Youth Services Events

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 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

Drawing of a rock band made up of four teens playing on a stage of giant stacked books.


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 or 206-615-1253. 

Drawing of a heart with wings over book shelves, with banner reading "Libraries Rock"

Check out what we've got in store! Events at WTBBL SRP2018.pdf

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.

multisensory storytime poster.pdf



Past Events

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  

‚ÄčYouth Patron Erfan pets a rescue dog - a double merle Australian shepherd who is deaf - surrounded by other guests at the Special Pet Meet & Greet Event on May 5, 2018.  Emerald City Pet Rescue representative Bethany Black delivers a presentation about the care and rescue of animals with special needs to guests at the Special Pet Meet & Greet Event on May 5, 2018.  

Youth patrons enjoyed playing with a double merle Australian Shepherd, a deaf dog from Emerald City Pet Rescue at the Special Pet Meet & Greet Event on May 5, 2018.   WTBBL Assistant Manager Alycia cuddles a rescue Chihuahua at the Special Pet Meet & Greet Event on May 5, 2018.

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! 

Kevin Daniel of the Seattle South King Sluggers helps a student at bat.  Our Highest Score Overall winner working hard on her Speed & Accuracy test.

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! Two children explore "snow" made of corn starch and shaving cream.

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 or call (206) 615-1253. 


Parent-Infant Playgroups

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 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 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 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!

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)