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Hunger selected for Tacoma Reads 2017 Hunger selected for Tacoma Reads 2017

Hunger is Roxane Gay's powerful memoir discussing the effects of trauma on self-image and weight, and exploring the author’s experience interacting with societal expectations around a woman’s appearance. The title is Mayor Marilyn Strickland’s selection for Tacoma Reads 2017, …
Hunger is Roxane Gay's powerful memoir discussing the effects of trauma on self-image and weight, and exploring the author’s experience int…

Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival R… Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival R…

“The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that tell the entire stories of New…
“The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that tell the entire stories of New…

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…

Collaboration Success Story Collaboration Success Story

Science and Math Institute (SAMI) Librarian Indie Berg was determined that her students understand and enjoy the benefits of a library. How? You might ask?  Why by packing them all up, and visiting Tacoma Public Library!Since SAMI does not have its own library her goal was that …
Science and Math Institute (SAMI) Librarian Indie Berg was determined that her students understand and enjoy the benefits of a library. How…

SelfCheck Machines are Here! SelfCheck Machines are Here!

Starting August 29th, Tacoma Public Library is making it easier for you to get in and get out quickly with the installation of SelfCheck machines at every branch.  Intended to increase efficiency, 30 new SelfCheck machines have been added as part of a system-wide improvement pla…
Starting August 29th, Tacoma Public Library is making it easier for you to get in and get out quickly with the installation of SelfCheck ma…

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…

Visit Tacoma Museums for Free Visit Tacoma Museums for Free

Play tourist in your own town and visit one of Tacoma's world-class museums for free this summer. The library has passes to the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Museum of Glass. All passes circulate for 1 week and make the perfect family activity. Check on…
Play tourist in your own town and visit one of Tacoma's world-class museums for free this summer. The library has passes to the Washington …

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…

Improving Service at Tacoma Public Libra… Improving Service at Tacoma Public Library

Tacoma Public Library is always looking for ways to improve service to our patrons. In fact, you may have noticed some recent improvements such as: • Making getting a library card easier through an online application process for an eCard • eCards providing immediate access to ou…
Tacoma Public Library is always looking for ways to improve service to our patrons. In fact, you may have noticed some recent improvements …

Zinio eMagazines Reborn as RBDigital Zinio eMagazines Reborn as RBDigital

Tacoma Public Library's digital magazine service will be relaunched with an all new app available in the app stores on June 27, 2017. Existing users of the Zinio for Libraries app will need to install the new and improved RBdigital app. All of your checkouts and history will tra…
Tacoma Public Library's digital magazine service will be relaunched with an all new app available in the app stores on June 27, 2017. Exist…

Blind Date With A Book Is Back...Again! Blind Date With A Book Is Back...Again!

Stop by any Tacoma Public Library and “Build a Better World” with extraordinary armchair travel and go where few have gone before. Enjoy intriguing fiction written by fascinating people.  But don’t forget that this year’s theme is “Build a Better World. “ So be prepared for thos…
Stop by any Tacoma Public Library and “Build a Better World” with extraordinary armchair travel and go where few have gone before. Enjoy in…

Tacoma Library Welcomes TPS Educators to… Tacoma Library Welcomes TPS Educators to the Pathway Partnership

Through this new phase of the Pathway Partnership, Tacoma Public School (TPS) educators may access premium public library resources with their employee ID. Educators share this privilege with their students, who have been able to use their school ID as a library card for four ye…
Through this new phase of the Pathway Partnership, Tacoma Public School (TPS) educators may access premium public library resources with th…

Pathway Partnership - Breaking News Upda… Pathway Partnership - Breaking News Update

Hello, Tacoma Public School Students! Your Tacoma Public Library Pathway account, which allows you to use your school ID to check out books and CDs and to access computers, will be unavailable from Saturday, September 2nd, to Friday, September 15th, for scheduled maintenance. Du…
Hello, Tacoma Public School Students! Your Tacoma Public Library Pathway account, which allows you to use your school ID to check out books…

TPS Back To School Supply Lists For Ever… TPS Back To School Supply Lists For Everybody

Tacoma Public Library hopes a central location for all Tacoma Public School’s supply lists will start the school year off right! Click on your school below to find your list.  Please check with your school to for any extra material or fee. Arlington Elementary Baker Middle Schoo…
Tacoma Public Library hopes a central location for all Tacoma Public School’s supply lists will start the school year off right! Click on y…

eBooks and Comics now in Hoopla! eBooks and Comics now in Hoopla!

We already love Hoopla for its streaming movies, music and audiobooks - but now you can borrow eBooks and Comics, too! Hoopla never has any…
We already love Hoopla for its streaming movies, music and audiobooks - but now you can borrow eBooks and Comics, too! Hoopla never has any…

Blind Date With a Book Is Back! Blind Date With a Book Is Back!

This summer, stop by Tacoma Public Library from June 14th - July 30th and “Exercise your mind”. Try intriguing fiction, extraordinary cooking, alternative history or fascinating people. Blind Date With a Book IS BACK! Visit your local branch and pick-up your “Blind Date!”
This summer, stop by Tacoma Public Library from June 14th - July 30th and “Exercise your mind”. Try intriguing fiction, extraordinary cookin
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