North Olympic Library System

Off The Shelf: Fools for poetry

April is National Poetry Month and the North Olympic Library System can help you celebrate!

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

Off the Shelf: Books that buzzed in 2015

Here are four novels that flew under this reader’s radar in 2015. All these and more are available at your nearest North Olympic Library System location.

Off the Shelf: Get into the spirit of the season at the library

The North Olympic Library System has all the resources you’ll need this season as you snuggle in with those you love, whether it’s your pup, partner, kid or your cozy self.

Off the Shelf: An autumn harvest at your library

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

Off the Shelf: September happenings at your library

This July the North Olympic Library System, in collaboration with the North Olympic Library Foundation, introduced its first Tiny Olympic Library in downtown Port Angeles.

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: Summer adventures await at your library!

The North Olympic Library System has something for everyone this summer, from all-ages outdoor concert events, to exciting prize-winning opportunities and cultural programs.

Off the Shelf: Geo-what?!?

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

Off the Shelf: What’s new at your library

April is National Poetry Month and whether you are a lifelong poetry lover or newcomer to the genre, this is a great time to read poetry aloud with a friend, write a poem or share your favorite verses with a new generation.

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: New year, new reads for the entire family

After a wonderful season of indulgence, the new year inspires many to eat healthier and to be more active.

Off the Shelf: Winter cooking with your library

With a little help from December’s winter frosts, many of us are in the mood for bundling up, hunkering down and enjoying some scrumptious meals with the ones we love.

Uncover gems from the Bert Kellogg Photo Collection

Whether you are researching your family’s roots, interested in the past lives of the house you live in or are simply curious about the history of life on the Olympic Peninsula, the Bert Kellogg Collection — a trove of historical photographs curated by the North Olympic Library System — is a splendid place to start.

Off the Shelf: Oh, the places you’ll go!

Here is the latest Off the Shelf from the North Olympic Library System.

Plenty for youths at the library this fall

With the thrill of summer a glimmer in the past and the anticipation of beginning a new school year slightly dimmed, the Sequim Library stands ready to provide a series of fall programs to stoke the exuberance of youth in our community.

Off the Shelf: Check out e-resources

At the North Olympic Library System, a collection of convenient and free online resources, also called databases, can help you tackle some of life’s most pressing questions — from groundbreaking medical treatments to home repair tips to the perfect book for a summer’s day.

Off the Shelf: Enjoy a picnic and party with summer concerts

The North Olympic Library System offers seven evenings of live music at the Sequim Library and the Port Angeles Library this summer.

Off the Shelf: Time to tune into audiobooks

Talk to any staff member at the Sequim Library and it’s likely you’re talking to a fan of audiobooks. Many of us listen to the next installment of a great read while we’re in our vehicles, but there are lots of other ways to enjoy audiobooks.

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.