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Pierce County Library System

Readers Relate to Ruth Reichl

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800 people turned out to hear the 2010 Pierce County READS author, Ruth Reichl, talk about “Garlic and Sapphires,” the 2010 Pierce County READS book at Clover Park Technical College, in Lakewood, Saturday, March 27. The event celebrated everyone in Pierce County who read the same book and came together as a community for Pierce County READS. Read more >>

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Library Director Wins National Award

The American Library Association (ALA) gave its top award for service to children to Neel Parikh, executive director, of Pierce County Library System. ALA named Parikh the 2010 winner of the Sullivan Award for the Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children. Read more >>

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Download Audiobooks to Your iPad

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Listen to downloaded audiobooks on your iPad, and on many other mobile devices, for free with your Pierce County Library card. The Library also offers many downloadable e-books. Search for your favorites or find new titles among children's classics, teen stories, novels, books about business and careers, and more. Download and enjoy! Read more >>

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Busiest Year Ever at Pierce County Library

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People joined up, visited, checked out, and logged on at Pierce County Library in record numbers in 2009, making more than 2.5 million visits to a library, and increasing visits to the Web site by 65%. Library visitors got help finding jobs and improving computer skills, participated in events, and checked out best-sellers and DVDs at their Pierce County Library. Read more >>

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Check out Free Museum Passes

With your Pierce County Library card, check out free passes to visit Children's Museum of Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum. Read more >>