Lacey Timberland Library reopening for in-person activities

Residents encouraged to join summer programs, get free books


The Timberland Regional Library (TRL) recently announced that its Lacey library is gradually going back to face-to-face activities after the two-year lockdown brought about by the pandemic.

At its June 8 meeting, Lacey Timberland Library Manager Holly Paxson laid out the ongoing summer library activities for which residents can sign up.

“We encourage people to visit the library of their choice,” said Paxson. “It’s good for everybody.”

Paxson said the activities started on June 1 when residents could visit the library and get a free book. She added that they can also choose to sign up, track their readings through an app, and get another free book if they finish 10 readings and other literacy activities.

Aside from free books, kids aged 12 and under will also get free pass coupons for Point Defiance Zoo or Northwest Trek. Kids can also get tickets for a Tacoma Rainiers game.

There are also craft activities that residents can choose to do in the libraries or in the comfort of their homes.

The TRL’s Youth Services staff is currently conducting virtual school visits to encourage students to visit the library and participate in the summer activities.

The Lacey Library Board assists in developing long-range plans for library services in the city. Its five general members and a youth representative are appointed by the City Council.

Editor's Note: A previous version of the story said the Lacey Library Board announced resuming face-to-face activities, and that they have a Youth  Services staff doing school visits. The JOLT apologizes for the misinformation.


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