Other Family Resources for Pre-School Children

Play to Learn is for parents, grandparents, neighbors, family, and friends who nurture children ages six and under. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. No registration required to attend.

  • Pathway Program – TPS student numbers act as a library card at Tacoma Public Libraries!
  • BookFlix – Watch online Scholastic book video storybooks from a computer or smartphone. Log in with your Student ID or Tacoma public library card number. Each storybook is paired with a non-fiction book and extension activities that stretch learning farther!From here, Ready, Set, Read families can log:
    1) Explore the 5 senses with City dog and Country dog
    2) A Chick Grows Up
    3) Planting a Rainbow
    4) In a Small, Small Pond
    5) Click, Clack, Moo
    6) Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom
    7) I Stink
    8) All the World
    ….with all that, logging just 2 more collection books earns a prize!
  • Washington Library Association Children’s Choice Book Awards – Students can vote for their favorite books from this list. Coordinating activities are also provided by WLA. This is a great followup for champions to continue adventuring in books
  • Booked on Hilltop – Free books to bring home from little libraries around Hilltop – being built now!
  • Book to Barbershop – Our local barbers are sharing the joy of reading with their K-5th grade customers!


Tacoma Metro Parks – Whole Child Access Pass 
Free for those enrolled in TPS Schools, this card provides discounted and free access to many locations around Tacoma!