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Happy New Year! 2020 was a year packed full of unprecedented changes to the Library and our community. While our buildings have been closed, we have persevered and continued to provide service, with curbside holds pickup, specially selected Book Bundles and curbside printing.  

Digital library cards provided online access to extensive digital resources, available 24/7 at KRL.org. We also introduced virtual Book-a-Librarian appointments for one-on-one individualized help and added digital magazines to our eBook and audio-book collection through Overdrive

In a time where we couldn't meet in person, we connected with our community through weekly book groups, story-times and discussion groups, including the Anti-Racism Learning Circle, fostering courageous conversations around becoming an ally to communities of color.  

As we look ahead at 2021 with curiosity and enthusiasm, we hope to open our doors soon! For now, many exciting projects are in the works. Supported by the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation's fundraising efforts, a new partnership and a new library are underway in Silverdale on the Central Kitsap High School campus. We're excited to share this new library with you later this fall. 

We are also beginning a journey, imagining a new library in Port Orchard as part of the South Kitsap Community Event Center, for which the City of Port Orchard has just announced the site selection.  

No matter what the future brings, the Library will always be a place of inspiration for our community, where you can dream more, learn more, do more and be more. 

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Kitsap Regional Library serves over 251,000 Kitsap residents with 9 locations across the County and online at KRL.org. The library provides access to information and inspiration with over 500,000 items in it's physical collection as well as access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and music online at KRL.org. While you're on their website, also take advantage of dozens of subscription-based databases like Consumer Reports and Mango Language Learning. They also have a variety of outreach services and a team that serves home-bound patrons. KRL.org inspires our community to dream more, learn more, do more and be more!

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