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Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros – Children’s Day/Book Day

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites everyone to Celebrate el Día de los Niños/ Día de los Libros – Children’s Day/Book Day. Families can sing along with bilingual songs and rhymes during a special virtual performance by Marco Cortes, and enjoy an activity kit available at all branches.

Beginning Saturday, April 24, while supplies last, pick up a Día activity bag at your local NOLS branch. The bags include a bilingual copy of the book Carlos and the Squash Plant / Carlos y la Planta de Calabaza by Jan Romero Stevens, seeds to start your own squash plant, and a traditional Mexican recipe for using your squash! Additionally, tune in anytime during the week of April 24 – May 2 at or on NOLS social media, to sing along with bilingual children’s performer Marco Cortes!

On April 7, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed April 30 as Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/ Book Day) to encourage all people in the state to share in the joy of reading. Based on the Mexican holiday el Día del Niño, Día is a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Programs such as Día play a critical role in helping meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population, while also fueling understanding and acceptance. Día, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in Mexico in 1925. In 1996, nationally acclaimed US children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found el Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros in the United States.

For more information about this and other events and services happening at your library, visit, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected]

Día de los Niños

La Biblioteca North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invita a todos a celebrar el Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros. Toda la familia puede cantar y jugar con canciones y rimas bilingües en una muy especial presentación virtual por Marco Cortes, y disfrutar de un paquete de actividades disponible en todos los sucursales.

A partir del sábado 24 de abril, hasta que se agoten, recoja una bolsa de actividades en su sucursal local de NOLS, cual incluye el libro bilingüe Carlos y la planta de calabaza por Jan Romero Stevens, semillas para sembrar su propia planta de calabaza, y ¡una tradicional receta mexicana para usar su calabacita! Además, conéctense en cualquier momento durante la semana del 24 de abril al 2 de mayo en o en las redes sociales de NOLS, ¡para cantar junto con el artista infantil bilingüe Marco Cortes!

El 7 de abril de 2021, el gobernador Jay Inslee proclamó el 30 de abril como el Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros (Día del Niño / Día del Libro) para alentar a todas las personas del estado a compartir la alegría de la lectura. Basado en la fiesta nacional mexicano el Día del Niño, Día es un programa bibliotecario nacional que fomenta la alfabetización para todos los niños de todos los orígenes. Los programas como Día juegan un papel fundamental para ayudar a satisfacer las necesidades de una población cada vez más diversa, al mismo tiempo que fomentan la comprensión y la aceptación. Día, también conocido como El día de los niños / El día de los libros (Día del niño / Día del libro) es un compromiso de incluir y celebrar una variedad de culturas todos los días, durante todo el año. Día es un aumento del Día del Niño, que comenzó en México en 1925. En 1996, el autor estadounidense de libros infantiles aclamado a nivel nacional Pat Mora propuso vincular la celebración de la infancia y los niños con la alfabetización para fundar el Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros en los Estados Unidos.

Para más información sobre esto y otros eventos y servicios de su biblioteca, visite, llame 360-417-8500, o mande un correo electrónico a [email protected]

PC Foundation Announces New Scholarships, Including Full Tuition Welding Scholarship, with May 9 Application Deadline

The Peninsula College Foundation, in partnership with EDC Engineering LLC in Seattle, is offering an annual full tuition scholarship for a first and second-year welding student attending Peninsula College beginning this fall. Female applicants will receive priority consideration, and awardees completing the academic year in the top 10 percent of their class will receive an additional $1,000 award at year-end.

“Job opportunities await PC welding students, as EDC Engineering offers them employment opportunities to work and complete the two-year AAS welding program at the same time,” Peninsula College Welding Program Coordinator Eoin Doherty said.

Students who work for EDC will have housing arranged for them by the company in West Seattle. PC welding students will be working on US Navy battleships, guided missile cruisers, landing craft, and more, not only at Harbor Island in Seattle, but at other Naval Installations, both domestically and possibly at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii too.

“EDC was drawn to our program by our extensive aluminum curriculum,” Doherty said. “We are one of a very few welding programs that teaches nearly every semi-automatic welding process, and this drew the attention of Eric Hendrickson, CEO of EDC Engineering. Recently, he came up for a visit and was extremely impressed with our program and wanted to work with PC welding immediately and offer scholarships to our students.”

New and returning PC students can apply online for the welding scholarship, and more than $100,000 in PC Foundation scholarships, by following these steps:

• Visit

• Create a login and a personal profile, or update existing profile.

• Enter “Peninsula College” in the search toolbar to see the list of all available PC Foundation scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

• Apply by May 9, 2021 (late applications are not accepted).

There is no fee and no limit to the number of scholarships that an individual can apply for, as long as the criteria for the scholarship are met.

Other awards are available for new students attending Peninsula College in fall 2021.

• The Prof Tech $1,000 award will be given to every newly enrolled student in one of PC’s one-year certificate or two-year degree professional / technical (vocational) programs. Visit for more information.

• The entire cost of the six-week NAC Program will be covered for every newly enrolled NAC student this fall. For more information email: [email protected]

• Every student in the Peninsula College’s nursing program will receive a $1,000 PC Foundation award.

Learn more about the PC Welding Program at

For information about the Foundation or its scholarships, please email [email protected] or call 360-417-6400.

CreativiTea: Embroidery

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites adults to grab a warm cup of tea (or other favorite beverage) and join friends for a virtual crafting get-together. CreativiTea: Embroidery will take place on Tuesday, May 4, from 6-8 p.m. on Zoom. Register at, or by calling your local NOLS branch, to receive a Zoom link and to reserve a craft kit for pickup.

Learn some basic embroidery stitches and get a jump start on this original forest-themed embroidery project. No prior embroidery experience needed and all supplies will be provided. Participants will learn running, satin, chain, and French knot stitches. Learn a new craft and begin a project you can continue creating after the program is over!

For additional information on programs and services happening at your library, visit, email [email protected], or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.