Tacoma Public Library hosts first annual Summer Reading Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 10 

Featuring live entertainment, games, and activities for all ages!

Summer Reading sponsors: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, opens a new windowIce Cream Social, opens a new windowMetro Parks Tacoma, opens a new windowMountain Mist Natural Spring Water, opens a new windowNarrows Plaza Bowl, opens a new window, St. Leo’s Food Connection, opens a new windowTeaching Toys and Books, opens a new windowToastmasters International, Washington State Fair, opens a new window  

Community booths: Metro Parks Tacoma, Tacoma Fire Department, Tahoma Audubon Society, Write253 

TACOMA, WASH— Tacoma Public Library invites community members of all ages to its first annual Summer Reading Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1—4 p.m. at 1102 Tacoma Avenue South in front of the Main Branch. The block party is free, open to the public, and will feature local performersgames, activities for all ages, community information booths, drone demonstrations and STEM educational activities, as well as an opportunity to have photo taken with Mayor Victoria Woodards.  

The Block Party will include a full lineup of local performers: 

  • Tacoma's premiere step team partners with Tacoma Public School District to implement social-emotional learning through the art of step and drill. 
  • The Tacoma Refugee Choir uses the power of music to help build a more welcoming community, foster unity, and spark meaningful action and dialogue. 
  • Seattle’s favorite festival performer comes with equipped with supplies to create an entertaining and immersive bubble experience for all ages.  

“The Summer Reading Block Party is a celebration for our local community,” stated Library Director Kate Larsen. “We’ve had a great turnout for our Summer Reading program and we look forward to culminating it with this fun, free, and family-friendly event.” 

More information on the Summer Reading Block Party and all other programs offered by Tacoma Public Library can be found at tacomalibrary.org 


 About Tacoma Public Library:  

The Tacoma Public Library serves the Tacoma, Washington, community with eight branches and year-round services and programming. Tacoma Public Library provides access to ideas and perspectives from around the world, and through innovative library services, stimulates the development of literacy, knowledge, wisdom, critical thought, and valuable interaction that yields positive experiences and a thriving community. 

Media Contact: 

Mariesa Bus, Public Information Officer | mbus@tacomalibrary.org | 253.292.2001 x1220