Explore Olympic! daypacks are available for checkout through the North Olympic Library System.
Olympic National Park and the North Olympic Library System are teaming up to help local families explore the spectacular national park in our own backyard. Beginning June 5, Explore Olympic! packs will be available for check out at any NOLS branch.
Daypacks are filled with discovery tools for exploring the park, including trail and field guides, binoculars and reading materials for youths. Families who check out a pack will receive a seven-day entrance to Olympic National Park through a donation by Washington’s National Park Fund.
“We are thrilled to see these packs made available to our North Olympic neighbors and very grateful to the library and our partners for making it possible,” said Olympic National Park superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “I extend my heartfelt invitation to every family who checks out an Explore Olympic! pack – please use the complimentary entrance pass and come visit and enjoy Olympic National Park.”
The Explore Olympic! pack program is a terrific way for families to explore and discover the remarkable natural resources of Olympic National Park. Research shows that children who are encouraged to explore their surroundings are more motivated to become curious, engaged learners.
When it’s time to return the pack, NOLS has lots of resources to pique that curiosity. The libraries have books, DVDs and other materials for all ages about the trails, history, geology, plants and animals of Olympic National Park. To learn more, visit www.nols.org or ask any library staff member for assistance.
The Explore Olympic! pack program is funded by Olympic National Park partners Washington’s National Park Fund and Discover Your Northwest. More information about the park is available at www.nps.gov/olym or “Like” Olympic National Park on Facebook for frequent updates and ideas for exploring.
For information on this and other library services for families, contact the Forks Library at 374-6402, the Clallam Bay Library at 360-963-2414, visit the NOLS website at www.nols.org or e-mail Director@nols.org.