Teen Programs

The Puyallup Public Library offers free programs for teens and young adults (ages 13+ or grades 7+) throughout the school year. Teens can drop in for Anime Club, gaming days, crafting, and the League of Teen Advisors volunteer group. All teen programs are offered through funding from The Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.

If you would like to be added to our monthly electronic newsletter about teen programs, please email Young Adult Librarian Bonnie Svitavsky to be added to our mailing list.

Have Fun Storming the Castle!

See dates listed below, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

South Meeting Room
Curious about Dungeons & Dragons? Pondering Pathfinder? Considering a life of adventure and spell-slinging? If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play a role-playing game (RPG), now is time!

Join the Puyallup Public Library for four sessions of adventuring, where we teach you the basics of playing a pencil & paper RPG. We will be using a simplified system to teach you about playing a character, combat, getting gear, and leveling up. Over the course of four sessions, you can take part in a story that will introduce you to the world of role-playing games.

No previous gaming experience is required - characters, dice, and adventure will be supplied!

Registration is recommended, though not required. However, space is limited. Register by calling the Library (253.841.5454) or email us that you are interested. Each session will feature new content; attend one or come to all four to experience the entire adventure!
  • March 22nd
  • April 26th
  • May 31st
  • June 7th
RPG Program
Miss Kobayashis Dragon Maid

Anime Club: Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Wednesday, April 5th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

North Meeting Room
This month we'll be watching Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (not rated).
Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!
Do you have requests for future anime club screenings? Email us your suggested titles.

Tod Marshall:

Washington State Poet Laureate

Wednesday, April 12th, 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Tod Marshall, the Poet Laureate for the state of Washington. He is the author of three books of poetry: Bugle,The Tangled Line, and Dare Say. He has also collected interviews with contemporary poets in the volume Range of the Possible. This event is free to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Hosted in partnership with Arts Downtown and with support from the Friends of the Library.
Tod Marshall
Fancy Poetry Dog

Let's Make Poetry

Wednesday, April 19th, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

South Meeting Room

Have you ever wanted to try writing poetry? Or do you write already and want to improve your skills? This program will offer writing exercises that are an easy way to get started being creative, even if you don't normally write poetry. There will be a variety of different short prompts, and you'll have the opportunity to read in front of the group... if you want to! No pressure!
The League of Teen Advisors

Next Meeting TBA

South Meeting Room
Make a difference at your library! Join our Teen Advisory Group. Your opinion matters - if you’d like to plan and assist with teen programs, then this is the group for you! Help shape services for teens at the library with this great volunteer opportunity. 
Email Young Adult Librarian Bonnie Svitavsky with questions about how the League of Teen Advisors can count towards school community service requirements.