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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…

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next

Tacoma Public Library is excited to offer two new award-winning eresources especially for students in grades PreK-5, PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next. PebbleGo makes learning fun by offering educational resources for grades PreK-2 on popular topics such as Animals (in English and Span…
Tacoma Public Library is excited to offer two new award-winning eresources especially for students in grades PreK-5, PebbleGo and PebbleGo …

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…

Borrowing History is Back! Borrowing History is Back!

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you were trying to remember the name of a book, movie or CD that you checked out? Maybe you want to recommend it to a friend or just get it again for yourself. Ah, but the title…just…eludes you. Well never fear, you can now ena…
Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you were trying to remember the name of a book, movie or CD that you checked out? Maybe…

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…

What is Summer Slide… What is Summer Slide and Why is it Important to Stop?

School is almost out for summer and for children around the country it means “No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks.” But for educators, librarians, and parents it also means many children will succumb to the Summer Slide. What is the Summer Slide you ask…
School is almost out for summer and for children around the country it means “No more pencils. No more books." But for educators, librar ...

Zinio: Magazines To Go Zinio: Magazines To Go

Do you love magazines? Then you’ll love our digital magazines with Zinio. Zinio is the world’s largest online newsstand and is free with your Tacoma Public Library card. Log on and get electronic access to over 70 popular magazines titles like National Geographic, Newsweek, The …
Do you love magazines? Then you’ll love our digital magazines with Zinio. Zinio is the world’s largest online newsstand and is free with yo…

Microsoft Certification Practice Exams Microsoft Certification Practice Exams

Tacoma Public Library is now a testing site for certification for Microsoft MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist). You can achieve certification in one of Microsoft’s popular software programs, to gain new opportunities in the job market and for professional goals you may have. Not …
Tacoma Public Library is now a testing site for certification for Microsoft MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist). You can achieve certificatio…

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

Summer Learning Adventure Kick-Off Party Summer Learning Adventure Kick-Off Party

Join Tacoma Public Library in celebrating the start of the 2017 Summer Learning Adventure with a kick-off party on Saturday, June 3rd from 1 - 2 pm. Stop by any branch to pick up your Summer Learning Logs and decorate a canvas bag to create your very own summer reading bag. Bags…
Join Tacoma Public Library in celebrating the start of the 2017 Summer Learning Adventure with a kick-off party on Saturday, June 3rd from …

Need a good read? We can help! Need a good read? eNewsletters can help!

Wondering what to read next?  Well, Tacoma Public Library can help!  Subscribe to our email newsletters and have book ideas sent right to your inbox. We have suggestions to cover all of your reading interests.  Whether you like Historical Fiction, Pop Culture, Nature & Science, …
Wondering what to read next?  Well, Tacoma Public Library can help!  Subscribe to our email newsletters and have book ideas sent right to y…

Be a hero. Save the world! Be a hero. Save the world!

A pandemic wiped out most of the world’s population in Station Eleven but could you have prevented it? Pandemic, the international award-winning board game, offers you a chance to save humanity and be a hero. It’s simple. All you have to do is keep four deadly diseases at bay wh…
A pandemic wiped out most of the world’s population in Station Eleven but could you have prevented it? Pandemic, the board game…

Station Eleven for Tacoma Reads 2016 Station Eleven for Tacoma Reads 2016

Station Eleven is Emily St. John Mandel's acclaimed novel about life after a viral flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the world's population. …
Station Eleven is Emily St. John Mandel's acclaimed novel about life after a viral flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the world's population. …

Community in Mourning Community in Mourning

Tacoma Public Library joins our community in mourning the loss of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his colleagues. For more information from the City of Tacoma about space to grieve and funeral procession …
Tacoma Public Library joins our community in mourning the loss of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, a 17-year veteran of the…
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