North Olympic Library System

Off the Shelf: Building summertime memories

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: Building summertime memories
Off the Shelf: New NOLS Grows seed library sprouts

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 NOLS Grows seed library sprouts
Off the Shelf: New ways to access online resources at NOLS

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: New ways to access online resources at NOLS
Off the Shelf: Wait! Is that really true?

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: Wait! Is that really true?
Off the Shelf: Celebrate African American History Month with your library

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: Celebrate African American History Month with your library
Off the Shelf: New Year’s revolution!

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: New Year’s revolution!
Off the Shelf: Finding common ground at your library

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: Finding common ground at your library
Lobo Del Mar appears July 29 at the Sequim Library.

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.”

Lobo Del Mar appears July 29 at the Sequim Library.
Donald Davis' 'Mama learns to Drive.'

Off The Shelf: May means mothers!

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

Donald Davis' 'Mama learns to Drive.'
Off The Shelf: Fools for poetry

Off The Shelf: Fools for poetry

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

Off The Shelf: Fools for poetry
Local photographer Ross Hamilton

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.

Local photographer Ross Hamilton
Off the Shelf: Books that buzzed in 2015

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: Books that buzzed in 2015
Emily Sly makes recommendations to find at the Sequim Library.

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.

Emily Sly makes recommendations to find at the Sequim Library.
Art in the Library features work by Vana Arnold. It’s on view until Dec. 1.

Off the Shelf: An autumn harvest at your library

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

Art in the Library features work by Vana Arnold. It’s on view until Dec. 1.
Sequim’s Tiny Olympic Library is at Seal Street Park in downtown Sequim.

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.

Sequim’s Tiny Olympic Library is at Seal Street Park in downtown Sequim.
Off the Shelf: Name your frame

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: Name your frame
The North Olympic Library System has something for everyone this summer

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.

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

Off the Shelf: Geo-what?!?

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

The North Olympic Library System has three geocaching kits that are now available for checkout.
Celebrate National Poetry Month (April) with NOLS Poetry Walks.

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.

Celebrate National Poetry Month (April) with NOLS Poetry Walks.

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.