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Sep. 24, 2010 at 1:12pm Wish list for your Library

I love this time of year!  School is now in full swing.  Children start to get excited about reading in a whole new way compared  to summer.  This is the time of year when many school students get exposed to "Children's Choice" book awards.  These are awards in which the children vote for the winner of this award.  Three of these awards are popular with teachers and librarians in our area.  There is the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award (WCCPBA) put out by the Washington Library Media Association for children in grades K through 3. There is also the Sasquatch Reading Award put out by the Washington Library Media Association for chapter books meant for children in grades 3 through 6.  Plus there is the Young Reader's Choice Award (YRCA) put out by the Pacific Northwest Library Association with seperate levels for elementary, intermediate, and seniors.  Beleive it or not, the students hear about the books nominated for these awards and they get excited to read these books.  Throughout the school year there is a huge demand for the nominated books.  Due to recent budget cuts, the Library is unable to purchase enough copies of these books to keep up.  So your help is needed. 



Do you want to help out the Puyallup Public Library in a special way? Do you want to donate a book for the library but don’t know what the library actually needs? Then check out the Puyallup Public Library Wish List at to see some books that your library truly wants to add into the collection. Right now, the Wish List contains books nominated for the 2011 Sasquatch Award, Young Reader’s Choice Award, and the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award. Each spring the winners of these awards are chosen by the children of Washington state (or the children of the greater Pacific Northwest in the case of the YRCA). Since demand to read these books is high the Puyallup Public Library attempts to have multiple copies so that children do not wait long to read these great books. But this year we ask for your help to meet the reading needs of the children in our community.

To see our wish list go to and then click on the “Wish List” button. Under the words “Find Someone’s Wish List” type in Puyallup Public Library. A list of our desired books along with the quantity we still need of each book will appear. Make your purchase online with Amazon or print the list to take to your favorite book store. The children of Puyallup will appreciate the effort you take to reduce the wait time for these popular books.

Thank you for your support of the Puyallup Public Library!

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