From Jan. 1- 31, the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Books Like Us is a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book.
This winter, NOLS invites people of all ages to explore these books, from authors spanning an array of diverse backgrounds. Use #WinterRead2021 to join the conversation!
NOLS challenges patrons to read at least 10 books during the month and keep track of their reading at nols.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack app. Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn rewards from Simon & Schuster, including book collections and virtual author visits. Happy reading!
For additional information on programs and services happening at your library, visit www.nols.org, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.
Book Clubs for Teens and Tweens
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites tweens and teens to participate in online book groups from February through April. To join, just pick up a Words Matter (grades 5-9) or Teens Read (grades 9-12) Book Club set at any NOLS branch beginning January 5, and register at nols.org to receive the zoom login for after-school book discussions with library staff. Find links to short video book summaries on the registration page. The books are yours to keep, but supplies are limited. Copies of all titles are also available in many formats for regular check out.
The Words Matter Book Club (grades 5-9) will discuss: Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson,
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya, and I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall.
The Teens Read (grades 9-12) will discuss All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo, and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
For more information about this and other events and services happening at your library, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected]
Teen Lit Bags: A
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is excited to announce that teens can now subscribe to a monthly book service just for them! Readers in grades 7-12 may sign up to receive a monthly book bag to be picked up curbside. Each bag will contain two custom-selected library books along with treats and surprises!
To receive a monthly Teen Lit Bag, sign up at www.nols.org/teen-lit-bag. You may cancel at any time. Your bag will be ready to be picked up at your selected library on the first Saturday of each month. After you’re done with the library books, fill out the response card and return it along with the books. The rest of the contents are yours to keep!
This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.
For more information about this and other services at your library, visit www.nols.org, email [email protected], or call 360-417-8500. Curbside library service is available 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Clallam Bay Branch remains closed on Saturdays.
Craft & Chat with NOLS
The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites adults to enjoy an afternoon craft escape and some virtual connection on Thursdays in January from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Grab your crochet, knitting, or other craft project, your favorite afternoon treat, and join in this informal gathering to craft and chat together. You don’t have to be crafty to join— all skill levels and crafts are welcome! Register at www.nols.org, or by calling your local NOLS branch, to receive a Zoom link.
This program is generously supported by local Friends of the Library Groups. For additional information on programs and services happening at your library, visit www.nols.org, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.
Clallam County 4-H
offers We Connect
Clallam County 4-H, Jefferson County 4-H, Kitsap County 4-H, San Juan County 4-H, and Whatcom County 4-H present We Connect Global Citizenship project for youth age 13-18. This virtual project will be held every other Tuesday from 4-5 p.m., over Zoom beginning January 26th and running through late May. There will be an informational night on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 6:30 -7:30 over Zoom. Registration for the informational event is https://tinyurl.com/y6hbcld8. We Connect is free to teens already enrolled in 4-H. The enrollment fee for Clallam County 4-H is $25. Scholarships are available. Space is limited!
We Connect Global Citizenship is a project where teens get to explore how to think globally while acting locally. Objectives include increased intercultural and interpersonal communication skills, and gaining a better understanding of yourself and who you are in relation to others. Zoom sessions will be interactive and will allow plenty of opportunity for teens to connect with other teens in all five counties.
WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.