Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Illustrated animals reading a book, "Tails & tales"

Featured Events:

Friday 7/16 7-8pm WTBBL Pet Parade—Show off your animal friends! All ages. Via Zoom.

Thursday 7/22 7-8pm WTBBL Teen Hangout— Teens and tweens discuss their favorite books of 2021, best characters of all time, worst things they’ve ever read, and more! Via Zoom.

Saturday 8/7 11am-12pm Pasado’s Safe Haven Rescue Animal Meet & Greet. Children and Families welcome. Via Zoom.

Saturday 8/14 11am-12pm Pasado’s Safe Haven Rescue Animal Meet & Greet. Teens and Adults welcome. Via Zoom.

Saturday 8/21 11am—12pm Meet a Vet from Guide Dogs for the Blind! All ages. Via Zoom.

Friday 8/27 7-8pm Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party! All ages welcome. Via Zoom.

In-Person: Kitsap Regional Library—Bainbridge Island Branch collaborated with WTBBL to bring Multisensory Storywalks all June, July, and August long!

Fridays at 11am: VIRTUAL Multisensory Storytime 



    • Summer Reading lasts from July to the end of August and features eight weekly packets mailed directly to your home, in categories for Early Learners, Children, or Teens. Special events will also be held all summer long!

  • VIRTUAL Multisensory Storytime!  Watch on WTBBL's Facebook page or YouTube Channel. Caregivers of patrons age 0-5 can request a Storytime Kit to be mailed directly to their house if interested! Storytimes will be posted each Friday, except for holidays. 

  • Accessible Escape Rooms: online experiences including puzzles with audio and text clues over the Google Forms platform. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Follow the links below to test your skills:

  • Teens and Tweens, sign up to be part of WTBBL's first ever 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!

  • Subscribe to DOTS: WTBBL's Youth Services Newsletter!

  • Multisensory Storytimes - Fridays at 11am and 2:30pm

    • Note: Registration is required, as group size is limited. Please call the library or send a text containing @dkee9 to phone number 81010, beginning one hour before Storytime begins, if you plan to attend! 
    • In-person Storytime will be CANCELLED until further notice.


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.