Youth Services

Register for the Braille Challenge!

Braille readers and writers in Grades 1-12 are invited to participate in a fun contest to show off your skills! This year will be a hybrid contest, meaning students can either participate remotely with their teacher OR come to WTBBL in Seattle for the in-person event on February 3, 2024. Fill out the registration form below by December 15th to compete!

Link to register for the 2024 Braille Challenge: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RKZHF2B

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!

Youth Services Newsletter

 


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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.

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Little boy in Orrico Children's room

*Closed for renovation until November 2023* 
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! 

 

Tour WTBBL

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. To learn more about other ways donations are used, read our Annual Report.