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Upcoming Events
  • 4:00pm Summer Reading Ice Cream Celebration

    Date: 1 August 2015
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  • 3:30pm Balloon Sculpture Workshop

    Date: 3 August 2015
    Details:

    Turn any day into a party with our free balloon sculpture class. Learn some of the most popular balloon twists like “the balloon sword” or “the balloon bog”. These are sure to be a big hit at your next event.

    No pre-registration required.

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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 4 August 2015
    Details:

    For children ages 0-3. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, finger play and more! No registration required.

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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 5 August 2015
    Details:

    For children ages 3-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, songs, movement and more! No registration required.

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  • 10:00am Super Mathletes

    Date: 6 August 2015
    Details:

    10-11am  for New Students

    11-12pm for previous Mathletes
    Learn to soar through the power of Math! David Thomas will be leading a weekly Math-Counts program every Thursday. This is a program designed for advanced math students in 5th-7th grade. If you enjoy math then we hope you’ll join us. It will be a blast!

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  • 10:30am Imagine and Play

    Date: 7 August 2015
    Details:

    For children ages 0-5. Enjoy a program full of stories, music, movement and free play. No registration required.

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  • 3:30pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 7 August 2015
    Details: Come learn how to make an adorable apron for your doll! This program is suitable for children 8 and up. Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk. No experience needed! Sewing pattern for American Girl or 18” dolls. There is a $7 materials fee to be paid at registration.
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  • 5:30pm Fireweed Honey Workshop

    Date: 10 August 2015
    Details: Come learn how to make delicious honey out of the beautiful fireweed that blooms on the peninsula! Class size is limited to 8 people, and children must have an adult helper. Materials fee of $3 to be paid at time of registration. For more information call Ryanna at 283-4378.
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  • 3:00pm Angry Bird Family Craft

    Date: 14 August 2015
    Details:

    Families with children of all ages are invited to make Angry Bird yarn pom-poms. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. FREE! No registration required.

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  • 3:00pm Basket Weaving Class

    Date: 15 August 2015
    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 but class size is limited to 10 individuals so sign up early at the front desk.  

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  • 1:00pm Back to School Movie Marathon

    Date: 17 August 2015
    Details:

    The beginning of the school year is almost here. Come enjoy all three family friendly movies or stop by for just one. This is a free event with snacks and drinks, so invite you friends!

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  • 5:30pm Community Book Club

    Date: 20 August 2015
    Details: This month the book club will be discussing Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova. If you have any questions regarding the book club, please contact Ryanna at rthurman@kenai.city or 283-8208.
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  • 3:00pm Upcycle: T-Shirt Bags

    Date: 22 August 2015
    Details:

    Bring your old t-shirts and we’ll show you how to turn them into no-sew cloth grocery bags. This is a free class, no registration required!

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  • 5:30pm DIY Grocery Bag Holder Workshop

    Date: 27 August 2015
    Details: Sign up for this class and learn how to make a simple and effective grocery bag holder! There is a materials fee of $3 that must be paid at the time of registration. No sewing experience needed. Class size limited to 8 participants.
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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 28 August 2015
    Details: Come learn how to make an adorable apron for your doll! This program is suitable for children 8 and up. Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk. No experience needed! Sewing pattern for American Girl or 18” dolls. There is a $7 materials fee to be paid at registration.
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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)