Kiwanis fund Third Graders to the Library

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:15am
  • News

The Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island takes its mission of “Serving Children” seriously. In January, the club committed $1,500 annually to become the sole sponsor of Kitsap Regional Library’s Third Graders to the Library program on Bainbridge Island.

Now, every third-grade student in the Bainbridge Island School District will have the opportunity to visit their local public library at least once during their primary school years.

“Third Graders to the Library is a signature program for our Library system,” said Rebecca Judd, manager of the Bainbridge branch. “Students receive a special tour of the library, spend time learning about the collection, and, most importantly, get to know our staff. We are thrilled that the Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island has chosen to be our funding partner for this initiative.”

Phil Fergusson, president of the Kiwanis Club of Bainbridge Island, noted that the club’s commitment to youth fits nicely with the library’s third-graders program.

“The club has several youth projects, including a reading program for pre-school children and sponsoring Key and Builder’s Clubs at the high school and middle school,” Fergusson said. “With this program, we are able to support our local children at three key points in their childhood.”

Approximately 250 third-grade students will visit the public library as part of Third Graders to the Library.

More information about the Kiwanis Club can be obtained by visiting its website at

More in News

Behind the scenes at BPA | Photo of the day 2.22

Members of the musical ensemble behind the tunes of the upcoming Bainbridge… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Road rage times two

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SUNDAY, JAN. 28… Continue reading

Survey to guide interview process for next Options leader

Islanders who want to weigh in on the next principal for Commodore… Continue reading

The rare ice bear of Bainbridge | Photo of the day 2.21

Grin and bear it: One of the bear sculptures outside the Chevron… Continue reading

Great Decisions at the Library presents ‘The New Geopolitical Equation’

Great Decisions at the Library returns at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24… Continue reading

Democratic lawmakers unveil conflicting budget proposals | 2018 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Democrats in both chambers of the state Legislature are at… Continue reading

Spread your wings | Photo of the day 2.2o

The totem pole outside the Camp Yeomalt Cabin spreads its wings between… Continue reading

Sundance and Winston are this week’s adoptable pets

This week’s adoptable pets are Sundance and Winston. For adoption through PAWS:… Continue reading

BHS band wins big at Viking Jazz Festival

The Bainbridge High School Jazz 1 Band, led by Chris Thomas, took… Continue reading

Most Read