Tax limitations, growth in library use, and rising costs have made it harder for Kitsap Regional Library to provide quality service to its communities. The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation qualified to receive tax-deductible donations, raises funds to enhance library services and programs beyond the level allowed by tax support.
The Foundation, established in 1991, raises, manages and allocates donated funds to support KRL programs and services.
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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.