Youth Services

2024 Summer Reading Program and Events

Adventure Begins at Your Library (TM) - a young girl sits in a book-shaped tent reading and the background night scene shows the moon, stars, and shadows of a bear and moose

June 22nd


DSB Explorers Meet & Greet for Ages 0-13

Lilac Services for the Blind

1212 N Howard St

Spokane, WA 99201
Register here

June 24th


NLS Summer Kick-Off Event for All Ages


Register here

July 13th


DSB Explorers Meet & Greet for Ages 0-13


2021 9th Ave

Seattle, WA 98121
Register here

July 14th


Inclusion Fest with Print/Braille Story Stroll, music, Storytime, and more! For All Ages

Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden

700 N 50th St.

Seattle, WA 98103
No registration required

July 18th


NLS + Turtle Dance Music Man for Ages 4-9 Virtual Register here

July 25th


NLS Author Talk with Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper’s Daughter (BR24040, DB102762) for Ages 12 and up Virtual Register here

August 2nd


Adventure Escape Room for ages 14-19

Department of Services for the Blind – Yakima

506 N 40th Ave #102

Yakima, WA 98908
Email to Register [email protected] 

August 6th


Watersports with NWABA for Ages 5-18

Vancouver Lake Regional Park

6801 NW Lower River Rd.

Vancouver, WA 98660

Register by July 30!

Form - English

Form - Spanish

August 16th Reading Challenge Logs Due! Email, mail, or photo Return Completed Logs to be eligible for one of three Grand Prizes!

Additionally, these accessible online activities are offered by NLS through Google Forms:

Whispering Library Escape Room – Link

For families or all-ages groups. These puzzles range from very simple to quite challenging, making it something the whole family can do together! Enjoy this online event before August 9.

Choose Your Reading Adventure - Link

For school-age children and young adults. It's the last day of school!  You and your friends suddenly hear a strange noise that sounds like it is coming from the library. Enjoy this online event before August 9.

Multisensory Storytime - Fridays from 11-12!​

  • In-person Storytime is back! Join us for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and dance followed by 30 minutes of playtime in the WTBBL Conference Room. 
  • VIRTUAL Multisensory Storytime also available! Watch on WTBBL's YouTube Channel. Caregivers of patrons age 0-5 can request a Storytime Kit to be mailed directly to their house if interested!
  • There will be no Storytime on the following dates: July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 30th

Youth Services Newsletter


Photo of WTBBL Youth Services Librarian with kids

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.

Little boy in Orrico Children's room

Back Open!
The Orrico Children’s Room

Open for children of all ages, our Orrico Children’s Room offers a space for children to explore, play, and of course, read! 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! 



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. For more information or to request a tour, 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.