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Pierce County Library System

Make a splash with new tech skills

Make a splash in the workplace and at home with new marketable technology skills. Dive into more than 250 Microsoft IT Academy training courses for free with your library card. Take self-paced, self-directed online classes with hands-on practice to improve your computer skills and become more proficient with Microsoft applications.  Read more 

Staff picks: best of of 2014

Looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas? Stacking books to curl up with on rainy days and long winter nights? Try some of these favorite books of 2014 for adults and kids recommended by librarians from Pierce County Library. Find these books and more in the library catalog.  Read more 


Give a child a book this season

“Pay It Forward” this holiday season by giving a child a book of their own. With every gift to the 2014-15 Annual Giving Campaign, we’ll give an at-risk child a book they can keep. Inside, there’s a message of encouragement from you! Find out how. Read more 

Your holiday soundtrack

Download or stream free holiday music with your library card. Brighten the season by listening to carols, sing-alongs, instrumental works, pop and country soloists, nostalgic numbers, world music, children's favorites and more.  Read more 

Honor a loved one with your gift

Looking for the perfect gift for a library lover who has everything? Celebrate friends and family by making a tribute gift in their honor to Pierce County Library Foundation. A holiday card will be sent to their home. No shopping or wrapping required, and it's tax deductible. Read more 

ELF child-safe browser

How can you help your child have the best possible online experience? From the library's website, you can download the ELF child-safe browser. You and your child will find educational sites appropriate for ages 2-10 that are fun, safe and minimally commercial.  Read more 

Download winter magazines for free

Your library card gives you access to free downloads of popular magazines that you can keep. Try out new cookie recipes, craft a homemade wreath, knit a cozy sweater, find ideas for great inexpensive gifts, learn holiday jokes and stories to tell, relax with a touching tale. The list is endless. Read more 

Travel light with e-books and audiobooks

Heading over the river and through the woods for the holidays? Keep up with your reading while you keep your luggage light. Download e-books and audiobooks for free from Pierce County Library. Happy reading on the road! Read more 

Refer a friend, reap rewards

Are you the charismatic ruler of a small nation…of potential Scout users? Then we’d like to talk to you about bringing Scout some new faces! Earn limited-time-only badges and extra prizes just for enticing your friends to sign up for Scout, from now until Dec. 19, 2014. Read more