Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Summer Reading Events

Use the Links Below to RSVP (required to attend virtual events):

NLS Summer Reading Kickoff - Jun 26 1pm 

NLS Summer Reading: Turtle Dance Story Time and Music - Jul 6 4pm

Inclusion Fest in-person at Seattle Sensory Garden in the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden, featuring Story Time with ASL Interpretation and a braille-enhanced Story Stroll - July 8 11-1pm

NLS Summer Reading: Author Talk with Celia Perez, author of The First Rule of Punk (for Middle and High School) - July 11 4pm

NLS Summer Reading: Author Talk with Annette Bay Pimentel, author of All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything, and Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, whose story is told in the book. (for K-5th grade) - July 22 10am

NLS Summer Reading: Author Talk with Kwame Alexander, author of The Crossover. (for Middle and High School) - July 27 4pm

NLS Summer Reading: Author Talk with Jenny Torres Sanchez, author of We Are Not from Here. (for High School) - Aug 3 4pm


Summer Reading Banner - painting of a girl reading

All Together Now! Sign up for Summer Reading 2023

  • Early Learners, Children, and Teens - Sign up for Summer Reading, attend events, fill out your Reading Log, and win a prize! Registration closes June 22. 
    • 8 weeks worth of activity packets mailed directly to your door
    • In-person and online events
    • Reading Log Challenge of 16 books or 16 hours read throughout the summer 
    • Register here: ​
  • Multisensory Storytimes - Fridays from 11-12!

    • In-person Storytime is back! Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and dance followed by 30 minutes of playtime in the WTBBL Conference Room. 
      • ​Storytime will not be held on the following dates:
        • September 1, September 15, November 10, November 17, November 24 

    • VIRTUAL Multisensory Storytime also available!  Watch on WTBBL's YouTube Channel. Caregivers of patrons age 0-5 can request a Storytime Kit to be mailed directly to their house if interested!
  • Teens and Tweens, sign up to be part of WTBBL's Teen Advisory Board! Click below to read a Welcome Letter from patron Luke Uniack, the TAB's inaugural President. Contact Youth Services to become a member!









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 [email protected] 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.