Upcoming Event Details
In-Person Summer Reading Events all over WA!
Inclusive StoryWalk at Seattle Sensory Garden June 25th and August 25th 10 - 2pm
Westport Aquarium Touch Tanks July 7th 4 - 5pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium SeaLab July 27th 4 - 5pm
Paddling and Swim in Spokane with NWABA August 9th 10 - 2pm
Registration is Required
Contact Youth Svcs at:
NOTE: In-person Mutlisensory Storytime is canceled until further notice. Please visit the WTBBL YouTube page for Virtual Multisensory Storytime
Join us Fridays at 11 AM at WTBBL. All children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are welcome to attend.
Come laugh, read, sing, dance, and play! All storytimes are held in the WTBBL Meeting Room at 2021 9th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121. Free parking is available in the attached WTBBL garage. A short craft will follow each storytime.
multisensory storytime poster.pdf
Halloween 2019 - Spooktacular Stories to Share at Jack Straw
It was spooky fun at Jack Straw on October 19th! Youth patrons read and recorded a fearsome fairytale, created some amazing sound effects, and molded monsters out of clay. It was a great day! Special thanks to the Jack Straw Cultural Center and all the volunteers who helped out at this event.
2019 Summer Reading Program Events - WTBBL, UW, Yakima, Spokane!
Sunday Spooktacular! October 21st, 1-3pm
It was a a ghoulish afternoon of food, games, crafts, and a spooky costume contest. Sunday Spooktacular Flyer
Saturday August 18th - Challenge Air Fly Day!
Free ride on a real airplane at Paine Field in Everett! Youth 7-18 with a disability were invited to attend, with a guardian and one sibling or friend. Challenge Air Fly Day
Experience Music Therapy! Saturday August 11th from 1-3pm.
Students from Seattle Pacific University and a Certified Music Therapist hosted a hands-on demonstration and information session about Music Therapy.
Dig In! Mini Museum - July 28th from 1-3pm
Patrons and their families participated in a fossil dig brought to us by the Burke Musiem. Much fun was had as we rocked our way through geologic time!
ROCK the Stacks! Harry Potter Party - July 14th 5:30-8pm
Teens and tweens had a truly magical night! Seekers found Dementors, Bowtruckles, and Dragons in a mysterious scavenger hunt among WTBBL's many shelves; N.E.W.T.-level trivia yielded some awesome prizes (Dobby the House Elf, a miniature Quidditch kit, and Genuine Jelly Slugs); we made wands, were Sorted, and ate Chocolate Frogs; a true Slytherin attended in the form of a ball python named Roan; and the talented fan-band Tonks & the Aurors kepts us dancing all night!
June 30, 2018 2-4pm - Calling all Musicians!
The Summer Reading Kick-Off party was a blast, featuring music by and for our local artist/patrons! Games, prizes, food, and sweet tunes made for an exciting afternoon. It was a great way to start the Summer off! srp kick-off 2018
May 5, 2018 - Special Pet Meet & Greet
- Emerald City Pet Rescue brought some furry friends to WTBBL! Families learned about animals with disabilities, assistive technology for pets, and met some wiggly pups. Guests made no-bake dog treats and miniature doggy wheelchairs following the very exciting event. SpecialPetFlyer.pdf
2018 Braille Challenge
It was another awesome Challenge day for our Braille readers and writers on March 3rd! Students from 1st-12th grade participated in the regional contest sponsored by The Braille Institute. We let off some steam with an exciting presentation by the Seattle South King Sluggers Beep Baseball Team!
Welcome Winter @ WTBBL
On January 6th we had an amazing time exploring an igloo made of recycled Braille, getting messy with wintery STEM activities, and eating cold-weather snacks!
Fall 2017 Pen Pal Program
We have finished another installment of the Pen Pal Program, with students from all over Washington matched by reading grade level and medium (UEB or large print). Letters were forwarded to WTBBL, then sent on to pals. Stay tuned for news on our next Pen Pal Program, coming later in 2018! For information on how to register, please email Erin at [email protected] or call (206) 615-1253.
Families and their young children who are blind or visually impaired were invited to attend "PIP" Playgroups each 2nd Monday of the month at 11 AM. Playgroups were presented by King County B-3 Vision Services and will have activities to explore learning without vision. For more information, contact Erin at [email protected] or (206) 615-1253.
2017 Washington Braille Challenge
The 2017 Washington Braille Challenge was held on Saturday, February 18 from 9 AM - 4 PM at WTBBL. The Braille Challenge is an academic competition for students in grades 1-12 that encourages braille literacy in a fun and competitive environment. The 2018 Challenge will be held in March. For more information, contact Erin at [email protected] or (206) 615-1253.
Challenge Air Fly Day
We had such a fun day of airplane rides and activities on Saturday, July 23, 2017 at the Paine Field Airport! This event was open to all youth with disabilities under the age of 18, with a parent or guardian present.
Dog Day at WTBBL
On Sunday, May 1, 2017 from 2-4 PM, WTBBL held quite the special event. "For Your Eyes Only", a Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Club, presented about the guide dog lifestyle and the Canine Buddy Program.
Youth had the chance to interact with guide dog puppies and working guides! Refreshments, crafts, and games were available. This event was open to all youth 18 and under and their families.
Teen Tech Week Adapted Gaming Lab
Thanks to the generosity of YALSA and Best Buy, WTBBL was able to host a drop-in gaming lab for teens ages 13-18 on Saturday, March 12, 2017. We had so much fun will braille board games, braille card games, giant jenga, Legos, audio games, and more! For more information about the Adapted Gaming Lab, please contact Erin at [email protected] or (206) 615-1253.
2014 Experience Art Competition, Exhibition, & Reception
WTBBL invited all youth patrons to create a work of art for entry into the WTBBL Art Competition and Exhibition! We had art of multiple styles and sizes, from our talented patrons age 5-18. All entries were showcased in a special gallery at the library, and all participants received a recognition prize. Special Awards included the Director’s Award and Audience Favorite!