Learn. Create. Connect.

for Parents & Teachers @ NOLS!

ABCs, apples and erasers

Teacher kits are now 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 permanent links in the dashboard on the left.

Children’s musician
Frances England

Picture of Frances England

This spring, have fun singing and swaying to the delightful tunes of children’s musician Frances England! There will be two opportunities to catch England’s fun and heartfelt music.

Friday, May 13,  10:30am
Sequim Boys and Girls Club
400 West Fir Street, Sequim

Friday, May 13,  6:30pm
Port Angeles Main Library

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of Sequim Library and the Port Angeles Friends of the Library. Questions? Contact the Youth Services Department by calling 360.417.8500 ext. 7705, or sending an email to .

Kids Create Art
Sequim Branch Library

Pretty blond girl painting.

Led by local artists, the Kids Create Art program series — recommended for ages 7 to 12 — creates fun, hands–on opportunities for children to explore various artistic media.
All classes will take place from 10am to 11:30am every third Saturday of the month, October through May.

Each session is free to attend, but with class sizes limited to 20 participants, preregistration is required. To register, visit the
Sequim Branch Library events calendar, call the library at 360.683.1161, or send an email to .
All materials will be provided.

  • January 16:
  • February 20:
  • March 19:
  • April 16:
  • May 21:
  • Colors, Colors, Colors (Part I)
  • Colors, Colors, Colors (Part II)
  • Spring Equinox Landscapes
  • Printmaking
  • Collage
  • Artist: Melissa Klein
  • Artist: Melissa Klein
  • Artist: Carrie Rodlend
  • Artist: Dani LaBlond
  • Artist: Dani LaBlond

Lego Club
Forks Branch Library

Close up picture of the tops of multicolored large legos.

Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm
November 18, 2015 through May 18, 2016
For children ages 6-14. Free.

Create a Lego masterpiece based on a weekly theme or build something totally unique! The goal of Lego Club is to encourage children to use their imaginations while working as individuals and teams. Each week will present attendees with a new theme to help encourage and guide new projects. All materials will be provided, and the Lego creations will remain in the library after each session.

Paws to Read
Port Angeles Main Library

Olypic Gentle Paws therapy dog and child reading

Thursday, May 5, 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
Sequim Branch Library

Sequim PAWS to Read

Watch your child discover the joy of reading with a little help from some furry friends at the Sequim Branch Library. Dogs from Olympic Gentle Paws will be inside the library listening to readers of all ages on the following days:

Second Wednesday of every month
October 2015 through May 2016
3pm to 4pm

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.

Wednesday, May 4,   3pm to 4pm

Wednesday, May 18,   3pm to 4pm

Wednesday, June 8,   3:30pm to 4:30pm