New Hours & Programs for Library

Jefferson County Library is now open every day. New hours are Monday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 to 5 p.m. Administrative hours remain Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The bookmobile schedule will remain the same; see for the schedule of bookmobile stops.

November programs include the following:

Homes for the Holidays: Virtual Gingerbread House Contest—October 1 to December 22.

The library gingerbread folks are home for the holidays, but they need a place to live. You can build your home out of anything that can be eaten. Enter the contest and send a picture to the library. Register online to receive a free gingerbread-house supply kit or use your own supplies.

Kids Make It at the Library: Gratitude Gourds—November 2 to 30.

Kids ages 7 to 11 can use creativity and engineering at the library’s new crafting station. They’ll use strips of paper to list what they appreciate, then loop them together to make a gratitude gourd.

Outdoor Storytime—Each Monday in November, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Library staff will present an energetic outdoor storytime, rain or shine. Look for the group near the covered pavilion at H.J. Carroll Park in Chimacum. Storytimes will be created with preschoolers and toddlers in mind, but all ages are welcome.

Online Storytime—Each Wednesday in November, 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Join library staff on Zoom for stories, movement, songs, and rhymes geared to preschoolers and toddlers. This storytime is great for building a love of books to help shape strong readers.

Tech Tuesdays, Live on Zoom—3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

  • November 2 – eMaterials: Learn how to access and borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free with your library card using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • November 9 – Windows 11: Learn about this newest version of the Windows operating system, just released by Microsoft in October.

Book Discussion—The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero. Begins November 18, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Registration is required for a series of discussions about this Supreme Court justice and his story, written by Peter Cannellos. Harlan, who served on the court from 1877 to 1911, was often the single dissenter in the significant civil rights cases of his era.

Holiday Closures

Jefferson County Library and bookmobile will be closed November 11 for Veterans Day. The library will also be closed November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day.

The library is located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Contact the library staff at 360-385-6544 or email View the full event calendar at