Celebrate the Adult Winter Reading Program at NOLS
Reading can help warm the soul through winter’s bitter months, and offers an array of health benefits that include reduced stress, increased brain function, and improved creativity. Start reaping some of reading’s rewards this winter with the 2015 Adult Winter Reading Program at NOLS.
Designed for adults ages 18 and older, this year’s Adult Winter Reading Program will take place between January 1 and February 28.
Participating is easy: simply visit any NOLS library to pick up your Travelogue and then “read” your way around the Peninsula. For every 100 pages you complete, you will receive one entry in a marvelous Grand Prize drawing on Tuesday, March 3; the more you read, the better your chances of winning!
To keep readers motivated, each NOLS library will be hosting events, including author visits and workshops, throughout the program:
- January 8: Drop-In book discussion at the Port Angeles Main Library
- January 21: Author talk with Janet Oakley at the Clallam Bay and Forks branch libraries
- January 22: Author talk with Janet Oakley at the Sequim Branch Library and Port Angeles Main Library
- February 3: Drop-In book discussion at the Port Angeles Main Library
- February 28: Author talk with Mary Daheim at the Port Angeles Main Library
- March 3: Grand Prize Drawing!
Preschool storytimes @ Forks Branch Library
Fridays, January 9 through May 12, 10:30am
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and craft activities!
Free pool passes available now
Lift some weights, go for a swim, take an exercise class, or just splash around! The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has partnered with Forks Athletic & Aquatic Club (FAAC) in Forks to make two free passes available for checkout beginning January 5. These passes give library card holders a free, fun and easy way to test the waters and stay active.
How to use your pool pass
Two passes means borrowers have two ways to enjoy FAAC. One pass is for individuals who’d like to try the pool—it provides access for one to the pool during Family Swim time. The second pass grants an individual access to the entire facility: pool, cardio, and weight rooms, in addition to the many fitness classes offered at FAAC—from Zumba to kick-boxing to spin classes to water aerobics. Patrons may borrow each pass for up to one week. FAAC passes are valid only at the Forks Athletic & Aquatic Club in Forks; there are also passes available for the William Shore Pool in Port Angeles and the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center. Passes do not include swimming lessons.
Reserving your pass & additional information
To place a hold request, use the online catalog to search for “Forks Pool Pass”. Hold requests can also be made by calling the library or visiting any of the four NOLS libraries in Clallam County.
NOLS pool passes have been generously donated by the Forks Athletic & Aquatic Club. For more information about the facility, including hours of operation, pool and class schedules, visit the FAAC website or follow FAAC on Facebook.
Get Out and Explore Olympic!
Winter is a great time for a new adventure. Olympic National Park and the
North Olympic Library System have teamed up to help local families explore the spectacular national park in our own backyard. Explore Olympic! daypacks are available for check out at any NOLS branch. Daypacks are filled with discovery tools for exploring the park, including trail and field guides, binoculars and reading materials for kids. Families who check out a pack will receive a seven-day entrance to Olympic National Park thanks to a generous donation from Washington’s National Park Fund.