Join us for trivia for a cause!

Brush up your trivia skills and get your “buzzers” ready for the fourth annual Trivia BEE! Join us and help support your Pierce County Library System!

2023 date, time and location COMING SOON!

Pierce County Library Foundation's Trivia BEE with honeycomb and bee in blue and yellow, transparent background

BEE ready to play

Get a team together – compete to join the exclusive ranks of past winners and have your name on the championship trophy! Or, join the audience and play-along in person, or at home!

Trivia BEE is a 21+ event.

Can’t BEE there?
You can still support the library by making a special Trivia BEE donation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Trivia BEE Basics

The Trivia BEE is the Pierce County Library Foundation’s annual fundraising event where teams participate in three rounds of trivia. Winners earn their spot on the coveted Championship trophy and event proceeds benefit the Pierce County Library’s Outreach Services.

The date, time and location for the 2023 event will be announced soon!

The Trivia BEE is a 21 and over event so sadly the kids need to stay home. You can find loads of fun events for everyone in your hive at a Pierce County Library near you.

The Trivia BEE is a casual event. While there isn’t an official costume contest this year, you are welcome to wear your favorite library or bee-themed costume

You will need an internet-connected device such as a cell phone, tablet, computer, etc. There will be free Wi-Fi at the venue.

Of course! Make a gift now.

Washington State’s emergency Covid proclamations expire on October 31. However, hand-sanitizer will be available and tables are spaced six feet apart. While not required, you are always welcome to bring and wear a mask.


Tickets are currently not available. More information will be coming soon.

The Trivia BEE medallion is XXXXXXX given to all team members at the event. Audience members can buy a medallion for a limited time with their online ticket purchase (Oct. 1 – 14).

We are unable to offer early bird discounts, however, all event proceeds go to support the Pierce County Library System.

There are four different ticket types depending on how you participate in the Trivia BEE.

  • Large Team Ticket (4 – 6 players) – $500 (includes dinner, drinks, parking, and a medallion for each player)
  • Small Team Ticket (2 – 3 players) – $200 (includes dinner, drinks, parking, and a medallion for each player)
  • Audience Member – $50 (includes dinner, drinks, and parking)
  • Live Stream Viewer – $30

In addition to a great time, tickets include:

  • Team tickets: dinner, drinks, parking, and a medallion for each player.
  • Audience tickets: dinner, drinks, and parking
  • Live Stream Viewers will receive a private url to watch the event

No need to print anything! All of your check-in information will be available and ready at registration.

Parking, Dinner & Drinks

We are working our magic to get the venue ready for you and ask that you arrive at 6:30 p.m. If you do arrive early, you may be asked to wait outside (or in the lobby area if the weather is poor). Thanks for understanding!

Parking details will be available soon.

Yes. Parking is included in your ticket price.

Gallucci’s catering has a great menu for us:

  • Tuscan Chicken in a Spinach Sauce with Tomatoes and Garlic (GF)
  • Rotini Mascarpone – Pasta with Red Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash,
  • Tomatoes, Spinach and a Mascarpone Garlic & Herb Sauce
  • Wild Mushroom Pilaf – Shiitake Mushrooms with Rice (GF & V)
  • Glazed Root Vegetables – Parsnips, Carrots, and Turnips
  • Sautéed Green Beans – with Herbs & Olive Oil
  • Classic Caesar Salad – Croutons, Parmesan, Creamy Caesar Dressing
  • Spinach Salad – Strawberries, Red Onions, Candied Walnuts, in Strawberry Vinaigrette (GF & V)
  • Cookies, Brownies & Dessert Bars

The Trivia BEE is proud to serve a 2022 Signature Cocktail featuring Heritage Distilling’s Elk Rider Vodka and created by Brian Johnson of Better Cocktails At Home. There will also be local beer and wine selections available as well as coffee, tea, water, assorted juices and sodas.

Yes! You will have an opportunity to make a special gift during the event.

How to Play

Teams (competing for the Championship trophy), audience members and live stream viewers can play along using an internet-connected device.

Teams will use a SINGLE internet-connected device to submit answers.

Event attendees will receive a QR code at the event to log into the game from your table using an internet-connected device.

Live stream viewers will receive a url via email.

Crowdpurr is an online trivia platform live stream players will use to submit their answers to trivia questions.

There will be three rounds of trivia with 15 questions per round.

Each question answered correctly earns the team/player 100 points. An incorrect answer is worth 0 points.

There will be three multiple-choice tie-breaker questions. If there is still a tie after three questions, the final question will be a write-in numerical answer. The team closest to the number wins.

More Information

Please contact Alana Nodell, Annual Giving and Donor Engagement Associate at (253) 548-3557.

Special thanks to our generous 2022 sponsors.

Queen Bee Sponsor

KeyBank logo with black lettering and red key (Links to KeyBank Foundation website) Trivia BEE sponsor

Honey BEE Sponsors

2022 Honey BEE Sponsors Markham, Midwest Tape, Hoopla, Nasim Landscape, Surprise Lake Square LLC

Bumble BEE Sponsors

2022 Bumble BEE Sponsors Carino and Associates, The Everett Clinic, Matson, OverDrive, Pike & Pine, Pediatrics NW

BEE’s Knees Sponsors

D P & CHeritage Distilling Co.Hermanson