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Upcoming Events
  • CLOSED for Presidents' Day

    Date: 15 February 2016 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 16 February 2016
    Summary: Designed for children ages 0-3. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required.
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  • 5:00pm Family Craft

    Date: 16 February 2016
    Details: Make a Boredom Buster jar with us! Color coded sticks match up with different types of activities to make sure you have plenty to do in every situation! FREE! No registration required.
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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 17 February 2016
    Summary: Designed for children ages 3-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.
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  • 2:00pm- 4:30pm Ernestine Hayes: Lecture and Writing Tips

    Date: 17 February 2016
    Summary: As part of Alaska Reads 2016 Ernestine Hayes will prestent "What Shall We Do With Our Histories".
    Details: Join us at the Kenai Community Library to meet and learn from Ernestine Hayes, author of Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir.
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  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Ernestine Hayes Meet and Greet

    Date: 17 February 2016
    Summary: Come meet and talk to repected Alaskan author Ernestine Hayes. Refreshments provided.
    Details: Join us at the Kenai Community Library to meet and learn from Ernestine Hayes, author of Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir.
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  • 5:30pm-6:45pm Ernestine Hayes: Book Club

    Date: 17 February 2016
    Summary: Book Club Discussion of Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes
    Details: Join us at the Kenai Community Library to meet and learn from Ernestine Hayes, author of Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir.
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  • 10:30am Imagine and Play

    Date: 19 February 2016
    Summary: Designed for children ages 0-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, music, movement and free play. No registration required.
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  • 1:00pm All Dolled Up

    Date: 20 February 2016
    Details:

    This month we will be crafting a lunch box and water bottle  for your doll and sewing the second half of your quilt! Be sure to sign up if you have a quilt to finish. Bring your doll to play with during free play! If you do not have a doll to bring, no worries, we have two dolls available to use. All patterns fit 18” dolls. This class is FREE but you must pre-register at the front desk or by calling 283-4378. Ages 8-12 only.

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  • 3:00pm February Family Flicks

    Date: 20 February 2016
    Details: Enjoy a couple FREE family friendly flicks here at the library. We’ll be showing some new releases that the whole family can enjoy. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • 4:00pm Mighty Girls

    Date: 23 February 2016
    Details: All girls are invited to join us for a fun and educational day at the library! We will be learning about the human heart and exploring how to find out more by using the libraries resources. FREE! No registration required.
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  • 6:00pm-8:00pm OWL Video Conference: Dark Winter Nights

    Date: 25 February 2016
    Details: Join in the first statewide storytelling event in which regular Alaskans share their amazing true stories from life in Alaska! Come with a story to share or just to enjoy an evening of incredible stories!
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  • 10:00am Peyote Beaded Bracelet Class

    Date: 27 February 2016
    Details: Learn a timeless, traditional beading technique while you make this beautiful yet simple peyote beaded bracelet! This project is for ages 8 and up, materials fee of $3.00. Class size is limited to 10 people. Please register and pay at the front desk.
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  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 29 February 2016
    Details: Do you like LEGOs? Why not join us to build LEGO creations based on new themes each week and inspired by children’s books!  Designed for children ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • 5:30pm Cake Decorating Class

    Date: 29 February 2016
    Details: This class is given by Karen the Cakelady in Sterling! During this class participants will decorate their own cake to take home with them. All supplies provided! Must pre-register at the front desk, class size limited to 15 people. Materials fee of $8 to be paid at time of registration. Children must have adult supervision.
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FAQs
  • How can I get a library card?

    You will need to fill out a short application.

    Please bring photo identification and 2 pieces of recently cancelled mail as proof of address.

    Parents or legal guardians must sign the application for minors under the age of eighteen and must have a library card.

  • How can I check my own library account?

    You can access your account on a computer in the library, by calling the Library at 283-4378, or by signing into the Library Catalog at www.kenailibrary.org

    Use the 14 digit barcode on your card, as your user ID.

  • How long can I keep items? Can they be renewed?

    Most items are checked out for 21 days, DVDs check out for 7 days. Most library materials, may be renewed once if not reserved or on hold for another person.

    You can renew items from home by telephone, by email to kenailibrary@ci.kenai.ak.us, and via the catalog on the library website. Items cannot be renewed on-line if they are overdue.

  • Does the Library offer access to the internet? Is there a charge?

    Public access to the Internet, using Windows 7, at computer stations is available.A Library card or guest pass is needed. Mini-laptops are available for use in the library on the wireless network. Using wireless on your own laptop is available during Library hours. Access is free, however, a prepaid fee of $.25 is charged per page of printing.

  • How do I check to see if you have a book? What if the Library does not have what I need?

    Search in the library and from home by clicking the Catalog Search button. Basic and advanced search options are available. Bring up information on that item by clicking the Details button. If the Library does not own the book you need, you may request an Inter Library Loan. The Library also takes requests for purchase of materials.

  • Does the library use volunteers?

    Yes, Yes, Yes! The Library is always looking for volunteers. We always need shelvers and we sometimes have projects. If you are interested, please stop by the Library to complete a brief questionnaire.

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Kenai Community Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

(closed Sundays in summer)