Youth Services

Resources for Students, Teachers and Parents

Featured Event

Saturday, June 30th from 2-4pm

SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PARTY! Calling all musicians and music lovers! Join us for a rockin' afternoon of music, games, prizes, and fun as we kick off the 2018 Summer reading Program, LIBRARIES ROCK! 

RSVP to Erin at if you would like to attend or perform. All are welcome! 


WTBBL is a proud member of the Blind Youth Consortium, a group of organizations working together  for the good of children with visual impairments. 

What's happening in Youth Services:

  • LIBRARIES ROCK! Sign Up Now for 2018 Summer Reading. Programs for Early Learning, Elementary, and Teens/Tweens are available!   

    • or email the SRP2018 Registration Form to
    • or print and mail to Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, ATTN: Erin Groth, 2021 9th Ave, Seattle WA 98121 

 Drawing of a robot made out of books, playing the electric guitar with text saying "Libraries Rock!" 

Outside the Library Programming

Let WTBBL come to you! The Youth Services Librarian is available to visit schools and education centers to present about the WTBBL service or related educational topics to both individual patrons and groups of students, parents, and school staff. Other educational topics include multisensory storytimes, presentations for accessible research resources for students, booktalks and book suggestions in alternative formats for classroom assignments, etc. Contact the Youth Services Librarian for more information.

Visit the Orrico Children’s Room at WTBBL

Open for children of all ages, our Orrico Children’s Room offers a space for children to explore, play, and of course, read! Recently renovated with new furniture and toys, the Orrico Children’s Room is a welcoming space for your child.  Featuring a variety of musical instruments, tactile toys, and both Braille and large-print books, this space supports children’s needs for learning and physical development!  Stop by during normal WTBBL hours and check out the space.


Visit our unique location in downtown Seattle and learn how we provide library service to the entire state! Additional programming is available. Tours are available for individuals and school groups with advance request. Please contact for more information.

For more information about Outreach Services at WTBBL visit Outreach and Tours.

In Search of a Good Book?

Check out our monthly Recommended Reading!

Make a Donation to support WTBBL

WTBBL's Youth Services Librarian is directly funded by donations from our generous donors. The support given to the library throughout the year makes all youth programming possible. To learn more about other ways donations are used, read our Annual Report.