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Upcoming Events
  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 4 May 2016
    Details: Designed for children ages 3-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.
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  • 4:00pm May the Fourth Be With You

    Date: 4 May 2016
    Details:

    Calling all young Star Wars fans! Let the Force guide you to the library for some after school training. We will be making icy lightsabers and constructing droids. Be prepared for a special guest appearance by Darth Vader! This program is appropriate for fans ages 5-10; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 5:30pm Cinco De Mayo Tortilla Making Class

    Date: 5 May 2016
    Details:

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and learn how to make authentic corn tortillas from scratch! Eat some with cheese and salsa here and take some home! Materials fee of $3 due at registration, class size limited to 12 participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 4:30pm Spring Renew Series- Organizing 101

    Date: 6 May 2016
    Details:

    Learn how and where to start decluttering your home! A well-organized home reduces stress, saves time and money, and gives a feeling of peace and calm.

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  • 3:00pm Retro Video Game-a-Thon

    Date: 7 May 2016
    Details:

    We’re digging out the old game systems for a race & battle bonanza! We’ll be playing a variety of multiplayer games featuring everyone’s favorite mushroom-loving, Italian, plumber! This is a FREE event, open to all ages.

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  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 9 May 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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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 10 May 2016
    Details:

    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 Spring Renew Series: Upcycle T-Shirt Bags

    Date: 12 May 2016
    Details:

    Learn how to turn your old t-shirts into awesome recycled grocery bags! This event is completely FREE, all you need to do is bring in an old t-shirt. No pre-registration required.

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  • 5:30pm Book Club

    Date: 12 May 2016
    Details: The book club will be discussing Mr Mac and me by Esther Freud. New members are always welcome. If you have any questions please contact Ryanna 283-8208.  
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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 13 May 2016
    Details:

    Come make a flowing maxi skirt for your doll! This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up.  Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk.  No experience needed! $5 material fee due at registration.

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  • 1:00pm All Dolled Up

    Date: 14 May 2016
    Details:

    This is our final All Dolled Up of the season! We will be finishing up any sewing projects that you didn’t get done and making one of the crafts we have left over. Bring some of the sewing projects and crafts we made during previous session along with your doll and join us for a picnic! Food and drinks will be supplied! If you do not have a doll to bring, no worries, we have two dolls available to use. 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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  • 2:00pm Spring Renew Series: Crochet Scrubbie

    Date: 15 May 2016
    Details:

    Learn the basics of crochet and make this helpful spring cleaning scrubbie. Class size is limited to 6 participants. Materials fee of $5 is due at registration.

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  • 3:00pm Macrame Beaded Bracelet

    Date: 21 May 2016
    Details: Learn the basics of macramé by making this charming beaded bracelet.  Class size limited to 6 people so sign up early at the front desk, children must have an adult helper. Materials fee  of $4 to be paid at the time of registration.
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  • 3:00pm Adult Coloring Class

    Date: 21 May 2016
    Details:

    Want more from your coloring time? Interested in shading or new color combinations? We will have a discussion about color theory and shading for those who like to color outside the lines. No fee, but we ask that you register at the front desk. The first 4 people who register and show up for the class will receive a free color wheel!

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  • SUMMER READING SIGN UP BEGINS!

    Date: 23 May 2016 00:00 to 23:59
    Details:

    On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Join us this summer for a fitness themed Summer Reading Program. Open to youth ages 0-17 the program invites young people to log reading hours and to attend a wide assortment of exciting,sports and wellness themed activities. Register and get your packet starting May 23rd! The Summer Reading Kick Off Party will be held June 2nd at 3pm. Join us every Thursday at 3pm for activities and special guests! The program ends August 4th with a Grand Finale Party complete with prizes and snacks! Watch out for special events including a visit from Stevens Puppets, who have been an enormous hit for the last 3 years. This program is free and open to youth of all abilities.

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  • 5:30pm Spring Renew Series: DIY Spring Cleaning Products

    Date: 26 May 2016
    Details:

    Learn some simple recipes to help you spring clean! These natural options are good for you and your pocketbook! We will be making a batch of laundry detergent during the class and participants will take home a sample.  This class is FREE but class size limited to 12 people so sign up early at the front desk.

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  • 4:30pm Spring Renew Series- Clean Eating

    Date: 27 May 2016
    Details:

    Have you ever wanted to know more about the “Clean Eating” movement? Find out how the movement started, how to “eat clean”, and what resources are available to you.  This talk is FREE and open to everyone.  No registration required.

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  • CLOSED for Memorial Day

    Date: 28 May 2016 00:00 to 23:59
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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.

For a full list of library events, please click here

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

(closed Sundays in summer)