All branches of the Washington State Library are currently closed to the public. Questions received via email, chat, and phone will be answered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Collection items are available through your local library using interlibrary loan. All collection materials currently checked out due July 15, and the blue book drop located near our back door is available for use. For more information, please visit our page regarding the closure.

Washington State Library COVID-19 Resources

Early Learning Support

Nourishing Young Minds

The early years are prime time for learning. Public libraries offer wonderful opportunities to nurture young minds. The Washington State Library has been a partner in several exciting projects that can help public libraries to provide programs that are even more effective in helping young children learn to read and develop the skills they need to be successful in school and in life:

Early Learning Resources

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