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The First Lady Presented National Medal to Pierce County Library System

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First Lady Michelle Obama presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Pierce County Library System in a White House ceremony on Wednesday, May 8. Community member Jo Cruz and Pierce County Library System Executive Director Neel Parikh accepted the award. Thank you for your support that has helped the Library System receive the nation’s highest honor recognizing museums and libraries for service to community. Read more »

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Win a fabulous fondue dinner for four!

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Thanks to our friends at The Melting Pot in Tacoma, you could win a four-course fondue dinner for four just by completing a brief online survey. Pierce County Library Foundation wants to know your opinion on which types of library programs to support. Read more »

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Launch into literacy

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Celebrate children, books and learning during a free event at Lakewood Pierce County Library, Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Share in the dedication of the Steve Albers Early Learners area. Read stories with Daffodil Princesses. Sign up for a library card. Meet Lily the Ladybug Librarian. Laugh and learn with Louie Foxx's One Man Side Show: an event full of magic, comedy and audience participation. Read more »

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More blocks for libraries

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Five more – bringing the total number to 12 – libraries will introduce the new and exciting block play parties for early learners, thanks to a grant from The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation. Parents and care providers: be watching for block parties coming to Pierce County Libraries in Bonney Lake, Buckley, Graham, Milton and Summit. Read more »

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Pierce County Library System Librarian earns national award

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You and thousands of children, parents and child care providers throughout Pierce County know Susan Anderson-Newham, early learning supervising librarian at the Library System, is amazing. Now Library Journal has made it official by naming her a Mover & Shaker, a highly sought and prestigious award that recognizes emerging library leaders from around the world. Read more »

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Teens’ talents dazzle in Pierce County Library’s writing and art contest

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Talented teenage artists and writers demonstrated their creative skills through original poetry, short story, drawing and photography in Pierce County Library System’s Teen Writing & Art Contest – Our Own Expressions. The winners will showcase their work at a free public event at Pacific Lutheran University’s Lagerquist Concert Hall, on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. Read more »

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You made the camera smile on Library Snapshot Day

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Thank you for participating in Library Snapshot Day – whether you got your first library card or came to the library for the thousandth time. A total of 96,485 people visited Pierce County Libraries and checked out 260,820 books, DVDs and other materials during Library Snapshot Day 2013! See photos on the Library's Flickr page. Read more »

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