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  • Small Space Fills Big Role at Library

    July 4, 2018 – Library meeting rooms reflect the quintessentially democratic values of the American public library. The meeting room at the Sequim Library 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. Read Full Article

  • Clallam Commissioners to Mull Taxing District to Fund Sequim Library Expansion

    June 19, 2018 – Clallam commissioners will consider adopting a pair of resolutions that would ask voters to create a taxing district to fund the $13.3 million expansion of the North Olympic Library System’s Sequim branch. After hearing a presentation from the North Olympic Library System’s director, Margaret Jakubcin, Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias asked for the board of commissioners to consider the resolutions during its upcoming July 3 meeting. Read Full Article

  • Sequim Library Expansion to be on November Ballot

    May 17, 2018 – Months of planning, community outreach and architectural design toward expansion, the Sequim Library got its stamp of approval from its elected board last week. The North Olympic Library System’s board of trustees voted May 9 to approve putting a $12.4 million bond proposal on the November ballot to fund expansion of the 6,050-square-foot Sequim Library to a 17,000-square-foot facility. Read Full Article

  • Off the Shelf: Circulating Water … and Books!

    May 2, 2018 – Now, 35 years later, the Sequim Branch Library is bursting at the seams, with community members again looking at ways to address the squeeze. It’s been an acknowledged problem for at least 20 years, and the library is actively working on a solution through the Sequim Library Expansion Project which is currently concluding Phase 2 (Conceptual Design). Read Full Article

  • Library Trustees to Consider Special District to Fund New Sequim Branch

    May 2, 2018 – A proposed expansion of the Sequim Library could go before voters this November depending on a special meeting of the North Olympic Library System’s trustees next week. Read Full Article

  • Officials Eye Next Steps toward Sequim Branch Expansion

    March 26, 2018 – Margaret Jakubcin, director of the North Olympic Library System — which oversees public libraries in Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks and Clallam Bay — detailed the library system’s plans to address overcrowding to NOLS board members Thursday. Read Full Article

  • Ballot Proposal Discussed for Sequim Library Expansion

    March 2, 2018 – The North Olympic Library System’s board of trustees unanimously agreed last Thursday, Feb. 22, with an ad hoc committee’s recommendation to pursue all-new construction — rather than a major remodel — as it looks into expanding the facility at 630 N. Sequim Ave. Read Full Article

  • Library Board Votes to Consider all-new Construction

    February 28, 2018 – On Feb. 22, the North Olympic Library System’s board of trustees unanimously agreed with an ad hoc committee’s recommendation to pursue all new construction — rather than a major remodel — as it looks into expanding the facilty off of North Sequim Avenue. Read Full Article

  • Trustees to Consider New Construction vs. Remodel of Sequim Library

    February 21, 2018 – Officials with the North Olympic Library System are closing in on a plan that would, assuming local support through a ballot measure, change the face of the well-used Sequim Library. Read Full Article

  • Off the Shelf: Let’s Talk about the Library

    December 6, 2017 – Friendly. Busy. Cozy. Crowded. These are a few of the words that have been used to describe the current Sequim Library facility. The branch was originally built in 1983 when US Highway 101 traveled through downtown Sequim on Washington Street and the population of Sequim and surrounding area was a fraction of what it is today. Read Full Article

  • Discussion of the Sequim Library Expansion Continues Saturday

    November 29, 2017 – Representatives with the North Olympic Library System, NOLS, and SHKS Architects host another community engagement project overview. Read Full Article

  • NOLS takes Next Step toward Sequim Branch Expansion

    November 1, 2017 – A conceptual design open house for the Sequim Library expansion project will be held Monday, Nov. 6, from 4-6 p.m. Read Full Article

  • Off the Shelf: Connect with your Community at your Library

    August 6, 2016 – Summer brings many visitors to this paradise on the Olympic Peninsula that many of us are lucky enough to call home. A good number of folks new to town stop by the library to get information, directions for exploring the area or to use the public computers to access email or print a boarding pass before heading back home. Read Full Article

  • Off the Shelf: With a lot of Help From our Friends

    March 24, 2014 – The Sequim Library: To a newcomer, it may seem a hip, bustling restaurant with servers, chefs and hosts choreographing magical meals for hungry patrons, queuing up at the door. But this welcoming, unique space has a long history and the magic took hard work from many friends.Read Full Article

  • Sequim Library Expansion Remains in NOLS Plan

    March 20, 2014 – Despite a dip in revenues, the North Olympic Library System remains set on maintaining its extended hours, increasing materials and taking the first steps to a bigger Sequim library. Read Full Article

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