Kitsap Regional Library Foundation
of Matching Funds Remaining
Kitsap Regional Library's mission to inspire our community to dream more, learn more, do more and be more.
Our Summer Learning program encourages people of all ages to continue to grow and develop their skills during the summer months through reading and learning challenges, and hundreds of classes and events. Of the many great reasons we offer our Summer Learning program, one of the most important is to support our children in being prepared for school in the fall. Studies show that children can lose up to three months of academic skill if they are not engaged in high-quality summer reading or learning opportunities. Our Summer Learning program creates hundreds of opportunities to try something you’ve never tried, explore a new topic, or expand on your own interests. In 2016, over 8,800 children, teens and adults reached their reading or learning challenge and over 18,000 people participated in a Kitsap Regional Library class or event. Van, 5, shares what he gained through Summer Learning, “I have taught myself to write and now I can.” Libby, 8, says, “My goal was to read a lot with my dad and mom. I was also trying to read at least 10 books. And I did it! I learned that I didn’t know that I could read higher levels until I started coming to the library.”
Donations from the Kitsap Great Give will support Kitsap Regional Library beyond what is possible through public funding. This includes the Library’s most popular program, Summer Learning.
1301 Sylvan Way
Bremerton, WA 98310