Poulsbo library's Scandinavian Collection holds volumes on an array of subjects ranging from Finnish knitting patterns, Norwegian style woodcarving and Swedish interior design to Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic phrase books and dictionaries, memoirs of Scandinavian immigrants, scenic travel guides, Nordic history, biographies of Scandinavians, music, dance and an assortment of children's books. Some are in Scandinavian languages but the majority are in English, including nearly a hundred novels by Scandinavian authors.
The Poulsbo community has had a library in one form or another since the early 1900s. The City of Poulsbo operated a city library until the mid-1980s, when the city voted to annex into the Kitsap Regional Library district. In 1998, voters in North Kitsap approved a bond to expand and remodel the Poulsbo branch library, and the new building opened in 2001.
Poulsbo is one of the busiest branches in the system, used by city residents as well as many patrons from other Kitsap communities who find it conveniently located.
KRL also manages the downstairs meeting room for the city. The room is in great demand by local organizations and the programs that are presented there make the library building a true community center.
- Building owner: City of Poulsbo
- Major Expansion/Remodel: 2001
- Size: 11,835 square feet
- Population served: 24,315
- Meeting Room: The library's Community Meeting Room has a capacity of 117. Get information on its use.