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Libraries transform everyday people every day

Get a library card during National Library Week, April 10-16, at Pierce County Libraries

The library is not only where you can download an e-book, digital magazine or a movie. It’s not only a building full of books and computers and Internet access. It’s not only databases and meeting rooms and help with homework.

A library is a place where you can stoke a budding interest or fan a fiery passion. It’s where eyes are opened, horizons broadened, universes discovered. Libraries transform everyday people every day.

National Library Week, April 10-16, celebrates the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers with the theme “Libraries Transform.” Visit any of the 20 locations of the Pierce County Library System and find out all you can do with a library card. More than 1.5 million books, movies, television programs, CDs, magazines, downloadable audio-books, e-books and more are waiting to transform you.

You are eligible for a free Pierce County Library card if you live or own property in unincorporated Pierce County, or in Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, South Prairie, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place or Wilkeson, or on a military base, tribal lands or national park within Pierce County. If you live in a neighboring library district, you’re probably also eligible to check out books and materials from Pierce County Library.

Pierce County Library System provides resources, programs and events for everyone—from babies to seniors, families to singles, those looking for a new job to those looking for a story. Check out the classes, crafts, story times, concerts and special programs at your local Pierce County library.

National Library Workers Day

Where would libraries be without the folks who make them run? On April 12, celebrate National Library Workers Day by showing a library worker your appreciation. Write a thank-you note on a gold star at a Pierce County Library to recognize someone who helped you find what you were looking for, told you a story or made you smile. Post a comment about a library worker on our Facebook page or tweet us @PierceCoLibrary.

Linda Farmer, APR | Director of Communications | 253-548-3428 | 253-244-0061 cell 1 cell

Beth Luce | Communications Manager | 253-548-3353

About Pierce County Library System

The nationally acclaimed Pierce County Library System serves more than 579,000 people throughout the county with 20 branches and online services. The system is the fourth largest in the state and is funded primarily through property taxes.