Summer reading

The North Olympic Library System challenges everyone in Clallam County to “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” this summer! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at and read – or be read to – daily to earn a limited-edition T-shirt and enter to win prizes.

Beginning June 13, pick up a free book, track your reading and participate in free activities all summer like a reading launch party with Olympic National Park for families, author talks and a Books and Locations program that pairs books with places to explore for adults, a weekly Discovery Club with art, nature and science activities for kids, and much more.

Summer reading is great at any age, but is particularly important for young people. Kids who don’t read during the summer can lose up to a third of what they learned in the previous school year. NOLS Summer Reading Program provides a fun way for families to help keep kids engaged, prevent the “summer slide” of learning loss and develop a lifelong love of reading.

Take the Summer

Reading Challenge

Sign up at and set a daily reading goal. Track your reading from Monday, June 13 through Saturday, Sept. 3. Whether you read for 20 minutes or two hours, it counts as a reading day. Read for 30 days to earn an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing and pick up a special Summer Reading Challenge T-shirt designed by local artist Melissa Klein. Read for an additional 30 days for a second entry into the drawing.

Each Grand Prize Drawing winner can select one of the following prizes: a $100 gift card to a local book store or restaurant, or a LEGO® set (up to $100 in value).

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

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, visit, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected]