Upcoming Event Details
June 30, 2018 2-4pm - Calling all Musicians!
Join us at the Summer Reading Kick-Off party for music by and for our local artist/patrons! Games, prizes, food, and sweet tunes will make for an exciting afternoon. If you'd like to be part of the set-list, please contact Erin at email@example.com or 206-615-1253 as soon as possible. Musicians young and old are welcome to perform, and all youth patrons are invited to attend with their families. srp kick-off 2018
Summer Reading 2018 - Libraries Rock!
Join us for a rockin' Summer program, kicking off on June 30th and wrapping up September 1st. This year we will be sending out reading lists, STEAM kits, and hosting tons of events with community partners! Stay tuned for information on how to participate and updates on event schedules. Registration is open now. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin Groth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-615-1253.
Ongoing: WTBBL Multisensory Storytimes
Multisensory Storytime is back! Join us every Friday at 11 AM at WTBBL. All children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
Come laugh, read, sing, dance, and play! All storytimes are held in the WTBBL Meeting Room at 2021 9th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121. Free parking is available in the attached WTBBL garage. A short craft will follow each storytime.
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May 5, 2018 - Special Pet Meet & Greet
- Emerald City Pet Rescue brought some furry friends to WTBBL! Families learned about animals with disabilities, assistive technology for pets, and met some wiggly pups. Guests made no-bake dog treats and miniature doggy wheelchairs following the very exciting event. SpecialPetFlyer.pdf
2018 Braille Challenge
It was another awesome Challenge day for our Braille readers and writers on March 3rd! Students from 1st-12th grade participated in the regional contest sponsored by The Braille Institute. We let off some steam with an exciting presentation by the Seattle South King Sluggers Beep Baseball Team!
Welcome Winter @ WTBBL
On January 6th we had an amazing time exploring an igloo made of recycled Braille, getting messy with wintery STEM activities, and eating cold-weather snacks!
Fall 2017 Pen Pal Program
We have finished another installment of the Pen Pal Program, with students from all over Washington matched by reading grade level and medium (UEB or large print). Letters were forwarded to WTBBL, then sent on to pals. Stay tuned for news on our next Pen Pal Program, coming later in 2018! For information on how to register, please email Erin at email@example.com or call (206) 615-1253.
Families and their young children who are blind or visually impaired were invited to attend "PIP" Playgroups each 2nd Monday of the month at 11 AM. Playgroups were presented by King County B-3 Vision Services and will have activities to explore learning without vision. For more information, contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 615-1253.
2017 Washington Braille Challenge
The 2017 Washington Braille Challenge was held on Saturday, February 18 from 9 AM - 4 PM at WTBBL. The Braille Challenge is an academic competition for students in grades 1-12 that encourages braille literacy in a fun and competitive environment. The 2018 Challenge will be held in March. For more information, contact Erin at email@example.com or (206) 615-1253.
Challenge Air Fly Day
We had such a fun day of airplane rides and activities on Saturday, July 23, 2017 at the Paine Field Airport! This event was open to all youth with disabilities under the age of 18, with a parent or guardian present.
Dog Day at WTBBL
On Sunday, May 1, 2017 from 2-4 PM, WTBBL held quite the special event. "For Your Eyes Only", a Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Club, presented about the guide dog lifestyle and the Canine Buddy Program.
Youth had the chance to interact with guide dog puppies and working guides! Refreshments, crafts, and games were available. This event was open to all youth 18 and under and their families.
Teen Tech Week Adapted Gaming Lab
Thanks to the generosity of YALSA and Best Buy, WTBBL was able to host a drop-in gaming lab for teens ages 13-18 on Saturday, March 12, 2017. We had so much fun will braille board games, braille card games, giant jenga, Legos, audio games, and more! For more information about the Adapted Gaming Lab, please contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 615-1253.
2014 Experience Art Competition, Exhibition, & Reception
WTBBL invited all youth patrons to create a work of art for entry into the WTBBL Art Competition and Exhibition! We had art of multiple styles and sizes, from our talented patrons age 5-18. All entries were showcased in a special gallery at the library, and all participants received a recognition prize. Special Awards included the Director’s Award and Audience Favorite!