Discovery Club offers nature, science and art activities

As part of the Summer Reading Program, North Olympic Library System hosts a weekly Discovery Club for young people in grades K-5, their families and caregivers.

The Discovery Club is held outdoors once a week at each of the public libraries overseen by the North Olympic Library System – in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay – Tuesday through August 5.

No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet on the lot behind the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave,. at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. In Forks, join the staff at the Tillicum Park Library at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. The Port Angeles Library will lead the club outside of the Kids’ Zone at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. At the Clallam Bay Library, the Discovery Club can be found on the West Lawn of the Library on select Thursdays, July 7, 14, 28 and August 4 at 3 p.m.

Discovery Club activities include:

• Week of June 27 — “Knot Workshop”: a hands-on workshop.

• Week of July 4 — “STEAM Stations:” Each participant can build a cloud viewer, craft an asteroid model, and start a natural terrarium in a bottle.

• Week of July 11 — “Take a Haiku”: participants observe the landscape, discover haiku and nature poetry, then write their own poems.

• Week of July 18 — “Recycled Art”: Participants create masterpieces from recycled materials and art supplies.

• Week of July 25 — “STEAM Stations”: Activities include creating a solar footprint, making giant bubbles and building with marshmallows.

• Week of August 1 — “Cardboard Kingdom”: Participants build structures, make costumes, and create cardboard kingdoms.

This year’s theme for the summer reading program is “Reading Beyond the Box”. NOLS will be offering free arts, science, and literacy activities throughout the summer, focusing on experiences such as 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 [email protected] The Summer Reading Program is supported by Friends of the Library groups at all four NOLS branches.

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