Kenai Community Library Newsletter

The library will be closed on July 4th and July 5th in observation of Independence Day.

Summer Reading is still in full swing! During July we will be having a variety of science themed Summer Reading Crafts every Thursday at 4:00pm. July 10 we will be making ooblek, July 17 we will explore famous scientists, and July 24 we will take a look at the written word, from hornbooks to iPADs! 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

Worried about your online security? We are offering an Online Safety class on Monday, July 14th at 5:00pm to teach you how to protect your identity when using the Internet. We also offer eReader device training. If you would like to set up an appointment contact Ryanna Thurman at

We have two video conferences this month brought to us by the Alaska OWL Project. On Thursday, July 10 at 5:00pm join us for the program “What to Read: Transition Planning”. This program is lead by Freya Anderson and will discuss how to prepare for retirement. Health Happy Hour will present “Antioxidants in Alaska’s Wildberries” on Monday, July 28th at 5:30pm.

The Tween Book Club and the Jr. High Book Club will not be meeting during July, or August. The Community Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 17 at 5:30pm to discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. For more information about the Community Book Club, contact Ryanna Thurman at

Protect yourself from the swarms of mosquitoes! On Thursday, July 31 at 5:00pm we will teach a DIY Bug Repellent Workshop. Learn how to make your own all natural, DEET free bug repellent made from a mixture of essential oils and other natural insect deterrents. Participants will take home a 4oz spray bottle so there is a $10 materials fee that must be paid in cash when you register. Class size is limited, so sign up early. To register, see the front desk.

Need help getting started on your computer? The library offers free 30 minute beginning computer courses! Learn computer basics, email, Internet browsing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint. By appointment only, see the front desk or call Ryanna at 283-8208.