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Upcoming Events
  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 31 May 2016

    Designed 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: 1 June 2016
    Summary: Wednesdays at 10:30am. Children ages 3-5. Stories, songs, movement & more.
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  • 3:00pm Summer Reading Kick Off Party

    Date: 2 June 2016
    Summary: Register, pick up your reading log, and join us for crafts, games, snacks and fun!
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  • 5:30pm DIY Bug Block Bars

    Date: 2 June 2016
    Summary: Learn how to make your own all-natural, mosquito repellent!
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  • 11:00am MathCounts

    Date: 4 June 2016
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  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 6 June 2016
    Summary: Join us to build LEGO creations based on cool themes and inspired by children's books!
    Details: Ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • 5:00pm Charcoal Portrait Class

    Date: 8 June 2016
    Summary: Materials fee of $4. Contact James Adcox at 283-8210 for more information.

    Come learn the basics of 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!


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    Date: 9 June 2016
    Summary: Join us for games and fun every Thursday at 3pm!
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  • 3:00pm Easy Ice Cream Class

    Date: 11 June 2016

    Learn this simple method of making ice cream in a bag and enjoy a tasty treat! Class size is limited to 14, so sign up early at the front desk! Children under 8 MUST be accompanied by an adult. This activity  is for ages 6 and older.


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  • 5:30pm Book Club

    Date: 16 June 2016

    Book to discuss: Go Set a Watchman By Harper Lee

    Questions? Contact Ryanna at rthurman@kenai.city  or 283-8208


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  • 3:00pm Easy Crochet: Pot Holder

    Date: 17 June 2016

    Materials fee $4. Class size limited to  6 participants, sign up at the front desk or call Lilly at 283-4378.


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  • 3:00pm Author Visit: Steve Toutonghi

    Date: 18 June 2016

    Come meet former Soldotna graduate, Steve Toutonghi, and stay for a reading and signing of his new novel Join. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love, recently praised Join with "a searing, ballistic plunge into the mysteries of identity and mortality. Its ingenious core is revealed and amplified by high voltage suspense and murder. Delicious."



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  • 5:30pm Casserole Carrier Sewing Project

    Date: 23 June 2016

    Sign up for this hands on workshop and learn how to make a simple and sturdy casserole carrier! There is a materials fee of $8 that must be paid at the time of registration. No sewing experience needed! Sign up at the front desk or call Ryanna at 283-8208.


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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 24 June 2016

    $2 Materials Fee. Sewing Pattern for American Girl or 18” Dolls

    Come make a no-sew swimming suit out of a sock 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!


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  • 11:00am Rhubarb Pancakes Cooking Class

    Date: 25 June 2016

    Rhubarb in Pancakes? Find out how this versatile veggie can be added to almost any dish that calls for apples, and then make some delicious pancakes. This FREE class will make you rethink how you use this fun Alaskan vegetable.

    Must Pre-Register at the front desk, class size limited to 8 participants. Children 10 or under must be accompanied by an adult.


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  • 3:00pm Adult Coloring Class

    Date: 25 June 2016
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  • 11:00am and 3:00pm Stevens Puppets: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Date: 1 July 2016

    Join us for a free, all-ages production of this classic children’s tale with beautiful, hand-painted marionettes!


    Tickets are FREE but quantity is limited, pick them up at the Kenai Community Library starting June 1st.





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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)