Kenai Community Library Newsletter

Don’t Forget! The library will be closed for Memorial weekend May 23-25 as well as May 31.

May 2 Book Sale. Once again the friends of the library will be holding a book sale, this time here at the library! This is a brown bag sale, so it’s only $5 for all the books you can stuff in a bag. The book sale will be from 9am-4pm and is the perfect chance to find a great book.

This month our Family Craft is May 5th, from 5:30-6:30pm. We’ll be making clothespin magnets with a spring twist! This is a FREE event and registration is not required.

Karen the CakeLady will be hosting a Cake Decorating Class at 3pm here at the Library. Learn some tricks of the trade and decorate your own mini cake to take home. The materials fee is $8 a cake, register early so you don’t miss out.

A Mother’s Day Tea, will be happening at the library May 9th at 10am. Join us for a special craft, story, tea and muffins.  Children ages 3 and up may bring their mothers, grandmothers and/or caregivers to this FREE event. Please pre-register at front desk.

Still waiting for the flowers to bloom? Why not join us for Crafternoon May 14th at 4pm? This FREE event is open to all ages. Our staff will show you how to make your own tissue paper cherry blossoms to take home and enjoy.

Don’t Miss our Spring Fling Movie Day Saturday May 16th at 2pm. Come see one of this spring’s newly released movies and enjoy free popcorn and drinks! The movie is rated PG so the whole family is invited!

Bam! Pow! Read! Join us this summer for a superhero-themed Summer Reading Program!  Open to youth ages 0-17, the program invites young people to log reading hours and to attend an assortment of exciting, superhero-themed programming.  Registration          begins May 21, reading packets are available beginning June 1 and reading officially begins on June 8th!  The program ends August 1, with an ice cream celebration, superhero parade and prizes for all participants.   Watch for special events, including a celebration of Our Community Heroes on Thursday, June 11, and a June 18th visit from the Stevens Puppets, who’ve been an enormous hit for 2 years running.  This program is free and open to youth of all abilities.

The Book Club will be meeting Thursday, May 21, at 5:30pm. We will be discussing  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Everyone is welcome

Superhero Science will  be starting up May 28th at 4pm. Come learn about Frogs, nature’s own superheroes, and participate in a themed craft. This program is FREE. All children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

We have a couple DIY and sewing projects this month! Remember, you must sign up and pay the materials fee in advance at the front desk in the library.

On Thursday, May 7th, at 5:30pm we’ll be offering a DIY Lotion Bars workshop. This lotion is all natural and would make a perfect gift for upcoming Mother’s Day!  Each participant will get to choose their own scent and make 3 bars of lotion. Materials fee is $10. Register at the front desk.

The American Girl Sewing Projects are here! We have two sessions this month on making accessories for your dolls! Each participant will make a colorful Tutu during the class to bring home with them. Sign up for either the May 15 OR the May 29 session. Both are at 4pm. The materials fee is $3. Register in advance at the front desk, as slots fill up quick!

Celebrate Mother’s day with a flower inspired Bracelet Beading Class, Saturday, May 9, at 3pm. This bracelet is made of pink and green Swarovski crystals, with a beautiful flower pattern. Materials fee is $10 and must be pre-paid at time of registration.