Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Featured Events

Saturday, July 14th 5:30-8pm

Harry Potter Party! Live music from Tonks & the Aurors, trivia, games, and more! This event is geared toward teens and tweens. 

RSVP to Erin at

All are welcome! 


Saturday, July 28th    1-3pm

Dig In! Mini Museum from Burke. Explore real fossils, rocks, and gems!

Children age 5-18 and their families are welcome to attend!  


WTBBL is a proud member of the Blind Youth Consortium, a group of organizations working together  for the good of children with visual impairments. 

What's happening in Youth Services:

  • ROCK THE STACKS! Join us for a Harry Potter Party of Yule Ball proportions, Saturday July 14th from 5:30-8pm. There will be trivia, games, food, and a live performance by the fantastic fantasy band Tonks & the Aurors!

  Drawing of an owl wearing glasses, a large yellow lightning bolt in the background. Words say "Rock the Stacks at WTBBL - a 2018 Summer Reading Event"

Summer Reading Spotlight

Each week our Summer Readers receive a packet full of activities, projects, and materials to create something awesome. One of our patrons, Autumn, used her Week 1 Teen packet to make this amazing CD art! Great work, Autumn!!

Youth patron Autumn smiles as she shows off her CD art - created by painting the back of a blank CD, then scratching off a design once the paint has dried. Autumn's design is a star-pattern with lines coming out from the center.

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 Reading!

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.