Library Refresh Project

July 22, 2017  |  9AM - 12PM  |  Bainbridge Public Library  |  Location: Children's Library

Furniture Sale - Project Clearance

Final Sale

On Saturday, July 22, the library will be holding a final one-day sale of used furniture. Click here to see a list of the items for sale with their prices. Payment may be cash, check, or credit card. All purchased furniture must be taken away that day.                 

Refresh Project

The Refresh Project construction began 9:13 AM on March 31 when Eric Petersen drove the first nail on the temporary wall which shielded the main library from construction in the main conference room.  On July 19 the main floor of the library was opened for business again with a greatly expanded Conference Room and renovations throughout the rest of the floor.  Mainly you will notice there is much more seating for reading and small booths for group work.  Now the construction has moved downstairs to the Children's Library.

The library will remain open during the construction work in the downstairs Children's Library. The Friends of the Library book sales will continue all through the renovation with their normal schedule. Updates will continue on our website and on signage inside and outside the library. 

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

Visit for current changes to services.

Here's a link to the April 21, 2017 Bainbridge Review article about the Refresh Project.

Library Seating

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.