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Teens: badges, prizes and fun

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Teen Summer Challenge is way more than a summer reading program. Complete activities, earn badges, qualify for prizes, and share your experience with other teens through regular meet-ups. But hurry! Play is only open until Aug. 31. Read more » Hr

New books for seniors

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More large print titles, audiobooks, e-books and DVDs are on their way to seniors thanks to the support of the Ben B. Cheney Foundation, William Kilworth Foundation, Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation and the Dimmer Foundation. Read more »

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Free Scout tote bag

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Get a free book bag (while supplies last) when you register for Scout, the new interactive online library experience. Join an open community of readers, earn badges, qualify for prizes, and share your experience. Sign up for Scout today! Read more »

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Fizz! Boom! Summer reading events!

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Visit your Pierce County Library for free summer reading fun with Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Pacific Science Center and Tacoma Nature Center. Or try events such as mad scientist, bubble madness, Lego mindstorms, and exploring gold and fossils with rock-it science. Read more »

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'Father of University Place Library' remembered

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Al Sullivan, active library supporter even before there was a University Place Library, died on June 23. Al is known as the 'Father of University Place Library' because he promoted and successfully fundraised to establish a library in a town that had none. University Place’s first library opened July 4, 1963, thanks to Al’s tenacity. Read more » Hr

Bilingual tech help at Lakewood Library

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Stuck? Need more help? Drop in at Lakewood Library 3-5 p.m. on Wednesdays for answers to your questions about smartphones, tablets, e-books and e-readers,downloading movies, music and magazines, email and more. Help is available in English and Spanish. Read more »

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375 book club kits for your group

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Looking for great books and discussion ideas for your adult, kids or teen book group? Reserve and check out one of 375 book club kits with 15 copies of the same title, author information, reviews, discussion questions and helpful hints. Read more »

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Let's celebrate!

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The 2013-14 Annual Giving year ended with a bang! 1,333 donors contributed to the Pierce County Library Foundation with individual donations, sponsorships and grants. Gifts from a generous community help make our Pierce County libraries great! Read more »