At its January meeting, the Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees will discuss STAR Libraries, preliminary library card drive results, a StoryCorps project, and other issues. The board will meet from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 at the Library’s Processing and Administrative Center, 3005 112th St. E., in Tacoma. Download the agenda.
Library Journal has chosen Pierce County Library as one of eight STAR Libraries in Washington State. For the past six years the publication has scored public libraries on four output measures: checkouts, program attendance, branch visits and computer use. The top libraries are selected as STAR Libraries.
Preliminary Library Card Drive Results
During the seventh annual card drive, Pierce County Library reached out to schools and the community. More than 6,000 cards have been issued so far. Final numbers will include cards for students in a partnering school district. People chose from a variety of card styles, including two designs from this year’s library card design contest for children and teens.
As a winner of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service award, the Library will partner with StoryCorps in March to record interviews with people whose lives have been changed as a result of their experience with Pierce County Library.
Pierce County Library’s 18 locations and online services bring people together, enrich lives and provide children and adults with opportunities to learn. Pierce County Library is the fourth largest library system in the state, serving 558,000 people. Learn more at www.piercecountylibrary.org