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Activities and Programs

Dia de los Ninos/Dia de los Libros

Saturday, April 26th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Library Dia logo annualCome spend a fun-filled afternoon celebrating language and culture, children and books. Saturday, April 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm we celebrate our 9th annual Dia de los Ninos/El dia de los Libros/Day of the Child/Day of the Books.  This family friendly party will feature food, crafts, games, stories, community information, and fun entertainment.  

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Biscuit the puppy from the books by Alyssa Capucilli will be on hand to greet children and pose for pictures.  Performances by local students will fill the air with lively music and special dances.

This year we are very proud to be spotlighting our partnership with the Puyallup School District.  The library and the school district share the same goal of wanting what is best for the children of our community.  During this book fiesta, the Puyallup School District will be highlighting its REACH program, a curriculum honoring diversity, language adn the books in this "Respect Ethnic And Cultural Heritage" curriculum. 

2:00 pm - 5th and 6th grade Mustang Marimba Madness from Maplewood Elementary School.

2:30 pm - The 5th and 6th grade Highly Capable Quest class at Zeiger Elementary will be performing the Hula.  Their dances will include Hula o Makee, Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Pearly Shells.

3:00 pm - The 5th and 6th grade Highly Capable Quest class at Zeiger Elementary will be performing junk percussion music.

3:30 pm - 4th and 5th grade Drum and Dance group from Chief Leschi Schools will be performing with costumed dancers and hand drumming. 

Library Dia 2014 Tom and John

This is a FREE family event for all ages and languages!  Every child who comes to to the party gets one free bilingual book thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library.  On Children's Day and every day, the Friends of the Library supports the library.

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 Library Dia Chief Leschi Logo

Free Comic Book Day - May 3rd

FCBD14rectangle_2014Are you ready for Free Comic Book Day? As the name implies, this is a day when comic book stores and libraries around the world give away comics to people of all ages. At the Puyallup Public Library, we’ll be giving out comics at the front of the library, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Treat your inner comic book guy toseries like DC’s The New 52, Adventure Time, Hellboy, Avatar: The Last Airbender or Hello Kitty, just to name a few of the titles we’ll have available. Supplies are limited, so visit us early for the best selection.

This year, we’re celebrating the art of cosplay. Cosplay, short for costume play, is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. If you’ve ever been to a convention like Emerald City Comic Con, SakuraCon, or PAX, then you’ve probably seen cosplayers! Throughout Free Comic Book Day, we will hold several programs talking about and celebrating cosplay, including showing cosplay documentary, holding an information panel, and hosting a cosplay dance in the evening.

Click here for more information!

Stories with Jeeva!

Saturday, May 17th 11:00 am

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Enjoy all sorts of silliness when Jeeva Raghunath tells tales at the library.  Jeeva bounces as she talks, laughs and sings.  Kids (and yes, even adults) will laugh in spite of themselves.  On Saturday, May 17th , the fun starts at 11:00 am.  Expect some antics  that will tickle your funnybone!  This is an all-ages program - NO registration required. 

  • Storytimes

    The Winter-Spring Storytime session will run January 3rd - April 26th. For more information about storytimes click here

    Storytime scarves
  • Play to Learn in the Community

    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

    For more information on Play to Learn at the Puyallup Public Library, click here

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  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    ScarletBruiser the French mastiff, Coach the Lab, Clover the Dalmatian and Frank, a mixed breed love to listen to a good book!  These trained therapy dogs visit the Library on a regular basis and provides 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, these dogs are just happy to see you.

    Welcome to our newest dog, Frank!           Frank the dog

    Frank will be here on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on the following dates:

    February 11th, March 11th, and May 13th! 

    Clover: Saturdays, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 19th and May 3rd

    Coach: Saturdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    January 11th & 25th, February 8th & 22nd, March 8th & 29th, April 12th, and May 10th

    Bruiser: Fridays, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    January 17th, February 14th, March 14th, April 25, and May 9th