WSU Seed Library Partnership

The library is partnering with WSU Master Gardeners to bring seeds directly to you!

This year we will be offering only seeds grown within Jefferson County—the best seeds grown by your neighbors, friends, and local seed growers.

Here’s how it works:

1) Borrow a variety of seeds from the WSU Seed Library.

2) Grow beautiful, healthy plants to eat and for seed saving.

3) At the end of the season, return a portion of your seeds to the WSU Seed Library for the following year’s borrowers.


The WSU Seed Library will visit most Bookmobile stops on the following dates:

MONDAYS
Coyle Community Center: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Gardiner Community Center: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
March 21, April 25, May 23, June 20,
July 25, August 22, September 19, October 24


WEDNESDAYS
Cape George Firehall 10:00 – 11:00 am
Port Ludlow Village Store 2:00 – 4:00 pm
March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22,
July 27, August 24, September 21, October 26


SATURDAYS
Brinnon Community Center 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Quilcene Community Center 2:00 – 4:00 pm
March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25,
July 30, August 27, September 24, October 29

Citizenship Resources

Prepare for U.S. citizenship with these helpful resources, including a guide to naturalization, practice materials for the citizenship exam, and legal assistance to help you with the naturalization process.

Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates
Free / Low-cost Legal Services through a collaborative agreement with the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC). 

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education.

Washington Law Help 
A guide to legal information about your rights and responsibilities, community education events, and how to get help in Washington state.

CLINIC Citizenship Test
This study guide for the U.S. citizenship test explains the naturalization testing requirements and contains study units on U.S. history and civics.

USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (en Español) Oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS offers a civics practice test to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and government.

Citizenship Multilingual Resources
100 civics test questions and answers for the naturalization test in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

2021 Tax Preparation

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Printed tax forms and instructions for the 1040 and 1040-SR form and schedules 1-3, A-F, EIC, J, R, SE, 8812, 1099-MISC, and 1099-INT are available at the library or on the bookmobile. Library staff can help you locate and print other tax forms that you request. We cannot provide tax advice or assistance with completing tax returns. The tax filing deadline is April 18, 2022

IRS Resources

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. Click the link to see a location near you that provides assistance.

Tax Information for Small Businesses

Tax and management resources for small businesses in Washington State.

MyFreeTaxes.com

MyFreeTaxes is a safe, and easy way for individuals and households earning less than $66,000 to file their federal and up to three state taxes for free. United Way partners with H&R Block to provide its premium online tax filing software to help you easily and accurately file your taxes from your smartphone or computer.

COVID-19 Test Kits Available for Qualified Persons

COVID-19 Test Kits Available if you Qualify

January 12, 2022

The library is partnering with Jefferson County Public Health to distribute COVID test kits to persons who have had a direct exposure or have symptoms. Kits are not available to meet travel needs or other requests.

Each kit contains two tests as well as information on how to use them, where to report positive results, and the COVID Testing Flowchart.

To receive a kit, use the library’s or Bookmobile’s Curbside ServiceAfter arriving, simply call the Curbside phone number and staff will deliver the kit(s) to your vehicle/person, just like regular Curbside. No personal information will be taken other than the location of your vehicle to assist with kit delivery.

Jefferson County Public Health: COVID-19 Testing Information

Questions? Call or email us!
(360) 385-6544 or information@jclibrary.info

Contact-Free Library Services

 

 

Library Services to Keep You SafeThe library is committed to providing exceptional service to our patrons, even during these unusual times. We continue to work behind the scenes, including ordering and processing new materials, creating virtual online programming, establishing new ways of assisting you, and more. Here are some of our contact-free library services, designed to keep our community safe.

Contactless Holds Pickup

Place items on hold, then let library or Bookmobile staff deliver them to your trunk, rear seat, or on a designated table for pickup. Service Hours

Personal Picks
Don’t know what to read, watch or listen to? Fill out our new Personal Picks form and let library staff hand select items that match your interests!

WiFi Hotspots
Need internet access at home? The library has mobile Verizon Jetpack “MiFi” hotspots available for patrons to borrow. Reserve a MiFi

Wireless Printing
Let us print your digital files for you to pick up curbside from the library or Bookmobile. More information

3D Printing
Print a tool, a household item, a replacement part, or even a toy! Visit our 3D Printing page for information about how to search for designs, and how to submit them for printing.

One-on-One Tech Help
Get personalized technology assistance from the comfort of your own home. Register for a 30-minute tech help session with trained library staff.

Short-term Laptop Loans
Borrow a laptop for use on library property. Short-term checkouts are available Tuesday – Saturday when the library is open.

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Stay current with the library’s latest materials by subscribing to one or more of our eNewsletters.

Contactless Holds Pickup Services

Contactless Holds Pickup Services

Jefferson County Library

Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Friday/Saturday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Vehicle Service
• Park in a designated spot.
• Call the posted phone number.
• Staff will bring items to your vehicle’s trunk or open back seat window.

Jefferson County Bookmobile

Vehicle Service
• Park your vehicle. 
• Call the posted phone number.
• Staff will bring items to your vehicle’s trunk or open back seat window.

Walk-up / Bike-up Service
• Join line at table outside Bookmobile.
• Please wear a face mask to keep our community healthy!
• Keep 6 feet apart

Bookmobile Schedule

Brinnon Community Center
Tuesday, 10:00 am to noon
Thursday, 1:30– 3:30 pm
Cape George Firehall
Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Coyle Community Center
Monday, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Gardiner Community Center
Monday, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Paradise Bay, Shore & Spruce
Wednesday, 12:00 – 12:30 pm
Port Ludlow Village Store
Wednesday, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Quilcene Community Center
Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am – noon

Kanopy Kids: Featuring Unlimited Plays

Kanopy Kids provides free Streaming Videos for ChildrenThe library’s streaming video service, Kanopy, now includes Kanopy Kids: thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Kanopy Kids provides parents and caregivers with hundreds of streaming videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos. Kanopy Kids contains developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe.

Kids’ categories include TV Series, Learning Languages, Animated Storybooks, Anime Favorites, Classic Films and Movies for the Whole Family. Key titles include ArthurBabarFranklin & FriendsMaya the BeeWild KrattsBetween the Lions, and Little Pim. The collection also highlights classic films from Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton and Oscar® nominated titles, including A Cat in Paris and The Secret of Kells, plus family-friendly documentaries, Girls Rock and The Endless Summer.

Kanopy Kids adds approximately 100 new titles each each month, and provides unlimited plays, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining content without impacting the number of plays adults receive each month.

To access Kanopy Kids go to https://jclib.kanopy.com/ and click on “Go to Kanopy Kids” in the upper right corner. Click again to toggle out of Kids Mode and return to the main Kanopy collection. 

Traveling Trivia

Flaunt your knowledge of books, movies, pop culture, and current events at Traveling Trivia on Tap! Bring a team of friends, or come solo and we’ll find a team for you. New book and movie titles will be featured each month. 

Don't Miss Traveling Trivia, Fridays at 6:30 pmFebruary 7
101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse, Quilcene
Book: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Film: Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

March 13
Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum
Book: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Film: Hidden Figures (2017)

April 3
101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse, Quilcene
Book: The Collector by Jack Nisbet
Film: The Biggest Little Farm (2019)

May 1
Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum
Book: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Film: A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

Storytimes at the Library

Baby Reading BooksStorytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are held throughout each week. All sessions consist of age-appropriate picture books, songs, fingerplays, poetry, and often include playtime and crafts. Storytimes inspire a love of books and reading in participants of all ages. Research confirms that reading success starts with young children enjoying library storytimes!

Mothersong

4th Tuesday each Month
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Please join us for a multi-cultural sing-along for young children and their grown-ups.

Weekly Storytimes

Toddler Storytime
Mondays, 10:15 am
Toddler Storytime is for children ages 12 months to 30 months and features movement, music, puppets, and fingerplays as well as flannel stories and the reading of short books written with toddlers in mind.

Babytime
Tuesdays, 10:30 am
This 20-minute lapsit program for infants from birth to 12 months features action rhymes, baby sign language, songs, and movement designed to stimulate brain development and the enjoyment of music, language, and books.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 10:30 am
Bring your preschooler and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more designed to promote early learning. Preschool Storytime is followed by a craft or activity that encourages community building and enriches literacy.

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Group 
Fridays, 10:00 am
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are for children ages birth to 5 and their families or caregivers. Come play, read, sing, enjoy snacks and enhance the bond with your family and community. Sessions are free and open to everyone.

Kaleidoscope playgroup is provided by a partnership between Jefferson County Library, First Step Family Support Center and the Olympic-Kitsap Peninsula Early Learning Coalition, and through a grant from the Satterberg Foundation. Contact Darcy at 360-774-3413 for more information.

Homes for the Holidays

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Bakers and crafters of all ages and abilities are invited to design and build their own edible creations! Structures may be built out of anything edible, and the base should be no larger than 12” x 12” in size.

Patrons will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorites, and the winners will be announced at the library’s annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 11.

Submit your entry between December 1 – 9.

Gingerbread Contest Entry Form