Library Offers New Evening Hours and New Summer Programs

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, Jefferson County Library (JCL) will be open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Computers are being moved back into the main library area and will be available for use during all hours of operation.

Protective face masks may still be required inside the library, and social distancing is encouraged. Please note the library will be closed Saturday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.

Programs for All Ages. The library’s summer reading program for kids and adults, Reading Colors Your World, kicked off in June. National studies have determined that students who participate in library summer reading programs score higher on reading tests at the beginning of the next school year. You can still register online or in person at the library. Prizes for reading are being provided by Friends of the Library.

JCL is offering a variety of programs every week in July. They include workshops on computer coding, cartoon drawing, pendant making, trivia games, glass blowing, and tech topics. Learn about July events at jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/upcoming. Below are some highlights:

Animation Workshops for Teens. Teens can join animator Jim Bradrick for a four-week online class Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will work as a team to create combined animations, sync artwork to sound, and share their videos. A preview video tutorial will be available until Monday, July 5, at jclibrary.librarymarket.com/index.php/events/srp-online-pencil2d-tutorial. Registration for the class is required at jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/srp-online-teen-animation-workshop.

Science Magic. All ages are invited to experience the science magic of Jeff Evans on Tuesday, July 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. His exciting demonstrations look like magic and explore the science behind the tricks. You can gather a few household items and follow along for at-home magic fun. To join the online session, go to jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/science-magic.

Take & Make Fridays. Each week, kids and teens can pick up a different packaged craft kit and explore colorful creations. The kits include supplies, instructions, and interesting facts. New craft kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis every Friday at the library and every Monday at the bookmobile. No registration is required. The program is cosponsored by Friends of the Library.

Virtual Studio Tour. On Tuesday, July 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.,all ages are invited to virtually tour the studio of artist Kazu Kibuishi, best-selling author of the Amulet graphic novel series. During Draw and Chat with Kazu Kibuishi, you can learn about his current projects and watch him in a drawing and painting demonstration. For more information, see jclibrary.librarymarket.com/index.php/events/draw-kazu-kibuishi.

Outdoor Storytimes. Bring the whole family to hear stories, sing songs, and enjoy physical movement to build a love of reading and learning. Bring a blanket or cushions to sit on and keep safe distances. These events will be held at HJ Carroll Park, Brinnon Community Center, and Quilcene School playing field. For dates, times, and locations, go to jclibrary.librarymarket.com/events/month/2021/07?keywords=summer%20outdoor.

The Jefferson County Library is located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Wi-Fi is available in the parking lot 24/7. Contact the library staff at 360-385-6544 or email information@jclibrary.info