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Greetings, library friends and supporters,

In 2023, the Jefferson County Library District grew its facilities, services, and outreach across the county while pursuing its mission of “Feeding minds and fueling dreams.” A new mobile services building was completed, with garage and storage space for the District and sales/event space for our Friends of the Jefferson County Library. We also purchased our first electric vehicle – an eTransit van for transporting staff, materials, and programs around the county. And, we’ve now established weekly storytimes in Quilcene and host regular events in South County locations like the Brinnon and Quilcene Community Centers. The District continues to work toward removing barriers to access by meeting people where they are and providing essential services county-wide. 

But now, we’ve got another “bright” idea – and we need your help to make it happen! 

This year, our Winter Giving Campaign is focused on funding a solar energy project. In addition to reducing fossil fuel use and increasing energy resiliency within our District facilities, adding solar panels to feed our energy needs will reduce the District’s energy costs by 50% or more – that’s thousands of dollars per year that can instead be used for books, technology, programs, and other resources used by the entire community.  

The estimated cost for a full solar installation is $250,000. Our Board of Trustees has designated $100,000 from our Capital Fund toward the project, so our goal is to raise the remaining $150,000 and complete the project by the end of 2024. It’s ambitious, but we are convinced that our community’s generosity will help us get there. Please consider making a year-end gift to help us achieve our solar energy goal.

Donate online, drop off a contribution at the Library or on the Bookmobile, or mail a check to:

Jefferson County Library District
Attention: Winter Giving
620 Cedar Avenue
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

We can also receive gifts of securities or IRA-required minimum distributions; if you would like to know more about donation options, please contact Library Director Tamara Meredith or call the District at 360-385-6544. 

Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can work toward our vision of “A thriving community empowered by knowledge.” 


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Dr. Tamara R. Meredith

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