Daily Archives: November 20, 2008

Fewer hours to peruse the stacks on Thursdays

Kitsap Regional Library is scaling the Bainbridge branch’s open hours down to just four hours on Thursdays starting Jan. 2.

The three-hour reduction is part of system-wide cost-cutting measures to balance KRL’s ’09 budget.

Here’s the full weekly rundown starting at the first of the year….
Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The reductions to the Bainbridge library and other branches will bring a net savings of about $140,00 to the library system, according to a KRL press release.

Research shows that Thursday is the day with the fewest visitors, according to KRL.

For more information, call KRL at (360) 405-9100.

Help decide how the park district spends its open space dollars

After a sigh of relief that their levy passed, the Bainbridge park district is now rounding up residents interested in serving on a new committee that will guide the spending of almost $1 million a year for open space preservation.

The committee will operate much like the city’s Open Space Commission, which sought out and recommended properties for purchase.

If you haven’t read it already, check out the story I wrote last week on city and park efforts to preserve open space (I never did link it to this blog). I found that buying property was the easy part. Maintaining properties and making them accessible to the public was challenge…at least for the city. The park district aims to improve on the city’s open space program with designated funds for the basics of running a park: trash cans, signs, trail building and maintenance, etc. You can read that story here.

The park district sent in a hopeful letter this week about the new levy’s prospects. The letter is also an invitation to islanders to join the open space committee, and includes information on how to get involved.

Read it below.

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