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Children’s Area Closed
for Renovation
August 3 -29

Picture of children's area in Port Angeles.

The Port Angeles Main Library’s children’s area will be closed Monday, August 3, through Saturday, August 29, while a major renovation of the space is completed. During the closure of the children’s area, a small collection of children’s items for browsing and checkout will be available elsewhere in the library. Patrons may also continue to place holds on and check out children’s material from other branches. The rest of the Port Angeles Main Library will remain open and operate as normal during the renovation project.

After 18 years of heavy use, the children’s area has begun to show its age. The closure will allow the children’s area to be completely emptied so that aging carpet can be replaced, the walls painted and new electrical work completed. Layout of collection and furnishings will be reconfigured to better meet modern services and customer needs, and furnishings and technology will be updated. One of the more exciting new elements of the remodel will be an interactive learning space specifically designed to teach the Every Child Ready to Read program’s Pre-literacy Skills and Practices and STEM goals through interactive play.

The renovation project, estimated to cost $40,000, is being funded by the North Olympic Library System, as a planned project of NOLS 2015 Capital Improvement budget. The custom interactive furnishings have been made possible by a very generous $20,000 donation from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library.

For additional information, contact Noah Glaude, Main Library Manager, at or 360.417.8500 x7717.

Pajama Storytime
Port Angeles Main Library

Children in pajamas listening to teen read story

Thursday, September 17
6:30pm
All ages

Put on your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed friend, and join a fun-filled pajama storytime at the Port Angeles Main Library. This is a great opportunity to rediscover your favorite children’s books, enjoy songs, crafts, rhymes, and fingerplays, and explore the new-and-improved children’s area!

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
October 7 – December 16
January 13 – May 18


Preschool Storytime
For children ages 3-5 years
Wednesdays, 11:30am
October 7 – December 16
January 13 – May 18


Baby Storytime
For children ages 0-18 months
Thursdays, 11am
October 8 – December 17
January 14 – May 19

Family Storytimes
Forks Branch Library

Two kids with paperbag hats.

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

Please note there will be no storytime programs on the following dates: November 27, December 25, January 1, or April 8.

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

Kindergarten Storytimes
Clallam Bay Branch Library

Little girl seated at table with puzzles.


Third Tuesdays, 1:30pm
September 15 through May 17

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

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