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Upcoming Events
  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 29 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: 30 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: 31 August 2016

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

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  • CLOSED for Labor Day

    Date: 3 September 2016 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 5:30pm Sauerkraut Workshop

    Date: 8 September 2016

    Come learn how to make delicious and tangy sauerkraut! Full of probiotics, vitamins, and trace minerals, sauerkraut is wonderful for your digestive health. Must pre-register at the front desk. Class size limited to 12 participants. $5 materials fee.

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  • 4:00pm Retro Video Game Night

    Date: 9 September 2016

    We’ll be digging out some retro systems from the 90’s for a race & battle bonanza! There will be a variety of multiplayer games, trivia, art pages, and more! This is a FREE event, open to all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 10:00am Off the Page

    Date: 10 September 2016
    Details: Children ages 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to enjoy children’s books while also experiencing movement and play.  Please register at the library front desk. (limit 10 families)
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  • 5:00pm DC vs Marvel Trivia Night

    Date: 13 September 2016

    Do you think you know everything about SUPERHEROES?  Or maybe your kids do? Well come join us September 13th to find out!  First, find a team.  Next, pick a side - DC or Marvel (each table will be assigned a character).  Put on your thinking caps for this family friendly event!  Prizes for the wining team!  Bonus points for costumes!

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  • 5:00pm Get Your Geek On: Comic Book Review

    Date: 14 September 2016
    Details: Do you love reading Graphic Novels?  Which one is your favorite?  Come share with a group of like-minded souls and tell us all about your chosen graphic Novels.  If possible, bring the book that you want to review and be ready for a SUPER conversation!
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  • 4:00pm Let's Draw! - Design a Superhero

    Date: 15 September 2016

    Have fun designing your own SUPERHERO with artist James Adcox.  In this hands on class we will be learning how to draw a human form.  Of course we will also be adding all the gizmos, gadgets, and logos that all superheroes need! If you plan to attend please sign up at the front desk! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 5:30pm Book Club

    Date: 15 September 2016
    Summary: This month the book club will be discussing “Someone” By Alice McDermott. New members are always welcome. Questions? Contact Ryanna at rthurman@kenai.city or 283-8208.
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  • 4:00pm Batman Day

    Date: 16 September 2016

    Hey all you crime fighters in training, It’s Batman Day!  Come celebrate the world’s greatest detective, Batman.  Of course, costumes are welcome.  Special guest appearances by the dark knight himself as well as some shady villains?

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  • 12:00pm Author Visit- Dan Walker

    Date: 17 September 2016

    Come meet author Dan Walker at the Kenai Community Library. He’ll be introducing his new book “Secondhand Summer” an edgy, historical fiction YA novel, set in 1965 Anchorage, about choice, change and growth.

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  • 3:00pm Basket Weaving Class

    Date: 17 September 2016

    Join us to learn a simple weaving technique and get started weaving your very own grass basket. Also learn how to pick, dry, and prep your own grass for weaving!  This is a FREE event! Class size limited to 10 individuals, sign up at the front desk.

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  • 2:00pm Easy Crochet

    Date: 18 September 2016
    Details: Learn some basic crochet stitches and make a granny square at this inter-active workshop! Materials fee $5. Class size limited to 6 participants, sign up at the front desk.
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  • 5:00pm Intermediate Watercolor Portraiture

    Date: 21 September 2016

    Learn watercolor portraiture from professional artist James Adcox in the first of this two part series. Class size is limited to 10 participants and is appropriate for ages 16 and older. Register at the front desk! Materials fee of $6 for both classes.

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  • 4:00pm Doll House Free Play

    Date: 22 September 2016
    Details: Bring your doll and join other American Girl enthusiasts for some fun, unstructured play time!  If you don’t have a doll, no worries, we have two for participants to share. Check out all the accessories we’ve made and let your imagination run wild! Suitable for children ages 6-12.
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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 23 September 2016
    Details: FREE! Sewing Pattern for American Girl or 18” Dolls. Come make a beautiful doll quilt and pillow! 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.
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  • 3:00pm Easy Bead Earrings

    Date: 24 September 2016

    Learn an easy beading technique and take home a pair of beautiful earrings!  This project is for ages 12 and up, materials fee $5.00, class size is limited to 12 people.  Please pre-register and pay at the library front desk.

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  • 4:00pm American Girl Building Project

    Date: 29 September 2016

    Learn how to build a bed for your doll. We will be building a bed suitable for an American Girl or 18” doll. This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up.  Class size is limited to 10 participants so sign up early at the front desk. Materials fee of $7.

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  • 4:00pm Blocked Buster Movie Night

    Date: 30 September 2016

    Join us for a “PG” film based on a banned book written by Roald Dahl. This film features a little girl with special powers who must stop the cruel Miss Trunchbull and help her teacher Miss Honey and the other children at her school. This is a FREE event with drinks and snacks provided.

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  • 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)