As the population increases, Central Kitsap needs a community center for all ages and backgrounds to learn, gather and create in a place that invites, engages and inspires. For a community to truly thrive, it needs a strong and vibrant library. This is the first chapter of a new story in Silverdale.
"I think a library provides a window into what a community values; how much it cares for the quality of life of its citizens."
Clear Creek Task Force founder, Retired Navy Engineer and Community Advocate
What will the new library provide?
Situated on 1.3 acres of land bordering the Clear Creek trail and on the corner of NW Bucklin Hill Road and Blaine Avenue, the new 10,000 square foot Central Kitsap library will become a focal point of the community.
• Energy-efficient, green design that respects the natural environment of the adjacent Clear Creek estuary
• Dedicated spaces for children and for teens
• Flexible program space for anything from quiet study to active learning
• Outdoor spaces for programs or relaxation
• Comfortable seating to gather and read - a “living room” for the community
How much will our new library cost?
Conservative estimates from our architects suggest a budget of at least $7 million, which includes the land purchase, site development and construction cost.
Our goal is to raise $7 million in pledges and commitments on or before April 2017. With that goal achieved, we would begin construction in the summer of 2017.
What happens next?
Thanks to early support from our community, we were able to purchase the future site of the Central Kitsap Library in November 2015. The next major campaign goal — reaching the $2 million milestone — will allow the Library to move forward with initial site development. The sooner we are able to secure major gifts from generous philanthropists, businesses, government and foundations; the sooner we will make this long-held dream a reality. We believe Central Kitsap is ready for a library that sets a new standard; a vibrant center of inspiration for all.
To learn more contact Lee Warnecke at 360-475-9179