Get ready for TRL’s Summer Library Program!

Come to your local Timberland Regional Library this summer to ignite your curiosity and activate your brain! 


TRL’s Summer Library Program (SLP) begins June 1st and runs through August 31st and is open to all ages, from birth to 100 years or more! 

During Summer Library Program the library is the place to be to find captivating books to read, learn something in hands-on creative and science-based programs, explore the beautiful outdoors and read along the way by visiting a StoryTrail, or experience something new at one of the many exciting events happening at our 29 branches and out in the community all summer long. Check out all the fun programs coming up in our online Events Calendar!

Can't make it to a library? Our mobile Anywhere Library vans take the library (and SLP!) on the road and out into the community in each county we serve (Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston)! Anywhere Library stops are free and open to the public. View the calendar to see where Anywhere Library is going and when!

Just for signing up for SLP at your local Timberland library, you’ll receive: 

  • A free book to keep (for ALL participants of any age!) 
  • A handy TRL tote bag to carry all your books (one tote per family) 
  • A paper SLP activity log to keep track of all the activities you do (for all participants of any age) 

The SLP activity log features four categories of activities: Read, Learn, Create, and Explore. Each category has five different fun activities to choose from. Keep track of the activities you complete on your paper SLP activity log or online in Beanstack (visit your local library for help setting up a free Beanstack account, log in online here beginning June 1, or download the Beanstack app on your mobile device through the Apple App Store or Google Play on Android).

A PDF of the SLP activity log is also available to download and print in color, opens a new window or in black and white, opens a new window. 

After you complete 10 activities (or 1 activity ten times!), come back to the library to receive: 

  • A second free book to keep (for ALL participants of any age!) 

While supplies last, youth also receive: 

Thank you to our sponsors who help to make our Summer Library Program possible! 

TRL Friends of the Library, Northwest Trek and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, opens a new window, and the Tacoma Rainiers -- thank you!

Need help or have a question? Our professional librarians are prepared to help find the information and resources you need, ask any staff member on your next visit,  chat with us between 9 AM and 5 PM Monday-Saturday* by clicking on the icon "Ask Us-Chat" on right-hand side of our website, email any questions or issues to, or visit our FAQs on our website.