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Library mourns loss of Steve Albers

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Library Trustee and former Library Foundation President Steve Albers tragically died on July 27 with injuries from a biking accident. “Steve’s leadership was a positive force for the Library. He will be sorely missed,” said Neel Parikh, Pierce County Library Executive Director. Read more » Hr

Award for good stewardship of your money

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Your Library continues to take good care of your tax dollars. Pierce County Library System values its commitment to sound financial practices and planning. Your Library recently received recognition for being good stewards of taxpayers’ investments that pay the Library to serve your community. Read more »

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Donors rally to support Lakewood Library

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Pierce County Library Foundation recently asked donors who live in Lakewood to fund additions to the children’s and teens’ area. Our grateful thanks go to scores of loyal donors for helping to create great places for kids of every age to learn. If you are one of our generous donors – thank you! If you are interested in supporting learning at the Lakewood Library, find out how. Read more »

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Free e-books, audiobooks and songs

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Do you have a Kindle or other e-reader? You can download e-books for free with your Pierce County Library card. Like to listen to audiobooks while you drive or work in the yard? Choose from a wide variety of free downloadable audiobooks. Download and keep three free songs each week, also for free. Read more » Hr

2011 annual report to the community

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Your Library: connecting communities, learning opportunities, and enriching lives. In 2011, communities celebrated the opening of three libraries. Community support for the Library System included generous gifts via Friends of the Library and Pierce County Library Foundation. Read more »

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Kids and teens! summer reading for you

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Children, tweens and teens can boost reading skills, have fun earning prizes, and read down fines. Teens can take the Teen Summer Challenge with gamification: share experiences, earn badges, interact with friends, claim mastery of an activity group, and review books, music, movies and places. Read more »

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New way to bring books to children in low-income neighborhoods: Pierce County Library System stopping bookmobiles

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As of Aug. 31, 2012 Pierce County Library System’s Explorer Kids’ Bookmobile will stop serving schools and in mid-November the Library’s family bookmobiles and Explorer Kids’ Bookmobile will stop going to communities. This month the Library’s Board of Trustees agreed to a new way to bring books, movies, magazines and other items directly to children in Bethel, Clover Park and Franklin Pierce School Districts. Read more »

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Preparing for college

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Are you ready for college? Learn what your first choice school expects from you, discover what college admissions officers expect from high school applicants, and take practice tests to help prepare for your SAT test. Free workshops at Pierce County Libraries will help you be prepared for college. Read more »

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Check out baby and theme packets

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Pick up a baby packet or theme packet, filled with books especially chosen for reading aloud with your little ones. Baby packets also include a CD and a parenting resource. Choose among a wide variety of topics from airplanes to zoos. Read more »