Anti-Valentine’s Party

For anyone ages 10 to 18 years old who do not like Valentine’s Day can attend the free Anti-Valentine’s Party at the Summit Pierce County Library located at: 5107 112th St. E., Tacoma, WA 98446. Attendees will celebrate with moody music, broken heart cookies, cranky crafts, and unsentimental party games. Attendees are encouraged to wear black. No pre-registration is required and the Friends of the Summit Library sponsors this event.

The idea was created by Dana Brownfield, youth services librarian at the Summit Library. Kit Thompson, content writer for Pierce County Library System, commented:

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“Dana is great with coming up with ideas and things for kids to do.”

Kit commented on what she thought of the Anti-Valentine Party: “I think it’s a very clear idea for people that don’t want the traditional route for Valentine’s and a lot of fun for young folks.” Kit felt the best thing about the event is, “It’s free.”

Kit revealed what many people may not know about the Summit Pierce County Library, “Youth have a lot of great things in their garden in the back of the library. The youth planted a garden. Last year we had events where adults, children, and teens worked on a garden together.”

When asked how she felt the event was unique, Kit replied, “It’s the first time I’ve seen an anti- Valentine event. It’s a fun idea to have an anti-Valentine theme.”

Kit recommends, “Anybody who’s not in the mood to attend a pink heart-shaped Valentine party.”

For more information about the event, please contact: Mary Getchell at: 253-548-3428 or call the main Summit Library at: 253 548-3321. “I hope people will come and have fun,” Kit concluded.

By: Carly Calabrese, staff for