Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents


VIRTUAL Multisensory Storytime 

 

"Oceans of Possibilities" - drawing of two children sitting on a fish, one holding a book and the other a flag that says "Read More"

  • Sign up for the 2022 Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is "Oceans of Possibilities" and will feature all sorts of projects, books, and activities exploring Earth's water ways and the amazing creatures below the surface. 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 take place throughout the Summer.

 

  • ​Nominate a Deserving Educator for WTBBL's Second Annual "Above & Beyond Award"
    We at WTBBL appreciate everything teachers do for the students we serve - from signing them up for service, to keeping them informed about programming, to volunteering at events like the Braille Challenge! Do you know a TVI, O&M Specialist, Braillist, or other educator who really makes a difference in your or your child's life? This May for National Teachers' Appreciation Month, WTBBL would like to celebrate our awesome educators in special way.

    Please submit nominations for the second annual Washington Talking Book & Braille Library "Above and Beyond Award" by visiting the link below by April 30th. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] Winners will receive a certificate of appreciation and special gift from WTBBL! 

 

  • 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! 

  • 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.

Tour WTBBL

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.