Kitsap Regional Library inspires our community to dream more, learn more, do more and be more. We serve our County's 258,000 residents through nine community library locations, online access to library materials and services, a traveling bookmobile and outreach services to individuals with significant barriers to using their Library location.
The Library has more than 400,000 physical items in its collection and we offer access to a wide variety of downloadable e-books, audiobooks and music and access to dozens of digital research tools.
Want to learn more about our future? Our goals and plans are derived from our Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.
Kitsap Regional Library is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners to serve five-year terms. The Board sets policy for the library system and hires and holds accountable the Library Director, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Library.
The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation raises, manages and allocates funds to support library programs that benefit all the communities in Kitsap. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.
Friends of the Library groups are organized at most library locations. Through fundraising events such as book sales, Friends groups raise money for items not in the Library's budget. If you are looking for a way to get involved in your community and if you love your library, consider joining the Friends group that supports your location.
Kitsap Regional Library's Board approves policies that govern the library system's operation. Policies are designed to assure access to library materials, to clearly outline the rights and responsibilities of library users and to explain the use of library-owned facilities.
In 2015, Kitsap Regional Library received a three year National Leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Libraries to design and implement a sustainable STEM programming model for public libraries. The project, entitled Make Do Share, collects tools and resources to support staff in planning, facilitating and improving STEM programs for and with youth.