch? Make popcorn at home and stream a movie or TV series by using your kanopy account, free with your TPL card!
  8. Local history is always in season in the Northwest Room archives and collections. Explore regional history and utilize genealogy databases using your TPL card.
  9. Put together a fall playlist with free music downloads or listen to an Audiobook with your hoopla account (free with your library card).
  10. Discover your true falling–er, calling–and polish your resume by accessing free career eResources, always available online with your TPL card!

Getting a library card adds so much value to your life, all year round. Sign up today for a library card. We know you'll fall for all the great things you can access, check out, discover, create, experience, and achieve with Tacoma Public Library!