Libraries Transform Communities

Tacoma Public Library is hosting the first of several conversations with people from our community (YOU). Each one is a chance for us to better understand people’s aspirations for our community, the concerns you have and what you believe might make a difference in strengthening the community.  We’ll take what we learn from these conversations and use…
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Erroneous CPR and BLS Classes

It has come to our attention that our meeting spaces have been erroneously listed as the location for CPR or BLS classes through the Omni-Safety Institute. These classes are not taking place in any Tacoma Public Library branches. Please contact the library for more information if you have signed up for these classes…
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New hold slip format

Beginning January 2, 2018, Tacoma Public Library will use a new format for hold slips. The new format is: First four letters of last name First three letters of first name Last four numbers of patron barcode So, Sherlock Holmes’ hold slip would look like: HOLM SHE  1234 This format is similar to those used…
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All Staff Training Day

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm, all branches of Tacoma Public Library will be closed for in-depth staff trainings. These trainings provide public servants with necessary skills geared towards ensuring quality service from all facets of the library. Tacoma Library thanks you for your patience during this system wide closure. We look…
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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 years. Learn more. We, at Tacoma Public Library, hope this…
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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, the city's community wide reading program, now in its 15th year. Copies of Hunger are currently available at all…
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