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Pierce County Library System

Welcome 22,259 new library card holders

During Pierce County Library System’s eighth annual library card drive in October a total of 22,259 people got a free library card. Congratulations to Shayne Eustace of University Place, winner of an iPad mini, a gift from Pierce County Library Foundation. Read more 

Scout players can win an iPad

If you participate in Scout, you could win an iPad. For every Scout badge you earn, you get one entry into the grand prize drawing on Dec. 1. Start earning those badges now and you’ll increase your odds of winning the grand prize! Read more


Shop and give

Holiday gift-giving season is here. Amazon and Fred Meyer offer rewards programs that give back to charitable organizations. We hope Pierce County Library Foundation will be your choide as you shop till you drop. Read more »

Deciding on devices?

Does your holiday shopping list include an e-reader, phone, camera, tablet or other electronic device? Overwhelmed by the otions and looking for the best choices? Compare product information in Consumer Reports, for free with your library card. You will be a smart shopper!  Read more

Dec. 2 is Giving Tuesday

After Black Friday for stores, and Cyber Monday for online purchases, Giving Tuesday is a reminder not to forget your favorite charities during the holiday season. We hope you'll choose libraries and give to Pierce County Library Foundation. Read more

Librarians help you choose

How do you find kid-friendly apps that are useful, valuable and worth your time? Check out these apps recommended by Pierce County librarians for you and your children ages 2-6.  Read more

New look for senior care van

The library's senior outreach program has a new van for services to adult care facilities, thanks to a gift from the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation. The van’s whimsical design uses a quote from author Anna Quindlen, “Books are home.” Read more

You like us, we like you

In early November, an amazing 10,000 people have liked Pierce County Library's Facebook page. Just this week the page blew past 11,000 likes. Want to see what you're missing? Join the fun. Read more

Holiday happenings for all ages

Deck the halls with fun at free all-ages holiday events. Ring in the season with holiday concerts. Decorate a festive gingerbread house. Craft snow globes and ornaments for the tree. Find these events and many more on the calendar. Read more