2016 Summer Reading Program
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!
Why read during the summer?
Reading during the summer months helps prevent the loss of knowledge acquired during the school year, also known as the "summer slide". Reading five or more books during the summer can prevent the summer slide and enhance a child’s academic success during the next school year.
Summer Reading Events for Kids
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
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
Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts
Learn some basic martial arts moves and watch a demonstration from Port Angeles-based Phoenix Dragon Martial Arts.
Tuesday, August 9, 10:30am, Sequim Branch Library*
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*
A puppet show staged by local teens!
Tuesday, August 16, 6pm, Port Angeles Main Library
Teen volunteers will lead families and groups in fun lawn and outdoor games.
Thursday, August 18, 10:30am, Port Angeles Main Library
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.