The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library (WTBBL) will host a tea at the West Valley Library, 223 South 72nd Ave., Yakima, on July 28th from 2:00 p.m. until 4;00 p.m. for WTBBL patrons and all readers who enjoy audio books. Join WTBBL Director Danielle Miller, Outreach Librarian Amy Ravenholt, and fellow library users for conversation, tea, treats, and talking about talking books.  Interested readers will have the opportunity to sign up for a new custom service that will provide access to any book in the WTBBL collection — no matter how many other people are reading it at the same time. Guests will hear about new ways WTBBL makes reading accessible, and eligible new users may enroll for library service at the event.

There will also be an opportunity for guests to share stories about WTBBL and what talking books mean in their lives. Local patrons over 100 years of age will be inducted into the Ten-Squared club to honor their special status and celebrate lifelong reading and intellectual curiosity.

“We are excited to host our first event in Eastern Washington,” Miller said. “We are a statewide service, and it is important we be present and connect with our patrons where they are. We are incredibly fortunate to have a new outreach librarian position and the ability to travel.”

If you can’t make it to the tea, you can get information or obtain help for service issues with the Outreach Librarian on Wednesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harman Center, 101 N 65th Ave, Yakima, or on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vision for Independence Center Open House, 311 N 4th Street, Suite 104, Yakima.