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As we say goodbye to summer, think about all the reading you did on those long evenings filled with natural light.
There is something for everyone at your library this summer.
One never knows exactly how it will feel to leave a place filled with memories. We look forward to providing service to you in the new building at the Village Green on West Kingston and Dulay roads.
Below is a list of our events this month. Before heading to the library after the first week of April, please call 360-297-3330 or check KRL.org to confirm we are open. If you are unable to reach us via telephone during regularly scheduled open hours, please call the Little Boston location at 360-297-2670 for updated information.
Last year was amazing for Kitsap Regional Library with our new brand launch, new website, new Strategic Plan, new Inspire publication, new Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant to develop programs for small and rural libraries on science, technology, engineering and math, and new-building groundbreaking in Kingston.
As 2015 ends, I am reflecting on the various journeys I have experienced this year. The most amazing one of all was a sojourn to Bali, which never would have happened if I had not supported the Village Green by signing up for this silent auction adventure offered at Pie in the Park. Opportunities to grow and learn sometimes catch us by surprise.
When Kingston staff members had a chance to take a hard-hat tour of the Kingston Village Green Community Center under construction and get a glimpse of the new library, we were all amazed.
This year, Kitsap Regional Library’s One Book, One Community title — selected for all of Kitsap County adults to read — is “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” by Jonathan Evison. Contact your library if you would like a copy held for you. Discussions about the book will occur in October at all library locations.
Bring your completed reading tracker or fill it out at the library to pick up your summer learning rewards while they last.
The Friends will hold their biggest book sale of the year at the Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 18. There will be a wide variety of books available. Here is a long list of library programs for July.
We have books for youth and buttons for adults who read 10 hours this summer. Special T-shirts for adults and youth who read 100 hours this summer await you while supplies last.
The groundbreaking for the new Kingston Village Green Community Center will take place that day at 4 p.m. at the Village Green on West Kingston and Dulay Road.
Before I list all October programs, I want to share a report from our youth services librarian, Whitney...
If you have come into the library during the summer, not only have you realized how hot it gets in here, but you have seen how many families visit.
Join us at the library for a variety of events. Note that pre-registration is required for some programs.
Join us April 19 at our open house from 1-3 p.m. to celebrate National Library Week.
This month, the Kingston branch joins with Little Boston branch for an interactive production of an after-hours mystery for adults
Library happenings at the North end libraries in December
As summer ends, so does our chance to break ground on a new library this year. Anyone who wants to see a new 5,000-square-foot library in the next couple of years can help now with a pledge.
In June, Rice Fergus Miller, the architectural firm designing the interior of the Kingston branch library, presented its design ideas to the public.
It’s Summer Reading Time! Kids can “Dig Into Reading” and teens can “Read Beneath the Surface” as our themed programs progress through the summer.
We could be breaking ground on a new Community Center with a new library and senior center this summer if more people get involved.
The newest service provided by Kitsap Regional Library is downloading magazines onto your tablet or computer. Get tips on April 27, 3-4 p.m. at the Kingston Library. Pre-register for this class or an individual tutoring session.
In January at our well-attended fundraising campaign launch event, we learned an anonymous donor had pledged $1 million in memory of Anne Petter to the new Kingston Library through the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.
In the Northwest, many of us enjoy reading during the winter, so Kitsap Regional Library developed a “Resolve to Read” program about mysteries.
On Jan. 26, you and your entire family are invited to an extra special event. Your library staff and neighbors are working to bring you a new library within a new community center building at the Village Green. Visit the future building site at 3 p.m., and at 4 p.m. come to the library to warm up with delicious local fare and festivities.
Daily at the library, we hear questions about whether construction has begun on a new library building. The answer is not yet, and it will not take shape until enough pledges have been signed.
Congratulations to Teen Short Story first-place winner Maggie Levine (Kingston Library). Be sure to read her story, “Never Let Me Go,”
This year, our One Book, One Community title is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.
At the library, we can show you how to find information for reports, study a foreign language, review math, and direct a question to a library tutor.
Our industrious Kingston Friends of the Library will host a Book Sale at the Kingston Farmers Market July 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find a book to treasure.
Kitsap Regional Library has a new circulation system called Polaris. By the time you read this, our branches should be up and running with the new catalog.
Take a break and visit us for a program or a new title. Ask us how to download free music using Freegal Music from our website.
When you visit our library, please say hello to our new Youth Services librarian, Whitney Chamberlin.
Read a book, review it at our website www.krl.org, and enter a drawing for a gift card at a bookstore.
As 2011 comes to an end, I want to thank Jerrianne Helberg, former president of Kingston Friends of the Library, for her many years of enthusiastic service. She was a joy to work with during my first year as branch manager of the Kingston Library.
A new Village Green Community Center with a library, Boys & Girls Club, senior center and community meeting room will be built in Kingston. Be a part of the process by joining us in a Volunteer Spaghetti Feed and Brainstorming evening, Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oak Table Café in Kingston.
One thing about summer which will be missed is the booth Kingston Library had at the Kingston Farmers Market. Youth Services Librarian Emily Jones and volunteers Shari Evans and Agatha Garcia read books to children for an hour every Saturday rain or shine. Thanks to Clinton Dudley for setting up the canopy each week for us.