Creating New Stories
Each of us has a library story—some way our lives have been affected, connected or inspired. We knew we needed a new Library in Silverdale more than thirty years ago and the Central Kitsap population has steadily increased since then. Still, this little library has been central to our story, inspiring learning, connecting people and building a thriving community. In order to meet the ever-growing community needs, it is time to write the next chapter and create new stories by building a new Library in Silverdale.
The Friends of the Silverdale Library (FOSL) have been supporting the Silverdale Branch for nearly 70 years. This all-volunteer group relies on used book sales to provide critical funding for the Library. While FOSL’s primary purpose is to support library programs, they have also provided capital funding for building projects over the years.
The Friends love that their purpose is two-fold; they are able to provide people in the community, like teachers and families, with low-cost books to enjoy while also raising much-needed funds for programs offered at the Silverdale Branch. They enjoy working with Ashley Oaksmith, the Branch Manager at Silverdale. The Friends are happy to provide the additional support Ashley needs to start new programs and keep existing programs running well.
The current Library in Silverdale has not adequately served the needs of the community for some time. FOSL began preparing for a new library from the moment the need was identified over thirty years ago. Through their book sales they saved; one nickel, quarter and dollar at a time, accumulating a nest egg for the new Library which they are so excited to share with the community.
Right now, one of the greatest needs in Silverdale is a new library. We were so happy to be able to provide $100,000 toward the Community Campaign and hope the community accepts our challenge to match our gift!”
- Friends of the Silverdale Library
Please join the campaign today and help us meet the Friends challenge!