Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Featured Events:

10/19, 2-4pm Spooktacular Stories to Share at Jack Straw Cultural Center


  • 2019 WTBBL Fall Pen-Pal Program

    October 21, 2019 – December 20, 2019

    Make a new friend this Fall by participating in the WTBBL Pen-Pal Program! The Pen-Pal program is open to all students in grades 1-12. It’s a great way for students to practice reading & writing in braille or large print and meet friends!

    Students are matched with another WTBBL student by reading grade level and medium (UEB or large print). All letters are mailed to WTBBL, and WTBBL will forward the letters to the pen-pal. Pen-Pal Guidelines, including suggested writing prompts, will be provided to registered students. Students are required to write at least three letters before the deadline of December 20th.  

    Please fill out and return the Fall 2019 Pen-Pal Registration Form to

    Or Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, C/O: Youth Services, 2021 9th Ave, Seattle WA 98121 by Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

  • 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 encouraged, as group size is limited. Please call the library or send a text beginning one hour before Storytime begins if you plan to attend!


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.