I love microfilm. There, I've said it. I know, it's not flashy, but there's something about it... One of my first research projects in college involved scrolling through reels of the 1850s Times of India. That physical paper would have been off limits to me, the paper so fragile that it would fall apart if breathed on wrong.
Sylvan Way Library is a great place to visit for novice and experienced genealogists alike.
Kitsap Regional Library in partnership with the Puget Sound Genealogical Society provides a Genealogy Center at the Sylvan Way Branch. PSGS volunteers at the center can help you understand and use the genealogical resources available at KRL and in the special genealogical collection housed in the center. In addition, PSGS offers a series of classes to help you get going in genealogical research and presents monthly programs at their general membership meetings.
"Whaaaaat?! No Way!" " You mean I can get lists of people in Kitsap county that are politically conservative, that shop online, that just moved, that started a business within the past 6 months, that have top credit ratings, that have grandparents or veterans in the household, that buy books or are charitable donors or quilt? You can if you have a library card. You can find neighbors, employers, markets and colleagues in your field. You can survey Kitsap, your own block, or the whole country.
Kitsap Regional Library a great online resource to help you get started on your business plan. With Business Plan Handbooks available from Gale Virtual Reference Library you can get access to actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
Hey business owners and entrepreneurs, business couldn’t be better, right? You know darn well business can ALWAYS be better, and we here at the library are all over that. If the library helping your business grow and prosper is a confusing concept to you, take a look at the following article in Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal on why a Kitsap Regional Library card is a must-have tool for local entrepreneurs.
I don't know if you realize it or not, but we are surrounded by amazing authors here in Kitsap County, and it was my pleasure to discover a new name on the scene -- Kate Breslin. The author Kate is a Florida girl who migrated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She lives with her husband, John, and a very spoiled cat named Coco. Kate has written several travel articles, published award-winning poetry, and her first manuscript, a Scottish historical romance, was a finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest.
When ebooks first came on the scene, book lovers eyed them with suspicion. Humph. Devices are fine but paper is better, aren’t we agreed? The smell of a new book, the heft of a tome, the feel of the pages…it’s more pure. More real. More legitimate.
The Kitsap Regional Library is offering some fantastic programs just for kids, and those programs all promote literacy in different ways and encourage reading. Reading! That’s definitely literacy. But what about our pre-readers? I’ve got five super simple things that you can do with your baby, toddler or preschooler to increase early literacy and I’ll bet you are already doing most of them.