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Fall Activities for Children

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Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math are combined to turn learning into play.  This is a new series of hands-on programs designed for elementary school-age children.  Basic STEM concepts are expanded and explored through a variety of activities to make learning fun.

Join us at these FREE programs twice a month from October through November.

All materials generously supported by the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library

Stream Fall 2015 Mad Lab
Mad Scientist Library Lab

Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00pm

Gizmos, gadgets and GOO!  Let your inner mad scientist experiment with polymers, orbs and other goodies! 

Recommended for children in grades 2nd through 6th.  No Registration is required.

Stream Fall 2015 Chain Reaction

Chain Reactions

Thursday, November 5th at 4:00 pm

Explore the physics of chain reactions.  Dominoes, popsicle sticks and so much more will be used to experience a series of events each caused by the previous one. 

Recommended for children in grades 3rd through 6th.  No registration is required.

Stream Fall 2015 Banana Piano

Technology Exploration

Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 pm

Ever draw an electrical circuit with a pen?  Generate electricity from a potato?  Play piano on a banana?  Have fun with basic circuitry using special pens, robots, Makey Makey technology and other fun toys! 

Space is limited.  Registration begins Thursday, October 1st. 

Recommended for children in grades 2nd through 6th.  Some materials provided by the Washington State Library.

Safety Tips and Treats at Storytime

Friday, October 30th
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Police Officer Nate

Here's a chance for your preschooler to meet a real Puyallup Police Officer during Puyallup Public Library's preschool storytime on Friday, October 30th at 10:00 am.  Our police officer visitor will read and talk with the children and then share some great Halloween safety tips.  This special storytime event is intended for children 3 to 5 years old.  No registration is required.  Halloween costumes are optional.  Come join the fun!

Boo-Allup in Puyallup

Saturday, October 31st
3:00pm to 6:00 pm

Boo-Allup Annual KEEP

Bring the kids to downtown Puyallup for a distinctive trick-or-treat experience!  Many downtown shops and businesses, including Puyallup Public Library, will be handing out candies and treats for all the little ghosts and ghouls, princesses and pirates on Saturday, October 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  This free event is sponsored by the Puyallup Main Street Association

Please note: only the Library hallway will be open between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

A Special Lego My Library Storytime with Eric Ode

Saturday, November 14th
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Eiric Ode Nov 2015

Children's author and songwriter Eric Ode loves to talk about his new book, Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties.  Join us for a special Lego My Library storytime on Saturday, November 14th at 11:00 am, where you can meet this talented author and here a fantastic reading of his brand new book.  Then stick around for some Lego building fun or to purchase your own copy of Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties to be signed.  This is a free program, no registration is required. 


Fall Storytimes run from October 2nd through November 21st!  For more information on Fall Storytimes, click here.

Storytime scarves
  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    Clover the Dalmatian loves to listen to a good book!  This trained therapy dog visits 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, Clover is just happy to see you.
    Library Clover Reading to Dogs 2015

    Clover -
     3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    October 17th
    November 21st

  • Play to Learn in the Community

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    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