NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTION
The Little Boston Branch has more than 1,200 books, DVDs and CDs in its collection about Native American history, art and tradition. Numerous original works of Northwest Coast-style artwork, many of which were created by the S'Klallam tribe, are on display, as well.
The Little Boston location began in 1974 on the Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian Reservation in North Kitsap County. During the first 15 years, the library was housed in a 600-square foot A-frame cabin. In 1988, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe received a grant from the Library Services and Construction Act to build a modern library facility. The tribe donated land and, in April 1989, a new library opened its doors. Between 1989 and 2001, circulation increased 680 percent. Recognizing the need for a new and larger building, the tribe and Kitsap Regional Library joined in a capital campaign for an educational and cultural complex. The House of Knowledge Complex was built in 2007 and includes a longhouse, a Career and Education Center, Elders Center and the Little Boston location of the Library.
- Building owner: Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
- Date built: 2007
- Size: 2,735 square feet
- Population served: 5,885