The Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library supports Bainbridge Public Library by raising money through book sales. Last year, some of our fundraising went toward our Refresh, Revitalize and Renovate project which remodeled the library to enhance service to the community. The project included expanding the meeting room so that more programs for children, teens and adults can be held at the Library. In addition, the Friends focused on increasing our Endowment Fund which will provide a future steady stream of income for the Bainbridge Public Library. Further, BI FOL provided significant support for the children’s, teens’ and adult programs at BPL, contributed to the children’s summer reading program, the children’s story time, and maintenance of the aquarium in the children’s area, paid for some of the magazine subscriptions that are sent to BPL, and sponsored the Opera series with Norm Hollingshead.