Discovery Club offers nature, science, art activities

As part of the Summer Reading Program, North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is hosting a weekly Discovery Club geared toward youths (grades K-5), their families and caregivers.

From creative writing to art to science, children will find many ways to have fun, meet new friends, and try new things; visit nols.org/discovery-club to find details.

No registration is needed; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Discovery Club is held outside once weekly at each NOLS branch from June 28-Aug. 5.

Meet in the field behind library at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave,. at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays.

In Forks, join library staff at Tillicum Park on Tuesdays at 3 p.m., and at the Port Angeles Library outside of children’s area on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. At the Clallam Bay Library, Discovery Club is on the west lawn of the library on select Thursdays, July 7, 14, 28 and Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.

Discovery Club activities include:

• Week of June 27 — “Knot Tying Workshop”: Learn to tie knots during this hands-on workshop and take your project home to practice skills.

• Week of July 4 — “STEAM Stations”: Build a cloud viewer, make a model asteroid, and start your own nature terrarium in a bottle.

• Week of July 11 — “Take a Haiku”: Observe the landscape, learn about haiku and nature poetry then pen your own poem.

• Week of July 18 — “Recycled Art”: Art is everywhere! Create a masterpiece out of recycled materials and art supplies.

• Week of July 25 — “STEAM Stations”: Create a sun print, make giant bubbles and build with marshmallows.

• Week of Aug. 1 — “Cardboard Kingdom”: Build structures, make costumes and create a kingdom of cardboard.

This year’s theme for the Summer Reading Program is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” NOLS will offer free art, science, and literacy activities throughout the summer centered on experiences like exploring nature, learning outdoor skills, and more.

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit nols.org/srp, call 360-417-8500 or email to discover@nols.org.

The Summer Reading Program is supported by Friends of the Library groups at all four NOLS branches.