Bainbridge Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library
The library on Bainbridge Island is supported by a unique public-private partnership. Kitsap Regional Library levies property tax dollars to fund materials, technology, staff and a host of library services. Bainbridge Public Library (Inc.), a sixteen-member nonprofit board, raises private dollars to maintain the library building and grounds.
Kitsap Regional Library inspires our community to dream more, learn more, do more and be more. We serve our County's 258,000 residents through nine community library locations, online access to library materials and services, and mobile services to individuals with significant barriers to using their Library location. The Library has more than 400,000 physical items in its collection and we offer access to a wide variety of downloadable e-books, audiobooks and music and access to dozens of digital research tools.
The library building itself features more than a dozen permanent art installations as well as a monthly exhibit in the large event room, with an opening each First Friday. The works of dozens of local writers are among the collection. A part of the Kitsap Regional Library system, the Bainbridge branch offers a calendar jam-packed with events, workshops and educational opportunities.