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2016 Summer Reading Program
for Kids
June 20 — August 20

WALK, RUN, DANCE, BIKE, JUMP, AND SKIP your way to the Library this summer! Receive a free book when you sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge, and earn chances to win an awesome new bike as you read during your vacation.

Sign up beginning June 20 at your library and keep track of what you read until August 20 for chances to win!

Summer Reading Challenge
Ages 3-12

  1. Sign up at your nearest NOLS library, and receive a free book!
  2. Read (or be read-to) for 14 hours or more. Keep track of the time you spend reading!
  3. For every 14 hours you read, you will receive an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a new bike.
  4. A special NOLS t-shirt will be awarded to everyone who reads for 100 hours!
kids on bicycles

Summer Reading Events for Kids


Children's Museum of Olympia

Summer Reading Kick-Off with the Hands On Children's Museum of Olympia

Celebrate summer by signing up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program. Build it BIG, explore circuitry and make things fly with the Hands on Children’s Museum of Olympia.

Monday, June 20,  2-6pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Lego Cool Creations!

Lego Cool Creations!

LEGO Cool Creations is an opportunity for participants to see how many objects they can create with 35 game pieces in 45 minutes, as demonstrated in author Sean Kenney’s book “Cool Creations in 35 Pieces”.
Recommended for ages 7 and up. Children may work on the kit alone or with a friend.

Registration is required! Register online, call the library at 360.683.1161, or send email to .

Saturday, June 25,  Sequim Branch Library
Session one:  10am
   Register online here
Session two:  11am    Register online here
Session three:  12pm    Register online here

Wednesday, June 29,  1pm,  Forks Branch Library   (no registration necessary)
Thursday, June 30,  1pm,  Clallam Bay Branch Library   Register online here

Oregon Shadow Theatre

Oregon Shadow Theatre

Anansi is a clever, witty, foolish, and greedy little spider who loves to eat but hates to work. Watch what happens as Anansi meets a river goblin, fights a chimpanzee, and plays a trick on his entire village!

Monday, June 27,  6pm,  Port Angeles Main Library
Tuesday, June 28,  10:30am,  Sequim High School auditorium 601 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim
Tuesday, June 28,  6pm,  Rainforest Arts Center 35 N. Forks, Ave., Forks


Summer Movie Series

Free screenings of family-friendly films at the Sequim Branch Library

Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown

Race for your Life, Charlie Brown
Friday, July 1,  2pm
Sequim Branch Library


Friday, July 15,  2pm
Sequim Branch Library

Air Bud

Air Bud
Friday, July 8,  2pm
Sequim Branch Library


Friday, July 22,  2pm
Sequim Branch Library

Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes
Friday, July 29,  2pm
Sequim Branch Library

Magician Joe Black

Magician Joe Black

NOLS regretfully announces the cancellation of magician Joe Black’s performances, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 5 at the Sequim Branch Library and Port Angeles Main Library, due to unavoidable last minute circumstances. There are currently no plans to reschedule this program. NOLS apologizes for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, July 5, 10:30am, Sequim Branch Library*
Tuesday, July 5,  2pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Bike Rodeo


Ages 2-12
Giddyup all you cyclists and ride on down to the Port Angeles Main Library for a Bike Rodeo.

Learn how to safely ride and maintain your bike at a series of stations and decorate your bike.
Complete all five stations and enter a raffle to win a special bike prize (must be present to win).

Tom Michowski of the Bike Garage will be on hand to explain how to take care of your bike.

Parental supervision and helmet required.

Made possible with support from the City of Port Angeles and Port Angeles Likes Bikes.

Saturday, July 9,  10:30am-12pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Knights of Veritas

Knights of Veritas

Discover facts and myths about medieval sports and fitness practices, and just what life is really like inside a suit of armour! Watch Knights of Veritas demonstrate the skill and physical prowess of authentic combat techniques from the Middle Ages using real swords!

Tuesday, July 12, 10:30am, Sequim Branch Library*
Tuesday, July 12,  2pm,  Port Angeles Main Library
Tuesday, July 12,  6pm,  Rainforest Arts Center, 35 North Forks Ave., Forks

Community sing-Along

Gather around a fire, roast marshmallows, and sing along to classic songs. The evening will feature an appearance by a real Port Angeles Fire Department engine!

Wednesday, July 13,  6:30pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green

Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green

Vikki and her entertaining posse of characters will offer magical moments for all ages.

Monday, July 18,  6pm,  Port Angeles Main Library
Tuesday, July 19,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library*

Science of Movement

Hands-on experiments, demonstrations and fun interactive projects led by all-star teen volunteers.

Wednesday, July 20,  10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts

Learn some basic martial arts moves and watch a demonstration from Port Angeles-based Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts.

Wednesday, July 20, 10:30am, Forks Branch Library
Saturday, July 30,  10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library
Tuesday, August 9,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library*

Alex Zerbe: The Zaniac

Alex Zerbe: The Zaniac

Jaws will drop and drool will fly as Alex juggles bowling balls and flaming torches, and slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card.

Tuesday, July 26,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library*
Tuesday, July 26,  2pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Giant Games

Get Ready for action-packed fun with the library's collection of oversized games! Featuring gigantic versions of Jenga, dice, Angry Birds, Kerplunk, cards, and more!

Wednesday, July 27,  2pm,  Tillicum Park, Forks


The Search for Mother Goose

A special performance by the Port Angeles Community Children's Theatre

Monday, August 1,  6pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Gansango Music and Dance

Gansango Music and Dance

A group of international performers will present traditional and contemporary dance and music from West Africa.

Tuesday, August 2,  10:30am,  Sequim Branch Library*
Tuesday, August 2,  2pm,  Port Angeles Main Library
Tuesday, August 2,  6pm,  Rainforest Arts Center, 35 North Forks Avenue, Forks

Creative Science with the Burke Museum

Explore science through art! The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture will present a special program for ages 3-5 that will have participants weaving, investigating, and exploring nature through a creative lens.

Wednesday, August 10,  11am,  Sequim Branch Library*

Puppet Theatre

A puppet show staged by local teens!

Tuesday, August 16,  6pm,  Port Angeles Main Library

Lawn Olympics

Teen volunteers will lead families and groups in fun lawn and outdoor games.

Thursday, August 18,  10:30am,  Port Angeles Main Library

Cute kid wearing goggles in the pool.

Pool Party Celebration!

Celebrate your summer reading achievement with a pool party!
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, August 20,  4-6pm,  William Shore Memorial Pool, 225 E. Fifth Street, Port Angeles

*In the event of rain, Sequim Branch Library events will take place in the Sequim Middle School cafeteria located at 301 West Hendrickson Road, Sequim

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