Who We Are
Kitsap Regional Library Foundation’s role is to financially support the Library’s mission and vision for our community. Founded in 1991 and governed by a Board of Directors, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation qualified to receive tax-deductible donations. We raise money from individuals, foundations, businesses and community organizations to ensure continued support for essential library programs and services not covered by public funds. In fact, these important programs and services are only possible because of your donations.
Monies raised have also effected change in new and pioneering ways; from adding more online resources that all patrons can benefit from to an innovative program, called Bibliotec, specifically focused on helping at-risk youth gain employable skills.
Your donation to the Foundation is a direct way to support your Library. We want to fulfill the community’s need for spaces to gather with friends, for programs to inspire our minds, and for services that make life easier.
The Library is one of the last true public gathering spaces that supports and strengthens the whole community, with your help; we can continue to do this important work.
“Inspiring our communities to dream more, learn more, do more and be more.”
~ Kitsap Regional Library’s Mission .
The Foundation has supported such important library projects as:
- Third Graders to the Library, which has a goal of bringing every third grade student in Kitsap County to the nearest library to learn about the library and get a library card.
- Summer Reading Program, which reaches more than 7,000 Kitsap children and teens every summer and encourages them to retain their reading skills during the summer break from school.
- One Book, One Community, a program that encourages everyone in Kitsap County to share the experience of reading and discussing the same book.