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56 free events & a writing contest

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See yourself as a writer, hiker or artist? Enter the Flash Fiction (Or Not) writing contest and participate in 56 free Pierce County READS events based on themes from "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed. Discover the outdoors, meet local authors, create through book art, photography and more. Read more »

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Safeco goes “On the Road with Summer Reading”

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Thanks to a $10,000 grant from Safeco, more children will benefit from the library’s Summer Explorer program. Many children in low-income neighborhoods are not able to visit a library – so Pierce County Library “goes on the road!” Read more »

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Recommended apps for digital kids

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How do you find 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 » Hr

Learn about becoming a citizen

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Are you a permanent resident thinking about becoming a citizen? Prepare for the citizenship exam with free classes and resources. Study U.S. history, government and rights and responsibilities of citizens, while improving your English at the same time. Read more »

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Foundation welcomes 355 new donors

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Donations from individuals are the cornerstone of the Library Foundation’s Annual Giving Fund. That’s why we are thrilled to welcome 355 first-time donors to our growing circle of library supporters. Thank you for helping to make our libraries great! Read more »

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Authors and storytellers at your library

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Storytellers weave their spellbinding magic by telling tales. Authors express themselves and share ideas by writing books we read and enjoy. Coming soon to the library: Authors Peg Kehret and Maggie Lenox, storytellers Margaret Read MacDonald and Jeeva Raghunath. Find these and other events on the calendar. Read more »

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It's your lucky day!

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Evey time you visit a Pierce County Library can be your lucky day. Look for special Lucky Day areas to find best-sellers waiting for you. Each book has a Lucky Day sticker. Choose your favorites, check them out and take them with you. Read more »