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Thank you for making the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge such a success. Check back next year for more summer reading fun!

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Summer Reading Survey Summer Reading Survey

3,780 kids, teens, and adults participated in the Summer Reading Challenge this year, but we need your help to improve the program for next year. Please take a minute to complete our short survey. Your feedback is important to us.
3,780 kids, teens, and adults participated in the Summer Reading Challenge this year, but we need your help to improve the program for next…
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It Takes A Community It Takes A Community

By TacomaLibrary
Kids laughed. Lots. Cheered. Hugged their favorite literary characters. Oohed and aahed over real life princesses (the Daffodil variety). Happily made one-of-a-kind buttons. Ran from zoo exhibit to exhibit petting stingrays, grooming goats, and getting up close with bugs! It was…
Kids laughed. Lots. Cheered. Hugged their favorite literary characters. Oohed and aahed over real life princesses (the Daffodil variety). H…
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Summer Reading Wrap up Summer Reading Wrap up

By TacomaLibrary
Summer has come to an end and with it comes the conclusion of Tacoma Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s summer reading challenge.  We had over 3,780 children, teens and adults sign up this year and they read for a cumulati…
Summer has come to an end and with it comes the conclusion of Tacoma Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge. Thanks to everyone who partic…
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It's Not Too Late to Join! It's Not Too Late to Join!

By TacomaLibrary_Kids
The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway but it's not too late to join! The program ends on Saturday, August 6. Kids who record five hours of reading will earn: -a book of their choosing (or a comic book bundle) -two tic…
The Summer Reading Challenge is well underway but it's not too late to join! The program ends on Saturday, August 6. Kids who record five ho…
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We've got your next summer read here! We've got your next summer read here!

Looking for a good book to read this summer? Tacoma Library staff have book recommendations for all ages. Check out these great titles at...
Looking for a good book to read this summer? Tacoma Library staff have book recommendations for all ages. Check out these great titles at your local branch.
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Atomic Comicon 2016 - The Best Free Comi… Atomic Comicon 2016 - The Best Free Comicon in Tacoma!

By TacomaLibrary_Main
There’s something for everyone at this epic convention.  It takes over two floors of Tacoma Public Library’s huge Main Branch and features activities for every age. Adults, teens, kids, everyone will find something up their alley. What’s happening at the 2016 Convention? Panels …
There’s something for everyone at this epic convention.  It takes over two floors of Tacoma Public Library’s huge Main Branch and features …
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Exercise Your Mind. Run! Exercise Your Mind. Run!

By TacomaLibrary_Main
Every journey begins with the first step, even if that step is away from the sofa! In the spirit of our Summer Reading Challenge – Exercise Your Mind – Read, Tacoma Public Library will help you take that step to begin exercising your mind and body. In just nine weeks, we’ll help…
Every journey begins with the first step, even if that step is away from the sofa! In the spirit of our Summer Reading Challenge – Exercise…
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Summer Reading Matters! Summer Reading Matters!

Why are summer reading programs important for children? Research has shown that kids experience learning loss over the summer and reading just 5 books over the summer can prevent it. Letting kids select their own books encourages summer reading and at Tacoma Public Library we ha…
Why are summer reading programs important for children? Research has shown that kids experience learning loss over the summer and reading j…
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Historic Walking Tours Historic Walking Tours

Tacoma Library’s Northwest Room will offer two walking tours this summer. The first will be in the Old Brewery District on Saturday, June 26, 2016. The second tour is on Saturday, July 9, 2016 and will be in the Old City Hall District. Spend a pleasant two hours learning the his…
Tacoma Library’s Northwest Room will offer two walking tours this summer. The first will be in the Old Brewery District on Saturday June 25…
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Summer Reading Challenge is Coming! Summer Reading Challenge is Coming!

The Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults will run from June 11th - August 6th. Registration information, participation guidelines, and information about fun activities for all ages will be posted on our Summer Reading Challenge page as soon as possible. Please che…
The Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults will run from June 11th - August 6th. Registration information, participation guide…
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