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2017 Summer Reading Program
June 17 – August 19

2017 Summer Reading Program <br /> June 17 – August 19

Start exploring the exciting events,
reading challenge and prizes now!

Kids Create Art
Forks Branch Library

clay fish used as candy dish with jelly beans in its wide mouth

This summer at the Forks Branch kids can create art in a series of workshops for children. These fun introductory art workshops take place from 3pm to 4:30pm the first Thursday of each month from July through August.

Each Kids Create Art session will offer participants an opportunity to explore various artistic materials.
Workshops are recommended for ages 7 to 12.
Due to limited class sizes, pre-registration is required.

Summer Schedule

  • July 6 —
  • August 3 —
  • Learn to use air dry clay and simple tools to form a pinch-pot candy monster.

    REGISTER here

  • Young artists will have an opportunity to work with pencils, paints, print blocks and rollers to create a pop-art-styled, multi-imaged animal print.

    REGISTRATION begins 7/20/17

For more information, email .

Make A Better World:
Maker Fair
Port Angeles Main Library

Build A Better World Maker Faire

Wednesday,  July 26,  9:30am – 12pm
For young people 0-18

Calling all inventors, crafters, makers, and doers ages 0-18! Applications are now being accepted for a Maker Fair designed for and by young people ages 0-18. Kids and teens who have a special talent or skill they would like to share with others are welcome to apply.

Limited space is available.

Applications are due June 26 and can be found here.

Paws to Read
Port Angeles Main Library

Olypic Gentle Paws therapy dog and child reading

Thursday, July 6, at 3:30pm

Dogs make great listeners for readers of all ages!
Share a story with a furry, four-legged friend from Olympic Gentle Paws Therapy Dog Club.

Reading to a dog or other pet provides a non-judgmental audience and encourages reading with confidence in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Research shows that the more a child reads, the more their reading skills will improve. For nervous or self-conscious readers, reading to therapy dogs can be a helpful way to practice reading without feelings of intimidation or judgment.

For readers of any age and level, Olympic Gentle Paws therapy dogs are here to listen!

Paws to Read
Forks Branch Library

Paws to Read

Practice your reading skills with Tally the therapy dog! Children can build their reading skills and find encouragement and reading success by reading aloud to dogs that are trained to listen and be attentive. Tally and her trainer are members of the Olympic Gentle Paws.

Friday, July 7,   3:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 12,   2:30pm to 3:30pm
Thursday, August 3,   3:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, September 8,   11am to 12pm