Library Refresh Project

Kick-off Project ContestThe BPL Board has approved the budget and signed the contracts for the Refresh Project to begin around the middle of March 2017. The library will remain open during construction, but portions of the library will be blocked off as the remodel work moves from space to space. The meeting room on the main floor will be the first area to be remodeled, followed by phased work on both floors. We plan to announce specifics in a special e-newsletter once construction begins, as well as provide updates on our website, and signage inside and outside the library. 

For more information, including Q&A and the scope of the project, click here.



R Croman chairWinner Announced for What Will the Chair Wear? Contest By Judy Tingley

Rylie Croman, 7, is the winner of the Bainbridge Public Library's Art Contest, What Will the Chair Wear? As part of BPL's Refresh Project, children were offered the opportunity to draw a graphic for the decal that will adorn the back of 12 new children's chairs.

Rylie saw the notice about the contest about six months ago, on one of her frequent visits to the library. She quickly decided to enter the contest. She sat right down and started drawing. The theme of her 10 drawings was birds, holding books. Some drawings were too detailed and some had too much or too little color in Rylie's opinion. But the 10th and last drawing seemed right to her. "I just put it down. It happened at the end." She entered a simple swan with a yellow beak and a red book. She waited patiently to know the contest outcome and was surprised and delighted that she and her swan won.

Rylie's parents noted that reading and drawing are her favorite activities. Rylie adds that the Bainbridge Library is not only her most favorite place on the Island, but also the favorite of all 20 libraries she's frequented in her
lifetime. The people, the book selection, the warm atmosphere all contribute to her love of our library.
The images below are concept drawings of some of the changes which will be part of the Refresh Project.  Click on any image for a full-screen view.