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The Library's League of Teen Advisors helps shape library services for teens through planning programs, suggesting titles to add to the collection, creating displays, and volunteering. For several years now, Sir Meow has been our mascot. Now he is retiring... and we need your help!

The winning design is Delilah by Camilla Nisco!
Delilah will be appearing on promotional material this Fall.
LoTA Mascot Delilah

Congratulations to Camilla, and many thanks to all the artists who submitted mascots!
Click here to see all the mascot submissions

  • PPL Teen Group

    Does the Library do stuff for teens?  What?  Of course we do stuff for teens!  Most Wednesdays, from 3:00 - 5:00, we have programs to delight the curious, tempt the shy, and intrigue the unusual.  Watch anime, share a great book, enjoy a movie, write something hilarious, or create a craft!

    Teen Group is free and doesn't require registration (most of the time!), and any teens ages 13+ are welcome to stop by and see what's going on! 

    Check our PPL Teen Group page to see what's happening this month!

    Young Adult Librarian Bonnie Svitavsky will be happy to answer any questions you have about PPL Teen Group and other teen-related activities!  Just send her an e-mail or call her at 253.841.5454!

    Lock In 2015 pic

  • Volunteering

    Teen Advisory CatAre you interested in volunteering at the Library? There are multiple ways you can volunteer with us.

    The League of Teen Advisors meets on a monthly basis and can count towards volunteer hours. Anyone can join, no registration required. Meetings typically last two hours, and cover a variety of topics, which can include planning programs for teens, creating art projects of the Teen Zone, or choosing books for the library's Young Adult section, amongst other activities.

    This is an excellent opportunity for you to have a say in what sort of services the Library offers teens. Based on discussions at our meetings, we sometimes have additional volunteer opportunities, including creating displays or assisting with programs for teens, children, or adults.

    Meeting dates and times are posted on our Teen Group page and Facebook page. You can also request to be added to our monthly newsletter about teen programs and receive email reminds about upcoming meetings.

    Teens can also volunteer to help on a weekly basis at the Library, as space allows. These volunteers will learn some basic procedures and tasks associated with the Library's day-to-day operations. We accept volunteers from ages 14 and up. 

    For teens ages 14 - 17, please download and complete the Teen Volunteer Application (pdf), and return it to the Library. If you wish to apply and you are 18 years or older, please fill out an Adult Volunteer Application (pdf). Adults will be asked to complete a Washington State Patrol background check, which will require a signature and a copy of your current identification. Both forms are also available at the Library Card Services Desk.

  • What're You Reading?

    Check out some of the books your friendly neighborhood librarian has been reading and reviewing on GoodReads!

    Bonnie's young-adult book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

    Pathetic human race.  Arranging their knowledge by category just made it easier to absorb.  Dewey, you fool! Your decimal system has played right into my hands!

    - Chief Giant Brain, The Day the Earth Stood Stupid