North Olympic Library System

Off the Shelf: Animated films for adults

Animation is not just for kids! Adults who love film, visual arts, or stories that are not traditional Hollywood fare, can find real gems in… Continue reading


Gratitude, connection and comfort at the library

Initial election results are in, and after weeks of political news leading up to Election Day, many are ready for the warmth of upcoming holidays… Continue reading


Off the Shelf: Health resources at your library

“The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls” was published 20 years ago and has sold more than five million copies. “Guy… Continue reading


Off The Shelf: Every day is a day to learn

Today is the first day back to school for students in Sequim. Whether you’re young or young at heart, the library supports opportunities for lifelong… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Exploring the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula offers countless opportunities for exploring in nature, and summer is a great time to get out to the places you’ve been wanting… Continue reading

Small space fills big role at library

Library meeting rooms reflect the quintessentially democratic values of the American public library. The meeting room at the Sequim Library is an important — and… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: ‘Libraries Rock!’ during 2018 Summer Reading Program!

It’s summertime, and the staff of the North Olympic Library System have been busy since December, planning a whiz bang Summer Reading Program. Starting June… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Circulating water … and books!

This weekend kicks off the 123rd Irrigation Festival. Just as irrigation delivers water to foster growth, the library circulates nourishing materials and services to community… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Expanding horizons for the home-bound

When patrons are unable to make it to the library in person, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) brings the library to them. The “Outreach… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Cuddle up with a cozy mystery

On a cold and blustery day, there is nothing better than a comforting book, especially one labeled cozy. But what exactly is a cozy mystery?… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: Youth librarians without borders

The Sequim Library is a bustling “little library on the prairie” what with regular programs like Kids Create Art, Second Saturday Science, Storytimes, Paws to… Continue reading

Off the Shelf: I can borrow that at my library? Wow!

The Sequim Library is proud to house tens of thousands of books, on practically any subject that tickles your fancy. There is also an amazing… Continue reading

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