President's Message

January 1, 2022

Happy New Year Friends,

I hope everyone was able to stay safe,warm and dry the last week of December.

I am your new board President. Joining me this year is Vice President Kathy Bolles, Treasurer Charles Browne, Secretary Carol Schuyler, and returning members, Linda Meier, Joan Chandler, Charlene Selvar, Judy Ruliffson, Loanne Harmeling, and Barbara Erickson. We are happy to welcome new members Sandy Kress and Merry Palmer.

 Our next board meeting will be on January 18 and I invite you all to reach out to me with any questions you have.

2021 was a successful year for The Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library. $62,500 was added to the endowment, which was created in 2007 to provide ongoing secure income for the library. In addition $4,200 was donated to children's projects including the very popular summer reading program. $600 for teens and $3,000 for general library needs.

Of course, those donations are only possible because of you all. Thank you, thank you! 

Our next sales are scheduled for January 9, January 17 and January 30th.

We are continuing to sort books MWF from 10-2 and welcome anyone who would like to come in to do so. Please remember that masks are still required.

Looking forward to seeing you in the book room,

Betsy Bidinger

Betsy Bidinger
Betsy Bidinger, President