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Family Science with
Feiro Marine Life Center

Family Science with Feiro Marine Life Center

Join Feiro Marine Life Center educators and live ocean creatures at several North Olympic Library System branches to learn about marine life. This special family program is designed for children ages 4-6. Each child may be accompanied by one adult. Participants will explore touch tanks, ask questions, use scientific tools to find answers, and design new habitats for marine animals.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Monday, April 3, 10:30am, Port Angeles Main Library,  REGISTER

Wednesday, April 5, 11am, Forks Branch Library,  REGISTER

Thursday, April 6, 9:30am, Sequim Branch Library,  REGISTER
Thursday, April 6, 10:30am, Sequim Branch Library,  REGISTER

For additional information and to register for this program, visit the events calendar at www.nols.org, email , or contact your nearby NOLS branch location.

This free program is funded in part by the Albert Haller foundation and the North Pacific Coast Marine Resources Committee.

Feiro Marine Life Center
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1000-book goal in three years and provide their children with essential early literacy skills.

How to get started
To register in the program, visit your nearest NOLS branch library anytime throughout the year and pick up a helpful reading log to track your progress. Participation is free. To cheer you along, NOLS will give away a small prize for every 100 books you and your child read. Earn a Library tote bag when you’ve read 500 books, and a celebratory book at 1,000!

For more information, send an email to or contact your friendly library staff.

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of the Clallam Bay Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.

Music for Baby & Me Storytimes
Port Angeles Main Library

mother and baby together

Fridays,  11:15am
September 16 to November 18
January 6 to May 12
(No programs on 11/11 or 4/28)

It’s never too early to start reading, playing, and talking with your baby! Music for Baby & Me storytimes feature 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.

Kindergarten Express Storytime
Port Angeles Main Library

boy playing with blocks

Tuesdays at 10:15am
September 13 to December 6
January 3 to May 16

Kindergarten Express is a free, weekly storytime series featuring picture books, fingerplays, music, science projects, and crafts designed to help prepare preschoolers ages 4-5 for kindergarten. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.

Toddler Storytime
Port Angeles Main Library

Mother with toddler and baby.

Fridays,  10:15am
September 16-November 18
January 6-May 12
(Programs will not be held on 11/11 or 4/28)

This fun storytime at the library features picture books, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and wiggles for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. After each session, attendees will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting and education resources in the community.

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.

Baby Storytime
Recommended for children ages 0-18 months
Fridays, 2pm
October 7 — December 16
January 13 — May 19


Toddler Storytime
Recommended for children ages 18 months-3 years
Wednesdays, 10:30am
October 5 — December 14
January 11 — May 17


Preschool Storytime
Recommended for children ages 3-5 years
Wednesdays, 11:30am
October 5 — December 14
January 11 — May 17

Family Storytimes
Forks Branch Library

Two kids with paperbag hats.

Fridays, 10:30am
September 9, 2016 through May 26, 2017

Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, finger plays, and fun craft activities at the Forks Branch Library!
For children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers.

Please note there will be no storytime programs on the following dates: April 28, November 11, November 25, December 23, and December 30.

Kindergarten Storytime
Clallam Bay Branch Library

Little girl standing holding the book Learn and Play


Third Tuesdays, 1:30pm
October 18, 2016 through May 16, 2017
(There will be no program in December)

Enjoy fun fingerplays, crafts, dancing, singing, and more!
For children ages 4-6 and their parents or caregivers.

Neah Bay Family Storytime
Makah Tribal Head Start

Two pretty little girls.

Last Tuesdays,  5pm
October 25, 2016 — May 31, 2017
Please note there will be no storytime program on December 27
For children ages 0-5 and their parents or caregivers

Family 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.