Kitsap Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning

By Shannon Peterson – Kitsap Regional Library In 2015, Kitsap Regional Libraryreceived an IMLS National Leadership Grant for Libraries to support the Make Do Share project. Building upon success and lessons learned from previous youth and technology initiatives, the goal of Make Do Share (link is external) is to ensure that Youth Librarians are confident and empowered to successfully facilitate sustainable STEM learning in libraries. In […] Read more »

Introduction to Finding Grants

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested […] Read more »

Library buys land for new Silverdale branch

 Rachel Anne Seymour, The Kitsap Sun   SILVERDALE — The Kitsap Regional Library now owns the land for its new Silverdale branch on Bucklin Hill Road along the Clear Creek Trail. The library finalized the purchase of the 1.4-acre site at Bucklin Hill Road and Blaine Avenue on Wednesday, just before Thanksgiving Day, thanks to two large donations. The First Federal Community Foundation donated $100,000, […] Read more »

First Federal Community Foundation awards $100k challenge grant to new Silverdale KRL facility

  The Sequim Gazette The First Federal Community Foundation announces the following grant awards to local nonprofits that are making a difference in its communities: Kitsap Regional Library Foundation: Awarded a $100,000 challenge grant for purchase of land for the new Central Kitsap library facility in Silverdale. Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County: Awarded a $10,000 challenge grant for renovation of Hospice House facility in Port […] Read more »

KRL to offer Proposal Budgeting Basics training

The Kitsap Regional Library is offering Proposal Budgeting Basics,  a free introductory level  class covering the budget WITHIN a grant proprosal. As always, the class is free, but registration is required. Proposal Budgeting Basics When Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 2 – 3:30 pm Where Poulsbo Age Range Adults Library Address/Phone Poulsbo Library / 360-779-2915 / 700 NE Lincoln Road – Poulsbo, WA 98370-7688 Type of Event Business & Career […] Read more »

Shout Out to Kitsap Entrepreneurs

Peggy Branaman, Kitsap Regional Library Hey business owners and entrepreneurs, business couldn’t be better, right? You know darn well business can ALWAYS be better, and we here at the library are all over that. If the library helping your business grow and prosper is a confusing concept to you, take a look at the following article in this month’s Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal  on why a […] Read more »

Online or from specialist, library has invaluable resources

The KPBJ – By Teri Gleich, KPBJ contributor With databases worth tens of thousands of dollars and expertise in how to use them, Adult Services Librarian Peggy Branaman has turned a Kitsap Regional Library card into a must-have tool for local entrepreneurs. The former insurance agent combines knowledge gleaned from 10 years in the business world with the research savvy of a 20-year library veteran […] Read more »

RFP issued for possible sites for new Silverdale library

The KPBJ Kitsap Regional Library (KRL) is seeking proposals from property owners for possible sites for a new Silverdale library through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The RFP asks any property owner interested in making a site available for the library – either for sale or for lease – to submit a formal proposal to KRL. The proposals need to include information about costs […] Read more »