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Upcoming Events
  • 3:00pm Summer Reading: Get in the Game- Bowling

    Date: 28 July 2016
    Details:

    Join us for a game of Human Bowling! Learn about the game of bowling, play fun games, color a sports visor, and so much more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 5:30pm Fireweed Jelly Workshop

    Date: 28 July 2016
    Details:

    Come learn how to make delicious jelly out of the beautiful fireweed that blooms on the peninsula! Class size is limited to 8 people,  and children must have an adult helper.  Must pre-register at the front desk. $3 materials fee.

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  • 4:30pm Harry Potter Birthday Bash

    Date: 29 July 2016
    Summary: Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with us! Prizes, trivia, games, snacks, and more! Suitable for ages 8 and up.
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  • 11:00am Super Mathletes

    Date: 30 July 2016
    Details:

    Fun, interesting, and challenging math topics for advanced currently 5th, 6th and 7th-grade students. Led by David Thomas, local engineer and Mathcounts coach, we will explore number theory, probability,  logic, game-theory, and more!

    This program is FREE and open to students from any school or homeschool.

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  • 3:00pm Basket Weaving Class

    Date: 30 July 2016
    Details:

    Grass basket weaving is an inexpensive hobby that can produce sturdy, practical, and stunning, all natural art pieces. Join us to learn a simple weaving technique and get started weaving your very own grass basket.

    This is a FREE event! Class size limited to 10 individuals, sign up at the front desk.

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  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 1 August 2016
    Details: Join us to build LEGO creations based on cool themes and inspired by children's books! Ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 2 August 2016
    Summary: Tuesdays at 10:30am Children ages 0-3. Stories, songs, finger play & more.
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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 3 August 2016
    Details:

    Wednesdays at 10:30am. Children ages 3-5. Stories, songs, movement & more.

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  • 5:00pm Intermediate Charcoal Portrait Class

    Date: 3 August 2016
    Details:

    Learn portrait drawing from professional artist James Adcox in this two part series. Class size is limited to 8 participants and is appropriate for ages 16 and older. Register at the front desk. Materials fee of $4. For more information contact James at 283-8210.  

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  • 3:00pm SUMMER READING GRAND FINALE PARTY

    Date: 4 August 2016
    Details:

    Make sure to be here for the culmination of another wonderful summer of reading! We will be drawing tickets for prizes, playing games, and more! Oh yeah did I mention Cupcakes! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free and no registration is required. Must be present to win prizes!

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  • 12:00pm Noontime Tunes

    Date: 5 August 2016
    Details:

    A free event brought to us by the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, the Noontime concert series is an expansion of the Summer Music Festival. This concert will include talented musicians who will be performing the musical genre of their choice.

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  • 4:00pm Sewing Project Roundup

    Date: 5 August 2016
    Details:

    Help us use up our leftover supplies! Choose one of our previous projects to make and take home.  Sign up at the front desk or call Ryanna at 283-8208.  $2 materials fee due at sign up.

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  • 3:00pm Dandelion Syrup Workshop

    Date: 6 August 2016
    Details:

    Why not put those pesky dandelions to good use? Learn how to make your own dandelion syrup. It’s easy, all natural, inexpensive, and tastes GREAT! A materials fee of $2 is due at registration.

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  • 5:30pm Kenai Peninsula Orchestra: Navy Winds

    Date: 10 August 2016
    Details:

    Enjoy and evening of lively music with special guests, Navy Band Northwest! The Navy Band Northwest has built a reputation of excellence and is widely known for exceptional musical performances and community outreach.

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  • 3:00pm Beginning Drawing Kids 5-8

    Date: 11 August 2016
    Details:

    Have fun learning basic drawing skills from artist James Adcox. In this hands on class we will be completing a self-portrait in a step-by-step fashion, while practicing various artist techniques.  Class size limited to 10 participants. Must preregister and adult present at event.

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  • 4:30pm Beginning Drawing Kids 9-13

    Date: 11 August 2016
    Details:

    Have fun learning basic drawing techniques from artist James Adcox. Add light and shadows to your drawings, as well as learn how to start a drawing from life. In this hands on class we will be completing a Tonal Drawing using charcoal supplies.

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  • 4:00pm Settlers of Catan Club

    Date: 12 August 2016
    Details:

    Test your skills and see who will become the “Liege of Catan”. Join in a multiplayer board game where you grow your settlements and gain resources to become the champion. No experience necessary. Space is limited to 12 participants/teams. Please preregister at the front desk.

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  • 3:00pm Author Visit: McKibben Jackinsky

    Date: 13 August 2016
    Details:

    Come meet lifelong Alaskan and award-winning journalist McKibben Jackinsky for a book talk and signing. In her book she records accounts from residents who are living in the shadow of the oil industry.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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  • 6:00pm Joint Book Club

    Date: 16 August 2016
    Details: Meeting at the Soldotna Public Library
    Join us to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. New members are always welcome! Questions? Contact Ryanna at 283-8208.
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  • 5:30pm Picture Framing 101

    Date: 18 August 2016
    Details:

    Need something framed but not sure how to go about it? Are you asking yourself– does framing always have to cost a fortune? Come watch experienced picture framer James Adcox demonstrate how to frame paper and canvas art.

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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 19 August 2016
    Details:

    Quick, easy, and fun! Come make a towel for your doll to use on the beach this summer! 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! A materials fee of $3 is due at registration.

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  • 12:00pm Pokemon Go Real

    Date: 20 August 2016
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  • 3:00pm No Bake Peanut Butter Kisses

    Date: 20 August 2016
    Details:

    Come learn how to make these delicious peanut butter treats and take some to go! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Materials fee of $4 due at registration.

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  • 5:30pm Fireweed Honey Workshop

    Date: 25 August 2016
    Details:

    Join us and learn how to make delicious honey out of the beautiful fireweed that blooms  on the peninsula! Class size is limited to 8 people.  Children must have an adult helper.  A materials fee of $3 is due at registration.

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  • 4:00pm Back to School Fmaily Flick

    Date: 26 August 2016
    Details:

    Join us for a fun movie about a city populated solely by animals. Can this rookie rabbit cop and con artist fox solve the mystery behind disappearing animal civilians? The movie is free, we’ll even provide the popcorn and drinks. The film is rated PG. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.



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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)