JUNE, 2017




Starting May 30, all children from pre-school through 8th grade are invited to stop by the front desk and pick up their free Summer Reading Program packets, and then simply Read it, Log It, and Show It to win prizes.  Participants may read whatever they want—we don’t care.  It doesn’t matter how many pages or how many books they go through, or how fast or how slow they do it; it’s all about the time spent reading.

There are canisters in the Children’s Library with prizes ranging from Lego sets to a ride on a firetruck!  For every hour of reading logged, children will receive a ticket to enter for the prize of their choice.

Participants can get extra tickets by completing the activity sheets in the Summer Reading Packets.  All drawings will be held at the Grand Finale Party on Thursday, August  10th, and winners must be present to collect their prizes!

In addition, every 10 hours of reading logged will earn a sticker for the sticker chart.  Collect just two stickers to get an age-appropriate book to keep.  Children who collect all the stickers for their chart get to go to the Amazing Book Cupboard and pick any book they want!

All children ages 5-12 are welcome to come to the 2017 Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party on Thursday, June 8 at 3:00pm!   There will be games, activities, crafts and projects!

Then join us  at 3:00pm every Thursday from June 15 through August 3 for the Summer Reading Construction Zone.  Over the summer will plant flowers, make masks, tour the fire department, build a giant mousetrap, and find many other fun and challenging things to do!



Every Thursday during school summer vacation (June 1 through August 17) all children ages 18 and under are invited to join us for FREE LUNCH from 11:30am to 12:30pm!  This program is sponsored in conjunction with the  Food Bank of Alaska.



The Kenai Community Library will be Closed on SUNDAYS during  the months of June, July and August (Memorial Day through Labor Day).  We will remain open as usual Monday through Saturday.