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Eleanor Deines

 

October 25, 2016 - The Friends of the Library celebrated 103 year-old Eleanor Deines retirement as a book sale cashier with cookies, balloons, a corsage, and a tiara.  It was wonderful to have her regular customers wish her well.  Great fun was had by all.  Thank you, Eleanor, for your years of FOL book sale support.

 

May 25, 2016 - Have you ever thought of libraries as part of "the social glue that holds communities together"?  Here's an interesting article from Humanities.

 

March 8, 2016 - Have you ever wondered how good books written years ago can be kept alive and not forgotten?  The New Yorker has an article titled "The Custodian of Forgotten Books" that you will find interesting.  Read more...

 

February 7, 2016 - Interested in a used book store that can outfit you with a custom collection of books for any subject?  Read more...

 

September 2015 - Read about all the fun at the 3rd Annual Spelling Bee held by Bainbridge Public Library.

 

September 5, 2014 - Martha Bayley gave another very interesting talk on "Books Too Good To Miss" at the annual Volunteer Appreciation event at the library.  Read more...

 

August, 2014 - Blackbird Bakery won the most humorous parade entry in this year's 4th of July Parade.  They most generously decided to donate the $1,000 award to Bainbridge Public Library.  Read more...

 

February, 2014 - The City of Bainbridge Island commissioned a survey of various aspects of living on Bainbridge Island and the services here.  Not surprisingly, the library scored high marks.  Read more....

 

January 25, 2014 - Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce awards Bainbridge Public Library as "Non-Profit of the Year".  Read more....

 

January 2014 - New York Times article on how technology is changing how we read.  Read more...

 

January 2014 - The USA's first bookless public library is in Bexar County, Texas (San Antonio).  Read more...

 

December 2013 - Interesting that library users love the library even though they don't know all the services.  Read the report...

 

November 2013 - Read the short explanation of why the Seattle Public Library had to reverse course and not banish guns from the library.

 

The June 2013 PEW study on library use highlighted that teens are more likely to visit and use the library resources than other age groups.  Click here.

 

Watch the Seattle Public Library set a new world record as they kick off 2013 Summer Reading.  Click here...

 

The Wall Street Journal in May 2013 published an article on the future of how public libraries will be designed to meet changing information needs and how library users want to access that information.

 

Here is a series of nifty graphic images of how we access data and read from the Pew Research Center.  Lots of changes in the past decade.

 

Ever wonder about the future of librarians in an eBook world?  Check out this February 2013 Atlantic Cities report...

 

The latest Pew Research Center study of library services and what library users like or would like to see done.  Click here to read the report.

 

Can you imagine a publicly funded library without printed books?  There is at least one.  Click here to read about why it was established.

 

A recent New York Times discussion about the direction of libraries - what is their role in the future?  Click here to follow the discussion

 

Are libraries operating more like bookstores by stocking up on best-sellers?  Read this interesting New York Times piece.  Click here....

 

What is the future of book stores? Read New York Times article on the uncertain future.

 

Now all of the issues of the Bainbridge Island Library News are online. First published in the summer of 1998, you can review any or all of them including the latest Winter 2012 issue. Click here....

 

Read the Kitsap Sun article about the closure of the KRL libraries on Sundays.

 

Did you know that some towns and counties in California, Oregon, and Texas have outsourced their public libraries? Read the NYT article here....

Coming Events- at the Bainbridge Library

 

Do you know Bainbridge Island's local authorsRead about them on the Bainbridge Public Library website.

Book Sales - Thousands of gently used books!  In three rooms.
 
 
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All through with that book, DVD, magazine, or music CD?
Box up your old books, CD’s and DVD’s and bring them to the Bainbridge Friends of the library.The Friends Volunteers will sort your donations, price them, and with three monthly sales, convert them into financial support for library programs and activities that inform and entertain children and adults.These funds also buy books requested by Islanders and subscriptions to sixty of the magazines our patrons enjoy reading.

 

Next time you clean out your book shelves, please join your friends and neighbors and donate your books to the Library. Become a member of a remarkable partnership: The Bainbridge Island Community and Friends of the Library.

 

For more information about what type and condition of books and audio-visual material we need, click here.

 
BOOK SALE DATES: In 2016, The Bainbridge FOL will continue with our Second Saturday, Fourth Tuesday, and a once monthly Thursday sale.