Kenai Community Library Newsletter

The library will be closed on Sundays through August and resume Winter Hours after Labor Day.


Summer Reading was a great success this year! Over 200 kids signed up to participate, and an estimated 600-1000 hours of reading was accomplished! We also received over 20 completed science logs and had fun with the 20-35 kids who made it to our summer reading crafts every week. Thank you to all who participated! Mark your calendars for the Grand Finale Party on August 1 at 4:00pm! Enjoy snacks, science themed crafts, and remember, you must be present to win the prizes! If you have any questions about the Summer Reading Program contact Rebecca Barnick at rbarnick@ci.kenai.ak.us.


Hey teens! Feel like your world is coming to an end because school is starting up again? Join us for “A Date With Dystopia– Teen Movie Week “. Every day of the week before school starts, from August 11th –15th, we will be showing a popular dystopian movie at 4:00pm in our meeting room. We will be serving popcorn, pop, and some post apocalyptic trivia!


Now that school is just around the corner it is time to refamiliarize yourself with all the awesome online resources the library has to offer for school aged kids. Live Homework Help is available through the Digital Pipeline seven days a week from noon to 2am Alaska Time. Brain Pop can be accessed at any time and offers a variety of fun and engaging lessons in seven different subjects! The Testing and Education Reference Center can help you prep for almost any test you might be studying for, from the ACT to the GRE.


The Tween Book Club and the Jr. High Book Club will not be meeting during August. The Community Book Club will meet on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30pm to discuss Americanah by Ngozi Adichie. For more information about the Community Book Club, contact Ryanna Thurman at rthurman@ci.kenai.ak.us.


This month for our DIY series we will be teaching how to make your own lip balm! The workshop is on Thursday, August 14th at 5:00pm. The recipe includes ultra moisturizing coconut oil and a blend of fragrant essential oils. The materials fee is only $5 and participants will make and take home a tube of all natural lip balm. Class size is limited to 12 people, so sign up early. Children are welcome but must bring an adult helper. To register, see the front desk or call Ryanna Thurman at 283-8208.