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 plan supported by funds from the city.  In addition, each location…
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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 one out with your library card and get…
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Stuff the Bus for Tacoma Kids

It's that time of year again…time to “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies! Every year Tacoma Library Staff works with Communities in Schools to collect supplies for children in need for the coming school year. This year, we invite you, our community members, to participate as well.  Their goal this year is to provide basic…
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Importance of Reading over the Summer

Summer Reading Loss occurs when children learning to read, take a protracted break from regular reading. Upon returning to school, Children who read in the summer have increased reading skills while children who do not lose as much as three months of reading skills. These summer readers immediately start back to school building upon their…
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