2020 Election & Voter Information

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Online Voters Guide

Access the November 3, 2020 General Election Voters’ Guide online. Printable Voters Guide (Coming Soon!)

Jefferson County Auditor – Elections

Find local information about elections and voting.

Secretary of State Elections & Voting Information 

Information on voting in Washington from the Secretary of State.

Find Your Legislator

Find your legislative district, statewide and congressional district maps, and information about your legislator.

MyVote

Check your voter registration status, view personal voting history, print a ballot or find drop box and voting center locations.

Vote411

See the races on your ballot, compare candidates’ positions side-by-side, build your ballot with an online voters’ guide, and much more. 

FactCheck.org

Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Vote Smart

Useful tools for voters, including voting records, politician biographies and contact information, interest group ratings, a collection of public statements, and campaign finance records.

Contactless Holds Pickup Services

Contactless Holds Pickup Services

Jefferson County Library

Tuesday – 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.

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

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 Johnston’s Realty
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 – 4:00 pm
Quilcene Community Center
Tuesday, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am – noon

Read our latest Letter from the Director for details and important information!

2019 Tax Preparation

Image of hand holding pen writing the words Income Tax and a link to Preparation and Assistance.Printed tax forms and instructions for the 1040 form and schedules 1-6 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 has been extended to July 15, 2020.

IRS Resources

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.

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.

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

Hour of Code

Hour of Code logoHour of Code originated in 2013 as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, and show that anybody can learn the basics of computer coding. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, expanding to schools, libraries, and communities all over the world. 

Join the fun! All ages are invited to drop in between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to celebrate Hour of Code and learn about computer coding through several hands-on, interactive stations.

Open Tech 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Drop in and work with library staff to receive individual assistance with your computer or handheld device. Bring your device or ask to borrow one of ours.

Learn more about Hour of Code.

Tech Tuesday at the Library

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Join us on Tuesdays for free, one-hour technology classes and individual assistance with your computer or handheld. Bring your device or borrow one of our laptops.

Drop-in Open Tech Assistance
EVERY Tuesday
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Classes held 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Class Schedule

December 10 – Staff’s Favorite Apps 2019
Staff will share their favorite Apple and Android apps and show you how to download them to your tablet or smartphone.

PLEASE NOTE: Tech Tuesdays will be on Holiday Hiatus December 17 thru December 31. Join us for our first class of the New Year on Tuesday, January 7, 2020!

January 7 – Apps for New Year’s Resolutions
Whether you want to get in shape, get organized, save money, or manage stress, there’s an app to help you along the way. Join us as we explore a collection of apps designed to keep you focused and help you achieve your goals in the coming year.

January 14 – Free eBooks and Audiobooks
Access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks free with your library card. Learn how to borrow them, instantly, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Timeslips: Creative Storytelling for People with Memory Loss

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Join us for TimeSlips, a creative storytelling method that replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. Originally designed as a way for people with dementia to connect with their care partners, TimeSlips has evolved into a way for people to grow and connect across ALL challenges of memory loss. Storytelling empowers people to participate, access their imagination and connect with others. Evidence-based research indicates that TimeSlips brings meaning and purpose into lives, is engaging, empowering, and fun for all who participate.

Everyone welcome. No registration required.

Sponsored by the East Jefferson County Memory cafe and facilitated by Carolyn Christina Manzoni and Randi Winter.

Learn more about TimeSlips at timeslips.org