Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents


Take the WTBBL Youth Patron Survey

Let us know how we are doing and what new programming we should think up next!

Click to Take the Survey

 

  • Sign Up for the 2023 Braille Challenge  

    • ​Students in grades 1-12 are invited to show off their braille skills in this friendly virtual competition. High scorers have a chance to compete at the Finals in California! More information can be found at https://brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge/

    • Win a brand new Orbit 20 Plus braille e-reader generously donated by the Washington Council of the Blind Families Committee

    • The WA Talking Book & Braille Library will host the 2023 Regional Braille Challenge virtually on Saturday February 4th from 9am-1pm.

    • To participate, please fill out the Registration Form below and return to WTBBL by January 6, 2023.  

  • 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 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 - Virtual!

    • In-person Storytime is CANCELED 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.