From Our Corner Blog Posts

  • When you’re a state that has as many rivers, lakes and other waterways as Washington, you need a lot of bridges. In fact, according to the state Department of Transportation, WA has nearly 10,000 state and local bridges. Some of Washington’s earlier bridges are famous (or infamous): “Galloping Gertie,” which collapsed into the Tacoma Narrows […]
  • As Washington bears down on a Monday, Oct. 5, voter deadline to register online or by mail, Secretary Wyman enlisted a little Seahawks star power to help spread the message.  Two-time Pro Bowler Mack Strong, the Hawks’ popular and talented fullback for many years, graciously taped a 30-second video urging all eligible Washingtonians to get […]
  • As you approach the front entrance of the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library in Seattle, you notice a beautiful, unique wooden sculpture. The wooden art was created by artist Dudley Pratt, commissioned in memory of University District bookseller Harry Hartman, who was blind and a WTBBL patron for more than 20 years. After Hartman’s […]
  • One of our office’s favorite contests for schoolkids is under way. The Letters About Literature competition encourages students to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead, and explain how a particular book by the author changed their view of the world or themselves. The contest, co-sponsored by the Washington State Library, is for […]
  • (Photos courtesy Washington Talking Book & Braille Library) This month, we’re devoting all three of September’s Library Jewels to the amazing Washington Talking Book & Braille Library in downtown Seattle. WTBBL (pronounced Wuh-tah’-bull) an important and beloved part of our Washington State Library. It provides audiobooks in various formats, as well as large print and […]