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Strategic Planning

Strategic Plan Image 2015The Puyallup Public Library invites you to envision our future!  The library is in the process of updating our strategic plan and we want to hear from you.

You can participate in two ways:  by attending one of our library Strategic Planning Open House events on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm or Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Both events will be held in the Library Board Room on the first floor.  You can meet Interim Library Services Director, Rhonda Gould, and provide input to our planning process. 

The second way to participate is to complete the Puyallup Public Library Strategic Planning Community Survey.  The survey will be available online until June 20th. 

Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to meeting with you! 

Discover Puyallup's History

Boys on a Fence History Room

History at your finger tips! The Puyallup Public Library is offering a program that opens the Library’s History Room archive to the public on a monthly basis.  The archive will be open for public exploration and research on:

Tuesday, June 16th
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Volunteers will be available as guides to the photograph collection, past City Directories, Puyallup High School yearbooks and a wide range of other materials that have historical significance to the community. Materials available date back to the early 1900s. 

Comforters Quilt Guild Show

June 1st through June 30th

Quilt Ladies 2015

Join us in welcoming the Comforters Quilt Guild to the Puyallup Public Library for their 10th Annual Quilt Show!  Throughout the month of June, the Guild will be displaying their amazing handiwork in the Library. 

Get to Know WorkForce Central

New Career Assistance Programs - March through June 2015

Through a new partnership with the Library, WorkForce Central will be offering valuable career assistance programs this spring.  If you are a resident of Pierce County, currently unemployed and/or low income, these programs are for you.  Get help and GET HIRED!

  • Upgrade your skills
  • Get help with job searches
  • Get help with training costs
  • Get help with tuition assistance


Tuesday, June 16th - 9:00 am to 11:00 am

All Get to Know WorkForce Central programs will be held in the Library meeting rooms. For contact and more information: or call 253.254.7675.

Equal Opportunity- Equal Access:WorkForce Central and WorkSource Washington are equal opportunity employers and providers of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.  Language services for clients are provided free of charge.  WA Relay Services: 1.800.833.6384.

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Microsoft IT Academy

The Puyallup Public Library, in partnership with the Washington State Library and Microsoft, is proud to offer free access to Microsoft IT Academy. The IT Academy offers hundreds of technology courses on three levels: basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills, and advanced skills for IT Professionals. Learn on your own computer at home, on your laptop using WiFi, or on an internet computer at your library.
Click here to learn more!

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Computer Classes

Computer User ArtThe Library offers free classes on computer basics, Microsoft Word & Excel, and an introduction to the Internet. We also offer individual sessions with technology tutors, for more specialized lessons. Click here to view our class schedules.