Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library
The Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library (BIFOL) supports Bainbridge Public Library by raising money through book sales. The books sold by the Friends of the Library are donated by generous Bainbridge Islanders. BIFOL holds three book sales per month (non-COVID times) as well as selling donated books online. This past year, the Friends focused on increasing the Bainbridge Public Library Endowment Fund which will provide a future steady stream of income for the library in the future. Further, BIFOL provided significant support for the children’s, teens’ and adult programs at the Bainbridge Public Library. Examples are the children’s summer reading program, the children’s story time, maintenance of the salt water aquarium in the children’s area, support for the ever-popular Great Decisions programs and other Library U events, plus materials for the library that the staff requests.