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ABCs, apples and erasers

Teacher kits are available for checkout.
Each kit contains an assortment of books and materials supporting specific curriculum topics such as "The Human Body", "Wordless Picture Books", and more. Kits also contain an insert sheet containing lesson and activity ideas, web links to standards-based instructional support, and much more. Look for links in the dashboard on the left.

Clothing Exchange
Family Storytime

Cartoonish children's clothes hanging from a clothes line

Friday, September 23
10:30am, Forks Branch Library

Tuesday, September 27
2pm, Clallam Bay Branch Library
5:30pm, Makah Tribal Head Start (80 Ba’adah Village Loop Road, Neah Bay)

The West End library branches, in partnership with First Step Family Support Center, will present three free clothing exchanges and storytimes for children and their parents or caregivers. Each program will feature fun songs, rhymes, and stories, as well as a free clothing exchange. This is a perfect opportunity to swap your gently-worn children’s clothing for larger sizes—because clothes don’t grow, but kids do. Clothing has been generously provided by First Step Family Support Center.

Battle of the Books:
A Book Club for Fourth Graders

Battle of the Books is a year-long collaborative project between NOLS and schools from around Clallam County, including home-school families based in Port Angeles. Between October and February, Library staff will visit fourth-grade classrooms to discuss each book, and facilitate discussions for home-schooled fourth-graders (ages 9-10) at the library. All participating students will receive free copies of the books read throughout the year and a t-shirt featuring original student artwork.

Homeschool students must pre-register to participate; to register, visit the Youth Services Department of the Port Angeles Main Library, call 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or send an email to .

This year, participating fourth-graders will read the following titles for Battle of the Books:

The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Home-school student discussion: Monday, October 10, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library

How to Steal a Dog

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor

Home-school student discussion: Monday, November 14, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library


Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Home-school student discussion: Monday, December 12, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library

City of Ember

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Home-school student discussion: Monday, January 9, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Home-school student discussion: Monday, February 13, 1:15-2:15pm, Port Angeles Main Library

As a culmination to the program, teams of students from each school will compete for a trophy at 6:30pm on Friday, March 24 at the
Port Angeles Main Library
. For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at the Port Angeles Main Library at 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or send an email to .

The Battle of the Books program is made possible through generous support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, the Friends of Sequim Library, and the Friends of the Forks Library.

The Fourteenth Goldfish How to Steal a Dog Wonder City of Ember One Crazy Summer