TPL launches Our Community Adventure learning program for ages zero to five!

TPL has partnered with PCLS and Puyallup Library to launch a new program called "Our Community Adventure." This is a fun, new tool that combines learning with elements of a community scavenger hunt. Our Community Adventure features a game board and activities for families with young children to connect with each other and their community…
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TPS Pathway Card Downtime

Attention, Tacoma Public Schools students, parents, and teachers! The Pathway Card program that gives students access to Tacoma Public Library materials with their TPS ID cards will be down for maintenance starting on Saturday, Aug. 31, and restored in mid-September! Stay tuned for more announcements about the Pathway program, and have a great first day of school…
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Election Points of Assistance

The Pierce County Library System, Tacoma Public Library, and the Puyallup Public Library have volunteered to be Points of Assistance on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Election Day. That's 27 library branches! If you are unable to reach your Voting Center today, visit a library. These libraries have volunteered to function as conduits for voter services. They'll…
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Why are some libraries closed the day before or after a holiday?

Due to the Library's regular service days (Tuesday-Saturday) and certain contractual commitments, libraries are closed either the day following or the day preceding an observed holiday when that holiday falls on a day when the libraries are regularly not open. The library has neither sufficient staffing, nor the budget dollars to pay overtime, that would…
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New Bookdrops!

New bookdrops are active at all library locations. These "smart" drops will check-in your books automatically upon deposit. No more waiting for items to be removed from your account on days when the library is closed. This improvement is just one of the ways we hope to serve you, our patrons, better…
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Now Open Sundays!

Three Tacoma Public Library branches, Moore, Wheelock, and Kobetich are now open six days per week during the public school year, holiday weeks excluded. The Moore and Wheelock branches are the system's "regional" libraries and busiest locations, while Kobetich geographically triangulates library services that are available in Tacoma on Sundays. All three locations are open…
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South Tacoma Branch Grand Re-opening

You’re invited! Join us Saturday, December 1, for a day-long celebration of the grand re-opening of the South Tacoma branch of the Tacoma Public Library. 9:45 am Ribbon Cutting with the Tacoma Public Library Board of Trustees 10 am – noon Daffodil Princesses storytime and crafts Noon – 2 pm Special Effects photo booth 2…
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