In 2018, Kitsap Regional Library and Central Kitsap School District launched a partnership to relocate the Silverdale library to the south end of the Central Kitsap High School campus. With two schools, multiple sports fields and tennis courts, a 900-seat auditorium a family-friendly walking trail and a playground, the campus is expertly focused on enriching our community's kids. With a new public library, this campus becomes an invaluable place for the whole community. 

  

At 12,000 sq. ft, the new library will be more than double the size. With dedicated space for children, tweens and teens and community meeting and study rooms, it will dramatically improve the experience of visiting patrons. Patrons will enjoy increased access to computers and space for more books, music and movies available for check out. And the new location offers much-needed parking, improving access for everyone. 

“We know that this community has been waiting for a new library for generations. This will set a new standard in Kitsap County for what a library can be.”

- Jill Jean, Former Library Director

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. 

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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.  

The Foundation was honored to partner with the Friends of the Silverdale Library, who, through countless volunteer hours, hosting book sales and counting every nickel and dime over the last 30 years, kept the dream of a new library alive! Not only did they challenge the community to match their $100,000 gift, but their funding of the playground has helped anchor this campus as an invaluable place for the whole 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 are grateful for the generous community members who have joined us in bringing a new library to Silverdale!"

- Friends of the Silverdale Library

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Campaign Updates

Stay up-to-date on our Silverdale Campaign progress and learn more about ways to help us reach our goal.

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On April 2, 2022, the new library opened in Silverdale! This decades-long dream of a new library was only possible through the generosity and partnership of many. Thank you to each of you who invested in our community and helped us meet our $5.5 million funding goal.

 

We hope you enjoy learning more about the history of the Silverdale Library and the opening of the new branch!

On April 2, 2022, the new library opened in Silverdale! This decades-long dream of a new library was only possible through the generosity and partnership of many. Thank you to each of you who invested in our community and helped us meet our $5.5 million funding goal.

 

We hope you enjoy learning more about the history of the Silverdale Library and the opening of the new branch!