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Meet award-winning Pierce County READS author Jamie Ford

InlineJamie Ford, author of the Pierce County READS selected book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” has won numerous awards for his writing. "Hotel," Ford’s first novel, soared to a New York Times best seller. He will speak and sign books during free events at Pierce College Puyallup and Clover Park Technical College on April 13. Read more » Hr

A great match

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“Our involvement with Pierce County READS is a great match,” said Steve Maxwell, president, South Puget Sound District of KeyBank. “Reading is a great tool, a great skill and a great cause to be aligned with because it is central to KeyBank strategic priorities.” 2012 marks the fifth year that Pierce County Library has proudly recognized KeyBank and Foundation as the Pierce County READS corporate sponsor. Read more »

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Journalist's book sheds light on
Ted Bundy mystery

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Was Ted Bundy’s first victim eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr, who disappeared from a Tacoma neighborhood in 1961? Read the story of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating cold cases in “Ted and Ann: The Mystery of a Missing Child and Her Neighbor Ted Bundy.” Author and award-winning journalist Rebecca Morris will talk and sign books at three Pierce County Libraries. Read more »

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Proud Donor Card!

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When you make a gift of $50 or more to Pierce County Library Foundation in support of library programs, the Foundation will send you a Proud Donor library card. Every time you use this special card to check out books, DVDS, CDs and more, you show others that you value the Library – and give Library staff the opportunity to say thank you. Read more »

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Check out a pass for free admission to Pierce County museums

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With a Pierce County Library card, you can check out free passes to visit the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and Washington State History Museum. The museums, Pierce County Library, Tacoma Public Library and Puyallup Public Library have formed a cooperative partnership to provide you with access to these passes. Read more »

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Resources for military families

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With approximately 100,000 military personnel and families living in the Pierce County area, Pierce County Library System continues to endeavor to provide services and features of benefit and value to soldiers and their families. The Library System has created a website focused on the Library’s services of most value to military personnel and their families. Read more »

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Discover your school's Accelerated Reader books

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Many of the 13 school districts in the Library’s service area offer the Accelerated Reader program. Students earn points at school by reading and taking tests about pre-selected books. Search your school's list, reserve your books in the library catalog and check them out at your Pierce County Library. Read more »

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