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3, 2, 1… Blast Off!

Every year, libraries across the country encourage youth to continue reading during the summer break. Daily reading is good for everyone, but is especially important for young people who are learning to read and developing critical thinking skills. Whether you’re a book-lover or reluctant reader, a kid or grown-up, NOLS is here to help you achieve your summer reading goals, and have fun doing it!


Read & Eat Gatherings

The Read and Eat Gathering will meet on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm at the Clallam Bay Branch Library of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS). Checkout an Asian Cuisine inspired cookbook and prepare a creation to share at the gathering! Come hungry and ready to discuss your chosen cookbook!


Celebrate National Poetry Month with Children

Every day is a good day for sharing poetry with children. Poetry is a powerful tool to use with children of all ages, bolstering vocabulary and developing critical thinking skills. Poetry encourages the reader to stop and reflect – two skills that are often missing in today’s fast-paced world, but which are important to a child’s academic success. Poems can be a wonderful springboard into conversation about the world.


Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza at the Clallam Bay Branch Library

This Valentine’s Day, the Clallam Bay Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to delight the special people in your life with a heartfelt and handcrafted card. The Clallam Bay Branch Library’s Annual Valentine Card-Making Extravaganza will take place during open hours beginning Friday, February 8, and continue through Thursday, February 14.


Junior Science Explorers at the Sequim Branch Library

Junior Science Explorers will be offered again at the Sequim Branch of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) in March and April. Nurture your child's natural sense of adventure and curiosity, encourage your child to be a persistent problem solver, and introduce your child to basic elements of scientific reasoning with preschool and primary science activities. These programs are designed for children ages 4-6 and their caregivers. Registration is required.


Gratitude, Connection, and Comfort at the Library

Initial election results are in, and after weeks of political news leading up to Election Day, many are ready for the warmth of upcoming holidays focused on gratitude, connection, and comfort. The library can help as you nurture yourself and your family this season.


The Care and Keeping of You: Health Resources at Your Library

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls was published 20 years ago and has sold more than five million copies. Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (both by Dr. Cara Natterson) came out more recently. Both books have educated millions of adolescents (and their parents) about their health. Clearly, there is an enormous demand for dependable health information. The library offers support for research, learning, access to online resources, and connection with local services.


Exploring the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula offers countless opportunities for exploring in nature, and summer is a great time to get out to the places you’ve been wanting to see. Head up into the mountains, head out to the beach, or enjoy a walk by the river. Visit your library to learn more about local places to discover, the geology of the region, and find topographic maps available for check out to guide you on your next adventure.


Meeting Freedom to Assemble Needs in the Sequim Library Meeting Room

Library meeting rooms reflect the quintessentially democratic values of the American public library. The meeting room at the Sequim Branch is an important, and busy, community hub! For non-profit events that are non-commercial in nature, and open to all, there is generally no charge to use the library meeting room. For other uses the rental fee is moderate. Reservations can easily be made online, up to three months in advance, at