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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.