The Library: Easy, Modern, Convenient, and Fun

Now With Expanded Hours

The Jefferson County Library is now open Tuesday to Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library continues to offer curbside pickup.

Bookmobile hours have also been expanded in Port Ludlow, providing an additional 30 minutes of browsing time. New hours are 1:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. You can find the bookmobile near the Village store.

Technology services. Computer reservations and assistance are available during all operating hours. Other technology services include short-term laptop loans for use on library property and 24-hour Wi-Fi access in the library parking lot.

Wireless or 3D printing and mobile wireless MiFi loans are also available. The library currently has 20 mobile wireless devices in circulation, providing free Internet access to patrons at locations of their choice.

Reading fun. The library’s summer reading program, Reading Colors Your World, is ongoing through the end of August. The final day to sign up and earn prizes is August 7. For kids and teens, prizes include a t-shirt and a book. Adults can earn a t-shirt or have their name entered in a raffle for a gift certificate from a local vendor. For a list of additional programs, see the library’s event calendar at jclibrary.info.

Mask up to protect others. Children 11 and under do not yet have access to a Covid-19 vaccine, so library staff is encouraging patrons to continue wearing masks inside the library and bookmobile. This action can help protect the young, the high-risk, and the vulnerable among us until everyone in the community has a vaccine available. Unvaccinated patrons are required to wear masks in public spaces.

R&R: It’s not what you think. The library read-and-return (R&R) collections are once again available at the Brinnon, Coyle, and Quilcene community centers during open hours. R&R collections are made available for times when patrons cannot make it to a library or bookmobile. No library card is required, and the shelves are self-service.

All R&R collections are stocked with materials carefully selected by library staff with volunteer assistance. The shelves have selections for all ages, and books can be returned to any library book drop. 

The Jefferson County Library is located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Contact the library staff at 360-385-6544 or email information@jclibrary.info