2021 Impact

 The Kitsap Regional Library Foundation proudly supports our community by facilitating charitable gifts that advance our Library's mission: Inspiring our community to dream more, learn more, do more and be more.

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Thank You!

We couldn't do this without you. Thank you on behalf of the children, families and adults the Library serves in every corner of our community. In spite of one of the most significant challenges our world has faced, you showed an unwavering commitment to the Library. Your generosity makes so much possible and we are especially grateful for your partnership during this difficult year. Your love and support of the Kitsap Regional Library and our community is truly inspiring!

Dear Library Supporter,

We say it every year around this time, but it's always true: we're so thankful for you! As we look back on all that was accomplished in 2021 through your generous support, we are grateful.

 

As a donor, you are a vital and valued member of the Library family and your generosity has a profound impact on the patrons they serve. Kitsap Regional Library invited the public back into its buildings in April of 2021, giving a warm 'Welcome back!' to the community. Throughout the year, the Library served 324,883 patrons inside and an additional 45,907 patrons curbside. The amazing library staff engaged 12,877 viewers with more than 1,500 live and recorded virtual programs, and cardholders borrowed 2,328,629 physical and digital items.

Through your support, you create opportunities for our youth to excel in reading, ensuring they develop a life-long love of learning. You empower our teens to explore new ideas and learn first-hand about topics they find interesting, topics that can lead to future educational and workforce opportunities. And you help us engage in conversations that lead to better understanding, compassion, and often new friendships.

Thank you for investing in our community, helping each of us to dream more, learn more, do more and be more.

With gratitude,

Wendy Kile Executive Director

Kari Driskell Assistant Director

Tara Huey Administrative Assistant

Reopening the Library

April 5, 2021, was an exciting day as the Library reopened its doors for in-building service.

To the Library

Since 2007, third graders in Kitsap have taken a field trip to the library and received, for many, their very first library card. Students get to know their librarians, enjoy a branch tour and take home a book to keep.

A New Library in Silverdale

After decades of collaboration, dreaming and hard work, a new library is open in Silverdale.

Summer Learning

The Library celebrated a beautiful — and record-breakingly hot!—summer with virtual and in-person classes and events.

A New Library Director

After 15 years at Kitsap Regional Library, Retiring Library Director Jill Jean welcomed Jason Driver, the new Library Director.

You Make a Difference

 Kitsap Regional Library Initiatives

Your generous gifts to the Library leave a lasting impact through One Book, One Community, To the Library and Summer Learning programs. Your support helps us ensure free and equitable access to the programs, projects and resources that empower our community. You make Kitsap a better place for all.

Securing the Future of Our Library

Your support ensures free and equal access to the programs, resources and services that empower a thriving community. Thank you for choosing the Library!

 

 2021 Total Revenue

Last year, more than 830 donors contributed over $2,613,275 to the Library and 458 individuals made their first gift!

$65,831

Branch &

Program Support

$77,147

Unrestricted Funds

$1,700,000

New Silverdale Library

$80,862

Summer Learning

$10,797

One Book,

One Community

$6,194

To the Library

2021 Expenses

The combined impact of your support totaled over $1,940,831 to Kitsap Regional Library, providing the necessary funding for essential services, programs and projects.

$1,794,500

Grants

$777,346

Community Supporters

$41,429

Estate Gifts

One Book,

One Community

Bringing people together through the power of words.

Chuck &

Debra Holland

"The idea of an institution that provides resources and a place for connection for every person, no matter their circumstances, at no charge is incredible.”

Thank You!

We couldn't do this without you. Thank you on behalf of the children, families and adults the Library serves in every corner of our community. In spite of one of the most significant challenges our world has faced, you showed an unwavering commitment to the Library. Your generosity makes so much possible and we are especially grateful for your partnership during this difficult year. Your love and support of the Kitsap Regional Library and our community is truly inspiring!