Make Do Share: The Story of a Library Intern

The below blog post was written by Hunter, a Make Do Share Intern at our Manchester location, and includes his reflections and experiences as an intern. Make Do Share internships are supported by a grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and provide teens and young adults (ages 16-25) with the opportunity to gain real world job experience while developing 21st century skills. They also help to make the Library's youth STEM programs more awesome!

Get Messy This Summer—With Bubbles!

Add bubble fun to your summer and learn about surface tension and evaporation at the same time. Last month, I tried a new bubble solution recipe that called for sugar. Now, you can get some fun bubbles from combining water with dishwashing liquid. Adding a little bit of sugar and letting the solution sit overnight leads to big, long-lasting bubbles! Plus, the bubble mixture was just right for blowing bubbles inside other bubbles. Sound impossible?

Try this:

Summer Showdown: Teen Lock-In 2017

Calling all teens! If you love reading and pizza and sneaking around in the library after dark, have we got the event for you! This year’s Summer Showdown Lock-In is taking place at four of our Library locations. You heard me right, FOUR locations. Whether you find yourself at Sylvan Way, Port Orchard, Poulsbo or Bainbridge Island, you can attend our second annual connected summer lock-in.

Preventing Summer Slide

Summer Learning has begun and all of the Youth Services Librarians at Kitsap Regional Library have been visiting schools and getting kids and teens excited about reading and learning! There are definite incentives for reading at the library. If you read ten hours, you get a free book of your choice and a ticket to the Kitsap County Fair. If you read 100 hours, you get to pick one of our limited edition 100 hour reader t-shirts and you get your picture on our Facebook page.


I am a librarian of many trades. By day, I am a book cheerleader; an advocate for youth, a storyteller extraordinaire, a juggler of many projects and meetings; and a research fiend, amongst many other things that might come to your mind when you think of a librarian, and a heap of things that probably don’t. By night (and sometimes early morning if I am feeling super motivated!), I am a concert-goer; a writer; a book hoarder; an instrument learner; a hiker; a crafter; a wannabe movie-enthusiast; and in an on-again, off-again love/hate relationship with the gym.

Teen Lock-In: Summer Showdown

Friday, August 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:30pm

Join us at the library for an exciting evening of meeting and chatting with awesome authors on Skype, playing a collaborative game of Zombie tag with other teens around the county, and having tons of fun! Snacks provided.

Field Trip to MoPOP Museum & Pike Place Market

Thursday, July 6, 2017 (All day)

Enjoy a fun summer field trip led by library staff! Travel to bustling, metropolitan Seattle Center for a visit to the MoPOP museum. Check out the Jim Henson exhibition: Imagination Unlimited on a self-guided tour. Afterwards, enjoy a shopping excursion to Seattle’s famous Pike Place market. Registration required*

*Registration process is not complete until signed permission slip forms are returned to the library

Teen Video Game Jam

Repeats every day until Fri Aug 11 2017.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, August 11, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Put your game face on for this incredible three-day video game jam at the Poulsbo location. Learn the basics of video game design, touching on disciplines from world design to user interface to game feel. Use green screen technology and the Scratch user interface to design your own video game starring yourself. Snacks provided.

Teen Writing Camp

Repeats every day until Fri Jul 14 2017.
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Master the literary arts at this thrilling and creative summer camp at the Poulsbo location. Work with a professional writing teacher to hone your literary skills over the course of a five-day camp! Write using literary prompts or continue to develop your own original writing. Learn from one-on-one consultations with the writing teacher and share your work in the writer's circle. Publish a literary magazine you can take home featuring your very own work. Snacks provided.


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