Sequim Library Project Concept Exterior

Sequim Library Project

In June 2020, NOLS applied for the Library Capital Improvement Program Grant administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The funding would help correct pressing facility issues at the Sequim Branch Library; issues which have been exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19. In early October 2020, NOLS was notified that its application was selected as a recommended project, ranked 5th out of 33 applications, with recommendation for full funding of the project.

The grant allocation must be approved during the current the 2021 Washington State Legislative session. There is currently $10 million allocated for Library Capital Improvement Program (LCIP) Grants in Section 1060 of Governor Inslee’s proposed 2021-23 budget. In the House, HB 1080 is currently being considered.

Info about Past Efforts to Expand the Sequim Library
Staff Report on Grant Application (includes architectural drawings)

If project funding is approved by the Legislature, the Sequim Branch Library will be awarded $2 million in matching funds to help improve critical infrastructure including ADA-accessible bathrooms, expanded community access to broadband and computers, adequate office space, and additional room for educational, cultural and civic events.

Info about Past Efforts to Expand the Sequim Library
Staff Report on Grant Application (includes architectural drawings)
Sequim Library Project Proposed Floor Plan