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Watch for the big announcement!

InlinePierce County Library System and The News Tribune will announce the 2012 Pierce County READS best-selling book and award-winning author this month! Watch for announcements and more information on the Libary's website and in other communications. KeyBank Foundation sponsors Pierce County READS, and many community partners participate in the program. Pierce County READS will run February 19-April 13. Read more » Hr

The legacy of a father’s love

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Years ago Ham Rideout was looking for a way to honor the memory of his daughter Danae, who died in a tragic climbing accident. Ham discovered Steilacoom Pierce County Library and it became his cause. On November 14, 2011 Ham passed away, leaving a legacy of giving to the Library. Read more »

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Creative expressions earn cash prizes

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Calling all Pierce County teenagers in 7th – 12th grade! Are you ready to get creative? You can earn cash prizes and see your work published in Pierce County Library System’s Teen Writing & Art Contest – Our Own Expressions. You have from now until Friday, March 2, to enter the contest on your own or with a team. Participation in the contest is free. Read more »

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Free e-books for your Kindle

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Download best-selling and classic e-books to your Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more, for free from Pierce County Library. You can also download e-books and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer, popular mobile devices such as a smartphone or MP3 player, and e-book readers including Nook or Sony Reader. Read more »

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Gather your group at the library

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Does your group or club need a free, handy place to meet? Book a library meeting room from your home or anywhere at anytime all online. Reserve a room up to three months in advance. Library meeting rooms are provided free for use by you and your groups as a public service. Read more »

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How do I...

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...get a library card, use the library catalog, know when my holds are ready? Find answers to your questions about our libraries, library cards, online services, computer support, downloads and more. Read more »

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Meet the author at Pierce County READS

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You can get an invitation to an exclusive donor reception and help the library at the same time. Donors to the Pierce County Library Foundation who make gifts totaling $250 or more will join us prior to the best-selling Pierce County READS author appearance, Friday, April 13. Plus, you’ll have a seat reserved for you at the public presentation. Read more »

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We're here to help

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Visit your Pierce County Library for free tax help. You can find print and online tax aides for preparing your tax returns. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide one-on-one tax consultations in some of our library meeting rooms on selected days during the months of February through April. Read more »

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Bring on the best books

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E-newsletter book lists offer you monthly email newsletters which feature reviews of selected books. You will find a wide variety of lists, with good reads for all ages. Pierce County Library provides this subscription service for free. Read more »

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Lily leads little ones toward literacy

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Would you like help finding good books for your little ones? Lily’s Quick Picks are books recommended by our staff, for children from birth to about seven years old. You can browse the catalog or look for Lily stickers on books in your library. Read more »

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