Taking the library directly to the community, Outreach Services brings materials to community centers, homebound customers, and care facilities, providing adults access to library resources and information.
A special thank you to The Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 for recognizing Outreach Services and the impact it has on the community with a $4,000 Community Service Grant.
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Borrow a backpack through this unique library program and explore the great outdoors. Backpacks include a Discover Pass, binoculars, and field guides to help young learners identify local birds, trees, and flowers.
We are community leaders and advocates who collaborate with the Pierce County Library System.
We develop trusting, enduring relationships with community members, businesses and organizations. We also raise private funds and invest them in the Library’s strategic priorities to nurture and boost the human potential required to thrive in today’s knowledge economy.
We foster innovation to ensure access for all and inspire lifelong learning, for a thriving, diverse Pierce County, now and in the future.
Ignite literacy of all kinds for every child, teen and adult in Pierce County to build a knowledgeable, aware, engaged and empowered community, critical to fueling our social and economic prosperity.
The Pierce County Library Foundation was established to provide support above and beyond Pierce County Library System public funding, ensuring access to vital Library resources for residents.
The Foundation partners with the Library to identify opportunities for donors, to enhance support for existing services and fund new initiatives that meet the changing Learning, Enjoyment and Community needs of Library customers.
Individual, corporate and foundation donations to the Foundation are invested in:
This year, 893 teens entered the annual Our Own Expressions Teen Writing & Art Contest. Now in its 26th year, this contest showcases teen creativity in writing, photography, and drawing.
Thanks to donors like you, we are delivering on our commitment to support library youth and teen programs like Our Own Expressions.
You can see all of the 2022 winners by clicking here.
Below - a few of this year's winning entries
Luminescence, Grace Harbottle
1st place Photography 9-10th grade
Sea Nocturne, Evelyn Bang
2nd place Art 11-12th grade
the plant, Billy Atkins
3rd place Art 9-10th grade
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