Every day, patrons like you support the library by using our collections, attending our programs, and encouraging others to visit the library. Your uplifting passion for our libraries is greatly appreciated.

Today and tomorrow—May 3rd and 4th—you can help Kitsap Regional Library meet the needs of our growing community by donating to the annual Kitsap Great Give.  Donations from the Kitsap Great Give will directly support the library, our patrons, and our programs, including Summer Learning. Our spaces, like the newly opened Kingston Library, will transform through this enriching cause. And most importantly, our community will grow because of your support.

Kitsap Regional Library seeks to give every member of our community a unique opportunity to dream more, learn more, do more, and be more. I recently heard of a 100-year young patron who completed her Summer Learning goals last year. After receiving her Summer Learning t-shirt to honor her 100-hours of reading, she had this to say, “A sincere and heartfelt thank you. Thank you for my t-shirt. I wear it proudly (and stand a little taller.)”

 
"I wear it proudly, and stand a little taller." 
Be sure to pick up your "I Gave" sticker at any of our 9 locations.

We offer programs for all ages and your support makes it possible. For “May the 4th Be With You” Bainbridge Island families can learn from astronomers in the field about their local galaxy, not just those far, far away. And families at the Sylvan Way library can try directing short films using Star Wars LEGOs and stop motion animation. Perhaps Kitsap has the next Ray Harryhausen! May 4th will be the last Pop-Up Lab before the next school year—and I can recall so many impactful stories from this year. One of which inspired me to tears: a young girl who said she had been discouraged from science tried out circuitry for the first time and stated, “When I was making this today, I felt smart.”

Kitsap Regional Library is a collection of stories. The stories made famous by authors, directors, and musicians are only part of our collection. Our community stories, those made by the people who breathe life into this library, are the stories we hold most dear—because in Kitsap, we are the library.  

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