Off the Shelf – Local librarian helps select nationwide children’s book winner

What does a librarian from the Forks and Clallam Bay branches of the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) have to do with the book honored with this year’s Newbery Medal? The story begins in 2021 when Youth Services Librarian, Kristine Techavanich, was notified that she had been elected to serve on the next Newbery Award Selection Committee. Named for John Newbery, an 18th-century publisher, the 101-year-old Newbery Medal recognizes a single book from the previous year, which stands out as “the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for Children."


Off the Shelf – Downloadable Magazines now at NOLS

NOLS’ collection of magazines just got a lot bigger! In January, NOLS began a one-year trial of downloadable magazines, currently available through the Washington Anytime Library.


Off the Shelf – Books for You to Start 2022

There are so many great books to inspire you to live a good life – from following big dreams to committing to small daily habits. Maybe this is the year to finally get essential paperwork in order, do better at managing your finances, learn to draw, or commit to daily exercise. Whatever your goals are for 2022, stop by the library to browse the shelves or check out or to find a book that supports your personal growth.

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