Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Featured Event

Saturday, March 3, 2018: Annual Regional Braille Challenge

Students in grades 1-12 are invited to compete in a series of contests to test their skills in reading, spelling, speed, and accuracy. All contests in UEB format.

We will have a special guest - The Seattle South King Sluggers Beep Baseball Team!  A fun activity will get you up and moving during the day of testing. 

Lunch & snacks will be provided!

What's happening in Youth Services:



  • 2018 Regional Braille Challenge - March 3rd

    • Featuring a special interactive presentation by the Seattle South King Sluggers Beep Baseball Team
    • For more information, visit the Braille Insitiute's Webpage on the National Contest!


  • The University of Washington Reading & Dyslexia Research Program is looking for participants in a new study - Learn More

Outside the Library Programming

Let WTBBL come to you! The Youth Services Librarian is available to visit schools and education centers to present about the WTBBL service or related educational topics to both individual patrons and groups of students, parents, and school staff. Other educational topics include multisensory storytimes, presentations for accessible research resources for students, booktalks and book suggestions in alternative formats for classroom assignments, etc. Contact the Youth Services Librarian for more information.

Visit the Orrico Children’s Room at WTBBL

Open for children of all ages, our Orrico Children’s Room offers a space for children to explore, play, and of course, read! Recently renovated with new furniture and toys, the Orrico Children’s Room is a welcoming space for your child.  Featuring a variety of musical instruments, tactile toys, and both Braille and large-print books, this space supports children’s needs for learning and physical development!  Stop by during normal WTBBL hours and check out the space.


Visit our unique location in downtown Seattle and learn how we provide library service to the entire state! Additional programming is available. Tours are available for individuals and school groups with advance request. Please contact for more information.

For more information about Outreach Services at WTBBL visit Outreach and Tours.

In Search of a Good Book?

Check out our monthly Recommended Reads for Youth!

Make a Donation to support WTBBL

WTBBL's Youth Services Librarian is directly funded by donations from our generous donors. The support given to the library throughout the year makes all youth programming possible. To learn more about other ways donations are used, read our Annual Report.