We are excited to share that the refreshed Downtown Bremerton branch will reopen to the public on Monday, December 11.
Closing on July 17, Kitsap Regional Library has been working collaboratively with the building owner, the City of Bremerton, as they completed essential upgrades to the Downtown Bremerton branch.
The primary focus of this project has been the installation of a much-needed heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, addressing the challenge of maintaining a comfortable environment for library visitors. The unique construction of this historic building presented significant challenges, but the City’s dedication to this project has been unwavering.
While the building was temporarily closed for these critical HVAC improvements, the Library took the opportunity to enhance the facility further. This included a comprehensive upgrade of the network cabling to support the growing demand for technology within the library. Additionally, we anticipate the reopening will bring a fresh look with new signage.
Previous to this closure, this branch has had a history of unscheduled closures in extreme weather due to the lack of heating and cooling support in the building. As we approach the winter months, we eagerly anticipate the reopening of the Downtown Bremerton branch.
Our libraries play a critical role in their communities by providing shelter as warming and cooling centers in extreme weather. Now, our Downtown Bremerton branch can also serve our community in this way.