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2015 Summer Reading Program for Kids

June 15 to August 1

SRP kids slogan: Every Hero has a story

YOUR STORY BEGINS JUNE 15!  Earn a free book and a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet by participating in the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge during your vacation. Sign up today, and return your entry by August 1 for a chance to win.

Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

Earn a free book and a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet by reading during your summer vacation.

Participating is easy!

  1. Sign up at your nearest NOLS library.
  2. Read (or be read-to) for 14 hours or more. Be sure to keep track of your time.
  3. Visit your library and pick out a free book (one per reader, please). For every 14 hours you read, you will receive 1 entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!
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Summer Reading Events for Kids

*In the event of rain, Sequim Branch events will be held at the Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson.


Western shadow puppets.

Oregon Shadow Theatre Presents: Pecos Bill, A Tall Tale

Pecos Bil has been called the creator of the lasso, the Rio Grande, the first cowboy songs, and the rodeo. This production tracks Bill from his childhood (raised by coyotes!), through his adventures fighting mythical beasts, riding a cyclone, and falling in love with a catfish-riding lady, to the inevitable settling of the West.

  • Tuesday, June 30
  • Tuesday, June 30
  • 10:30am
  • 3pm
  • Sequim High School Auditorium
  • Port Angeles Main Library

Jeff Evans in a superhero costume.

Science Magic with Magician Jeff Evans

Demonstrations that look like magic can be explained by science, and Jeff Evans presents them all with pizazz! Discover how everyday items behave in extraordinary ways with the secrets of science.

  • Monday, July 6
  • Tuesday, July 7
  • Tuesday, July 7
  • Wednesday, July 8
  • Wednesday, July 8
  • 6:30pm
  • 10:30am
  • 2pm
  • 3pm
  • 7pm
  • Port Angeles Main Library
  • Sequim Branch Library*
  • Port Angeles Main Library
  • Clallam Bay Branch Library
  • Forks Branch Library

Picture of kids enjoying a hands on display.

Hands on Children’s Museum

Airplane launchers, wind tunnels, wooden cars and catapults! The Hands On Children's Museum of Olympia is coming to Clallam County. Participants will explore interactive stations that encourage scientific thinking, creativity, and engineering.

  • Tuesday, July 14
  • Tuesday, July 14
  • 10:30am
  • 3pm
  • Sequim Middle School Cafeteria
  • Forks Branch Library

Picture of a microscope.

Explore the Elwha with the Burke Museum of Natural History

Join the Burke Museum and explore the removal of the Elwha Dam and its effect on the people and wildlife. Participate in fun, hands-on activities and handle real museum specimens!

  • Tuesday, July 14
  • 2pm
  • Port Angeles Main Library

chidren roasting marshmallows.

Community Sing-Along

Gather around the fire, roast some marshmallows, and sing along with talented local musicians. The evening will feature a special appearance by a Port Angeles Fire Department engine!

  • Thursday, July 16
  • 6:30pm
  • Port Angeles Main Library

Paper cutouts of cartoon superheros.

Superhero Camp

An evil super villain has attacked Forks, and the town needs your help! Train to become a superhero by completing extraordinary challenges, training trials, and other astonishing feats. Every hero will create a cape and develop their special super powers.

  • Monday, July 20
  • 2pm
  • Forks Branch Library

Picture Rhys Thomas juggles 5 bowls on 5 long sticks.

Jugglemania

Acclaimed juggler and comedian, Rhys Thomas, teaches "Newtonian physics" using a rare blend of science, comedy, and circus arts.

  • Tuesday, July 21
  • Tuesday, July 21
  • 10:30am
  • 2pm
  • Sequim Branch Library*
  • Port Angeles Main Library

Picture Brian Vogal.

Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies

Vogan and his fab six-piece band play tunes the whole family can enjoy. Get ready to hear the band Wired.com says "elevates children's music through the use of smart songwriting, excellent production, and genuine substance."

  • Tuesday, July 28
  • Tuesday, July 28
  • 10:30am
  • 2pm
  • Sequim Branch Library*
  • Port Angeles Main Library

Superhero Summer Movie Series

For all ages – all selections PG-rated movies

Bolt DVD cover

Bolt
Friday, July 3, 2pm
Sequim Branch Library

The Incredibles DVD cover

The Incredibles
Friday, July 10, 2pm
Sequim Branch Library

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD cover

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Friday, July 17, 2pm
Sequim Branch Library

Ghostbusters DVD cover

Lego Movie
Friday, July 24, 2pm
Sequim Branch Library

Big Hero 6 DVD cover

Big Hero 6
Friday, July 31, 2pm
Sequim Branch Library


Young girl grafic

Superhero Readers

Grades 2-5
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a superhero reader! Keep up your reading skills this summer so you can soar into the new school year. Readers going into grades 2-5 are invited to “book a read” with one of our Superhero Volunteers this summer. During a 30 minute time slot, readers will read and be read to while working in small groups with a volunteer for reading help. Thanks to Americorps and First Step for their help organizing this program at the library. Space is limited in the program; sign-up is required. Call the Port Angeles Youth Services Desk at (360) 417-8500 x7705, stop by the Youth Services Desk, or email for more details.

  • Thursday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Thursday, July 23
  • Thursday, July 30
  • 2:15pm
  • 2:15pm
  • 2:15pm
  • 2:15pm
  • Port Angeles Main Library
  • Port Angeles Main Library
  • Port Angeles Main Library
  • Port Angeles Main Library

Cute kid wearing goggles in the pool.

Pool Party Celebration

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

  • Saturday, August 1
  • Saturday, August 1
  • Saturday, August 1
  • 4-6pm
  • 5-6:30 pm
  • 3-5pm
  • William Shore Memorial Pool
  • Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC)
  • Forks Athletic and Aquatic Center (FAAC)
  • 225 E. Fifth St. Port Angeles
  • 610 N. Fifth Avenue, Sequim
  • 91 Maple Avenue, Forks

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