Play to Learn in the Community

What is Play to Learn?

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 Greentrike, formerly known as the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Play to learn is back!  The 2022-2023 Play to Learn calendar is here.  The library will host two Play to Learn sessions in our North/South meeting rooms most Tuesdays (aside from holiday week observations). Sessions are from 10-11:30 am and from 1:30-3:00 pm.  Please drop in when you can, no pre-registration required.   

Please note, the PTL dates for February 2023 are:  7, 14, 28 - there is no session on the 21st.

For a full list of dates and locations, please visit the Greentrike page.

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Play to Learn is presented in partnership with Puyallup Public Library, Boeing, Graduate Tacoma, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Nordstrom, Pierce County Library System, RealNetworks, Safeco Insurance, School's Out Washington, Tacoma Creates, and William Kilworth Foundation.

With Support From

Baker Foundation, BNSF Railway Foundation, D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, Elizabeth A. Lynn Foundation, Florence B. Kilworth Foundation, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, HopeSparks Family Services, Horizons Foundation, International Paper, Jordan Fund,   MultiCare Health System, Niagara Bottling Company, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Puyallup Tribe Charity Trust Board, Spouses Club of Lewis McChord, Rite Aid Foundation, Umpqua Bank, Washington Federal, and Wells Fargo Foundation.