Storytimes 2018-02-16T10:47:15+00:00

Storytimes at NOLS feature stories, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and fun. Studies show that children who are read to before the age of five develop essential pre-reading skills, supporting later success in school. Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development, which is why they are included in storytimes. These activities support skill development and encourage children to interact with their caregivers and peers in a fun, literacy-rich environment.

The Library provides many other early childhood development resources such as Storytimes to Go Kits and activity sheets. A list of these resources can be found on the kids and teens page.

For more information about storytimes, email


Baby Storytime

Wednesdays at 2pm
Sequim Branch Library

It’s never too early to read, play, sing, and talk with your baby! Baby Storytime at the library features action songs and nursery rhymes for babies ages 0-12 months.                                                                                                  


Music for Baby & Me Storytime

Fridays at 11:15am
Port Angeles Main Library

Music for Baby & Me storytimes feature songs, fingerplays, and rhymes for babies up to 24 months–old and their parents or caregivers.                                                                                                                                                                      


Wiggly Storytime

Thursdays at 10:30am
Sequim Branch Library

Catered to little ones between the ages of 12 months and 3 years who are moving around on their own, this storytime features action songs and activities designed to let them learn while they get their move on.                                                              


Toddler Storytime

Fridays at 10:15am
Port Angeles Main Library

This fun storytime at the library features picture books, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and wiggles for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers.                                                                                               


Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30am
Sequim Branch Library

Recommended for children 3-5, Preschool Storytime includes stories, music, rhymes, and action songs that will get children excited about learning.                                                                                                                                                                                


Kindergarten Express Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:15pm
Port Angeles Main Library

Kindergarten Express is a free, weekly storytime series featuring picture books, fingerplays, music and science projects designed to help prepare preschoolers ages 4–5 for kindergarten.                                                                                                      


Family Storytime

Fridays at 10:30am
Forks Branch Library

This interactive storytime features music, movement, rhymes, and stories for the whole family. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.                      


Evening Storytime

First and Third Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Sequim Branch Library

Evening Storytime is a chance for busy families to enjoy storytime together. Children will enjoy a few books, laugh and wiggle to some rhymes and songs, and are welcome to wear their PJs to the library!                                                                                              


Yoga Storytime

First Saturday of Each Month at 10:30am
Forks Branch Library

Yoga Storytime is a full body experience building early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! This interactive storytime will feature stories, songs, yoga poses, and breathing exercises for children and their caregivers. No yoga experience necessary.