Sequim Library Send Off Party

Sequim Branch Library:
Saturday, March 9, 10am-3pm

Sequim Library is closing soon for construction!

Join friends and neighbors to celebrate the last day at the current Sequim Library! Enjoy treats, share memories, pick up your holds and browse the collection one more time before the 3-week relocation closure.

The library will reopen in the temporary location at 609 W. Washington on Monday, April 1.

Learn more about the Sequim Library and Expansion Project.

Sequim Library History
In 1915, the Sequim Women’s Club started a circulating library of 300 books. The books were later given to service members during World War I. In 1923, the Progressive Club bought land for a library at 415 N. Sequim Ave. The Clyde Rhodefer Memorial Library was built 13 years later, after receiving financial support from the Public Works Administration. In 1947, the library became part of the newly-formed Clallam County Rural Library District, which later became the North Olympic Library System (NOLS), as it is known today.

The library eventually outgrew the little building at 415 N. Sequim Ave. and in 1983, relocated to its present location at 630 N. Sequim Ave. The land was donated by Gertrude Nelson, and the library was built with generous support from the City of Sequim, the Friends of Sequim Library, and many others throughout the community.

In 2024, construction on the Sequim Library Expansion and Renovation Project will begin. This project will address critical facility issues including ADA-accessible bathrooms, a fire-sprinkler system, increased space for collections, improved community access to broadband and computers, new study and conference rooms, adequate staff space, and more room for educational, cultural and civic events.

This program is generously funded in part by Friends of Sequim Library.

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