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Children’s musician
Frances England

Picture of Frances England

This spring, have fun singing and swaying to the delightful tunes of children’s musician Frances England! There will be two opportunities to catch England’s fun and heartfelt music.

Friday, May 13,  10:30am
Sequim Boys and Girls Club
400 West Fir Street, Sequim

Friday, May 13,  6:30pm
Port Angeles Main Library

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of Sequim Library and the Port Angeles Friends of the Library. Questions? Contact the Youth Services Department by calling 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or sending an email to .

Burke Museum Early Learners Science Program

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture returns to NOLS with Science for Early Learners, a suite of programs designed to encourage children ages 3-5 years old to connect concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with experiences in their daily lives. Bring the whole family for hands-on fun with museum objects and interactive activities!

Little girl laying on the dinosaur display.

Discoveries with Dinosaurs

Sequim Branch Library
Saturday, April 23
Drop in anytime:  10am — noon

Solve scientific mysteries, participate in fossil digs, and play dino-themed games at the library.


Little boy looking through a magnifying glass.

Backyard Scientist

Sequim Branch Library
Saturday, June 11
Drop in anytime:  11am — 1pm

Make pollinator puppets, solve habitat mysteries, and play nature-themed games!


Little girl painting on paper.

Creative Scientist

Port Angeles Main Library
Saturday, May 21
Drop in anytime:  10am — 12pm

Sequim Branch Library
Wednesday, August 10
Drop in anytime:  11am — 1pm

Weave your own masterpiece, investigate rocks and minerals, and explore plants and animals through a creative lens.


This program is made possible by a grant from Thrive By Five, and is part of a collaboration between NOLS and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

Endangered Species Day
Storytime

Pencil drawing of a sea otter.

Friday, May 20, 10:30am
Olympic National Park Visitor Center
(3002 Mt. Angeles Rd., Port Angeles)

NOLS is partnering with Olympic National Park to offer a special Endangered Species Day edition of storytime that will focus on biodiversity and feature a puppet show, stories, songs, and crafts
for 3-5 year-olds.

Limited space is available, and attendees are encouraged to
arrive early.

Established by Congress in 2006, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places. The goal of Endangered Species Day is simple—to educate people about the importance of protecting our rare, threatened, and endangered animal and plant species.

Endangered Species Day Logo National Park Service Logo

This program is generously supported by the
Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

Music for Baby & Me Storytimes

father and baby together

Beginning Friday, September 11,
at the Port Angeles Main Library.

Music for Baby & Me storytimes are free, and will occur:

Fridays at 11:15am
September 11 to November 20
January 8 to May 13.

This program features songs, fingerplays, and rhymes for babies up to 24 months-old and their parents or caregivers. After each session, parents and caregivers are welcome to linger, visit, and swap information. Those who attend three sessions will receive a free board book or audio CD to take home.

Toddler Storytimes

Mother with toddler and baby

Toddler Storytimes for children between the ages of 18 months and
3 years will resume at the Port Angeles Main Library.

This free program and will occur:

Fridays at 10:15am
September 11 to November 20
January 8 to May 13

Storytimes at the library feature picture books, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and wiggles. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.

Kindergarten Express Storytimes

little boy with a tower of duplo blocks

Kindergarten Express, a weekly program designed for 4-to-5-year olds, will resume at the
Port Angeles Main Library.

Kindergarten Express storytimes are free, and will occur:

Tuesdays at 10:15am
September 15 to November 24
January 5 to May 10

This storytime series features picture books, fingerplays, music, science projects, and crafts designed to help prepare preschoolers for kindergarten.
After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community. Parents and caregivers who attend three sessions will also receive a free book to take home.

Storytimes
Sequim Branch Library

Teddybear sitting on top of bookshelf with book display.

Library storytimes create critically important early literacy opportunities for young children and their parents or caregivers. A love for reading and books is one of the most precious gifts you can give to the young people in your life.

Toddler Storytime
For children ages 18 months-3 years
Wednesdays, 10:30am
January 13 – May 18


Preschool Storytime
For children ages 3-5 years
Wednesdays, 11:30am
January 13 – May 18


Baby Storytime
For children ages 0-18 months
Fridays, 2pm
January 15 – May 20

Family Storytimes
Forks Branch Library

Two kids with paperbag hats.

Fridays, 10:30am
September 4, 2015 through May 27, 2016

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays and fun craft activities!

Please note there will be no storytime programs on the following dates: December 17, December 24, January 1, April 8 and April 22.

Kindergarten Storytimes
Clallam Bay Branch Library

Little girl seated at table with puzzles.


Third Tuesdays, 1pm
September 15 through May 17

For children ages 4-6 and their parents or caregivers.

Enjoy fun fingerplays, crafts, dancing, singing, and more!

Neah Bay Family Storytime
Makah Tribal Head Start

Two pretty little girls.

Tuesday, May 31, 5:30pm
For children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers

Storytimes with the library feature fun fingerplays, crafts, dancing, singing, and more!

This event will take place at the Makah Tribal Head Start, located at 80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road in Neah Bay.

Library storytimes offer support to parents and caregivers by providing tips for effective ways to read, talk, sing, and play with the children in their lives.