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2016 Summer Reading Program
Babies and Toddlers
June 20 — August 20

Early Literacy Program

It’s never too early to read to your child! Summer reading is for everyone—old and young. Research shows that reading, singing, playing, talking and writing with your child can increase kindergarten readiness. The library can help support these activities through its programs and early learning spaces. Sign up for summer reading and visit the library today!

Parents and caregivers!

Participate in the Early Literacy Challenge with the baby or toddler (ages 0-2) in your life for a chance to win a pass to OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK!

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Here’s how to get started:

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Sign up at your nearby NOLS branch
to receive a game sheet and free book.

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Complete 10 activities and read for 10 hours
to enter a drawing for the Park pass.
One entry per person, please!

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Summer Reading Events for Babies & Toddlers


BABY GONNA PLAY

It’s never too early to start visiting the Library! Make a date to play at these casual and unsupervised programs. NOLS will bring the shaker eggs, scarves, and puzzles; you bring the fun!

Baby Play Dates @ The Sequim Branch Library
for ages 0–2 years

  • Wednesday, June 22,  2pm
  • Wednesday, June 29,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 6,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 13,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 20,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 27,  2pm
  • Wednesday, August 3,  2pm
  • Wednesday, August 10,  2pm
  • Wednesday, August 17,  2pm

Baby Play Dates @ The Port Angeles Main Library
for ages 0–3 years

  • Wednesday, July 6,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 13,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 20,  2pm
  • Wednesday, July 27,  2pm
  • Wednesday, August 3,  2pm
  • Wednesday, August 10,  2pm
  • Wednesday, August 17,  2pm

SUMMER STORYTIMES

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Move it! (Ages 1-3)

Move and groove at a special storytime designed to get the wiggles out. Featuring songs, rhymes, and stories for movers and shakers.

Wednesday, June 29, 10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

Storytime and Crafts (Toddlers and Preschoolers)

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Wednesday, July 6,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library
Wednesday, July 13,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library
Wednesday, July 20,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library
Wednesday, July 27,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library

Soccer Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Soccer-themed stories, games, and crafts led by special guests from the Peninsula College soccer team!

Thursday, July 7, 10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

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Ready, Set... Dress Up! (Ages 2-6)

Wear your favorite dress-up duds at this storytime featuring songs, rhymes, stories, and a dress-up party set to music!

Friday, July 8, 10:30am,  Forks Branch Library

Tuedsay, July 26, 10:30am,  Clallam Bay Branch Library

Pre-registration required for Clallam Bay.   Register here

Yoga Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Breathe, stretch, play, and sing with Jenny Houston of Poser Yoga!

Thursday, July 14, 10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

Toothy Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Read toothy stories, sing rhymes about molars, and make a craft with Dr. Kristi of Irwin Dental Center. All participants will receive a free toothbrush!

Thursday, July 21, 10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

Swimming Storytime (Ages 3-5)

Don your flippers and goggles for a water-themed storytime. Bring your beach gear and enter to win a drawing for a one-day pass to the William Shore Pool!

Thursday, July 28, 10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

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Princess Storytime (Toddlers and Preschoolers)

Pink! Glitter! Tiaras! Release your inner-princess with Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty at this special storytime.

Wednesday, August 3, 10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library

Yoga Mamas (Ages 0-12 months)

Jenny Houston of Poser Yoga leads new moms and their babies in breathing techniques and safe ways to move together.

Saturday, August 6, 11:15am,  Port Angeles Main Library

Parachute Time (Ages 2-5)

Sing songs, learn rhymes and games, and play with the library’s giant parachutes!

Tuesday, August 9, 2pm,  Port Angeles Main Library


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Additional events for adults and all-ages can be found on each NOLS Branch Events page.