North Olympic Library System

Off the Shelf: Let’s talk about the library

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… Continue reading

 

Off the Shelf: Picture books are worth a thousand words

The popularity of adult coloring books has led this librarian to believe that adults are craving … something. Is it a connection to their childhood?… Continue reading

 

Off the Shelf: Graphic Novels 101, for the hesitant or dubious

If you read, then graphic novels are for you. They are the illuminated manuscripts of the present era, artistic works in every detail from the… Continue reading

 

Off the Shelf: September’s here, so get your kid a library card!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month — a time when libraries across the country, together with the American Library Association, remind parents that a library… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Celebrate National Book Lovers Day!

National Book Lovers Day is Aug. 9 and there’s no better place to spend the day than your local library! The North Olympic Library System… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Building summertime memories

Summer always meant two things for me as a child: coming to visit my mom here on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and participating in the… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: New NOLS Grows seed library sprouts

Spring has been slow to arrive this year, but the North Olympic Library System got the growing season going early, with the rollout of a… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: New ways to access online resources at NOLS

Have you wondered when your ancestors arrived in the U.S. and how they got here? Need a non-biased review for that new TV you’re considering… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Wait! Is that really true?

Expressions such as “fake news” “alternative facts” and “post-truth” have become common phrases during the past few months. While most people realize that not everything… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Celebrate African American History Month with your library

“Things. Can. Happen.” So spoke Rep. John Lewis to a Tallahassee audience on the 50th anniversary of that city’s bus segregation boycotts. Referencing President Johnson’s… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: New Year’s revolution!

Planning some resolutions for the new year? While it’s always beneficial to evaluate where you are in life and make healthy adjustments, statistically, only about… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Finding common ground at your library

In the wake of the 2016 General Election, following a campaign that has been termed one of the most divisive in American history, many families,… Continue reading

Off The Shelf: May means mothers!

May is the month of flowers, parades, sunshine and, of course, mothers.

Off the Shelf: February goings-on at your library

Here is what’s in store at your library during February. For a calendar of all the free, fun and educational events taking place at the North Olympic Library System this winter, visit www.nols.org/events.

Off the Shelf: ‘Reading a Marathon’

This spring, the North Olympic Library System joined forces with the North Olympic Discovery Marathon to form a unique community partnership to encourage youths in Clallam County to read.

Off the Shelf: Getting tuned up!

Grab your picnic basket, a lawn chair and some friends and head over to the Sequim Library for the 2016 “Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series.”

Off the Shelf: Name your frame

How do you find your next great read? Word of mouth, blurbs, reviews? Do you judge books by their covers? Perhaps you seek out stories of immigrants, coming-of-age tales or Pulitzer Prize winners. You just might discuss the question with your local library staff!

Off the Shelf: At NOLS, se habla literacy

Promoting literacy is a primary value of libraries everywhere. The North Olympic Library System maintains a strong commitment to providing early literacy services and programming for children, as well as literacy education and enrichment opportunities for all ages.

Off the Shelf: Geo-what?!?

The North Olympic Library System has three geocaching kits that are now available for checkout.

Off the Shelf: An autumn harvest at your library

Librarians discuss the latest happenings in the Sequim Library in their monthly column.