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Winter Activities for Children

Celebrate National Cookie Day

2015 Cookie Day with permission

Let loose your inner Cookie Monster as the Puyallup Public Library celebrates National Cookie Day on Friday, December 4th at 4:00pm.  Bring the whole family for this fun library program featuring cookie stories, a cookie craft, as well as your own personal cookie to frost and decorate.  This is a FREE program. No registration is required.

Minecraft: Young Builders Competition

Tuesday, December 29th
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Minecraft Dec 2015Grab your virtual sword and pick-axe!  Young Minecrafters can play with friends and meet other Minecraft fanatics on Tuesday, December 29th.  This is a special holiday treat!  Children between the ages of 7 and 14 years old can play for fun or compete in our Build Competition - use creative mode to participate in our themed event for prizes!  The theme will be announced at the competition, and entries will be judged on creativity, use of theme, and use of the environment.  Bring your own device or try out one of the Library's computers.  The fun takes place from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.  A general knowledge of how to play Minecraft is a must.

Space is limited and registration is required.  Sign-up at the Library, or by calling  253.841.5454. 


Winter/Spring Storytimes run from January 8th through April 30th!  For more information on Fall Storytimes, click here.

Storytime scarves
  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    Clover and Ellie the Dalmatians love to listen to a good book!  These trained therapy dogs visit the Library on a regular basis and provide kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills.  Plus, who doesn't love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen?  And don't worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, Clover and Ellie are just happy to see you.

    Clover New 2015


    Clover -
    Saturdays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    January 9th
    February 6th
    March 5th
    April 2nd

    Ellie 2016
    Tuesdays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 PM
    February 16th
    March 29th
  • Play to Learn in the Community

    Play to Learn logo


    Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages six and under and the adults who care for them.  Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!  Play to Learn is a FREE drop-in program facilitated by the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

    Play To Learn in the Community returns Tuesday, September 22nd!  For more information on Play to Learn in the Community at the Puyallup Public Library, click here.

    Play to Learn Childrens Museum of Tacoma logo