Include Timberland Regional Library as you Read, Explore, Create, and Learn your way through summer. The Summer Library Program runs June 1- August 31 at ALL 29 locations across five counties.

Thank you for your participation; a fantastic turnout! Looking forward to the 2023 Summer Library Program!


Receive a FREE book for participating and earn a second book by completing an activity log. For all ages! 

3 easy steps:

  1. VISIT any Timberland Library location beginning June 1 and receive a FREE book and an activity log.
  2. TRACK 10 activities using the paper log, or digitally at or download the Beanstack app.  
  3. COMPLETE your log and collect your Certificate of Completion and second book*! 

*while supplies last.





Read, Explore, Create, and Learn

Discover free, fun activities for all ages at


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A fun and engaging way to combine a love of nature and a love of reading. Walk a trail and read a picture book, and enjoy interactive facts and questions as you go. Visit for a list of StoryTrails and additional information.



Take and Make
Take & Make Activity Bags

Enjoy a craft, with supplies and directions, to complete at home. Variety of ages and available at selected locations, while supplies last.

Projects vary by location, be sure to ask when you pick up your library materials!

Zoom Storytime
Zoom Storytimes

Join our expert storytime providers and other families live on Zoom.

Click on the storytime below to view upcoming programs.

Family Storytime
Bilingual Time/La hora bilingüe

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Library of Things

Check out and explore our unique natural environments, test a product, or take up a new hobby with items from our Library of Things collections!


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Youth & Senior Connect Boxes

Youth or Senior Connect Boxes are tubs filled with 55-70 books that are available for loan to, community centers, health care agencies, before and after school programs, head start locations, preschools, daycare centers, day camps, and youth groups.
Request a box today!


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Request a Grab Bag

Tell us what you love to read, listen to, or watch, and library staff will put together a Library Grab Bag of materials we think you’ll love! Learn more and fill out the form Library Grab Bag. All ages and reading levels are available.


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Early Learning Resources

Technology to help bridge the gap in learning how to read. Visit our Early Learning page for more information about Video Picture Books, Launchpads, Playaways, Vox Books, Kanopy for Kids, ABCmouse, Scholastic Teachables, and TumbleBookLibrary.


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Activity Logs

Print an activity log on demand. Available in English and Español. Full color or Black & White (extra bonus activity to color it)

SLP Activity Log English Color.pdf
SLP Activity Log Spanish Color.pdf
SLP Activity Log English BW.pdf
SLP Activity Log Spanish BW.pdf



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Digitally Tracking Activity Log on Beanstack

Available in English and Español with web browser
Beanstack FAQ

Beanstack app
Available in English only

Watch Video on using Beanstack App

Android | iOS





Fun for Kids!

Thank you to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and Tacoma Rainiers!


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Kids complete 10 activities to receive a complimentary pass to NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK or POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM, and a bookmark to redeem a free ticket to a TACOMA RAINIERS game.



While supplies last and some restrictions apply.

Complimentary pass to NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK or POINT DEFIANCE ZOO & AQUARIUM  is valid through October 2, 2022. Must be surrendered when redeemed. Cannot be used with any other discount or for group visits/special events. No cash value. For children 12 and younger.   

Free ticket to a TACOMA RAINIERS game must be redeemed with a code located on a bookmark available at Timberland Libraries. This program is a partnership of Tacoma Rainiers and Timberland Regional Library. No cash value. For children ages 4-12.


Watch the TRL Summer Library Song Video!

Visit our Youtube to find more videos, fun for all ages!

Early Literacy Skills - Importance of Reading


Join Us, Saturdays in June and July for a NEW event: 'Camp Capital' in Capital Mall!

Enjoy crafts, stories around the “campfire” by Timberland Regional Library, and live performances!

Every Saturday in June and July
1 – 3 pm at the Macy’s court.
For more details visit:

June 4 Pirate Party
June 11 Let’s Jam-boree
June 18 Mad Science Physics Phactory
June 25 Magic-palooza
July 2 Scales & Tails
July 9 Dinosaur Invasion
July 16 Ha-Ha-Happy Days
July 23 Wild West Round-Up
July 30 Time Out





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