Newsletter

KENAI COMMUNITY LIBRARY NEWSLETTER
August, 2017

 

 

BUILD A BETTER WORLD END OF SUMMER PARTY

All children from pre-school to high school are invited to our Summer Reading Program Grand Finale Party, Thursday, August 10 at 3:00pm on the Kenai City Green Strip (by the softball fields off Main Street Loop)!  There will be games, refreshments, and a special guest appearance by those amazing entertainers from Oklahoma,  JUGGLE WHATEVER!

For all those kids who are participating in the Summer Reading Program and have been adding their tickets to the reward canisters, today is the day we draw prizes!  Who will be riding the Fire Truck to school this Fall?

RASPBERRY PI CLUB

Join us Wednesday, August 9 at 4:00 pm for the first meeting of our brand new Raspberry Pi Club!  Learn how to program, create games and inventions, make music with Sonic Pi, meet new friends and more.  Beginners are welcome! The Pi club is open to users of all skill levels.

 

OVERDRIVE WEBSITE UPDATES

(Alaska Digital Library)

Users can now see all the titles they have rated from a new link on the “My Account” page.  Titles can be sorted by date rated, title or rating. Wish List and Holds can now be sorted by date, title or author.   Read-Along titles are now clearly identified on the Loans page.

A link has been added (between “Feedback” and “Help” in the upper right corner) to an OverDrive Help article which updates users of recent site changes. The article will cover high-level design and functionality updates, and will provide a resource for users who notice changes to learn more.

 

AUGUST 18 IS BAD POETRY DAY

Every day I’m poeting

Even though I don’t know a thing.

Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall,

Is a bad poem better than no poem at all?

 

MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY!

Join us on Thursday, August 3, 5:00pm for a free performance by Carol Markstrom, the Academy of Western Artists’ Western Female Vocalist of the Year  (2015)!   Her second album, “Crossing Borders” has been named the 2017 Original Classic Western CD of the Year!

Want more?  Come enjoy  Noon Time Tunes from the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Monday, August 7 and  Thursday August 10 12:00 for a classical treat!

 

SLIDE PROJECTOR LOANS

The Kenai Community Library has a slide projector available for check-out with the following terms:  The equipment may be borrowed for up to three days, with a daily fee of $3.00; late fees are an additional $3.00 per day if the projector and all its components are not returned on time.  The patron must provide a credit card  (not a debit card) at check-out and will be charged a $50 deposit, which will be refunded when the equipment is returned in the same condition it was borrowed.

 

The City of Kenai Annual Drinking Water Report for 2016 is now available on the City website
http://www.ci.kenai.ak.us/sites/default/files/departments/publicworks/2016_Water_Quality.pdf
Hardcopies can be found at City Hall, the Kenai Community Library, the Visitor’s Center, the Recreation Center, the Senior Center and the Fire Department.

The Library will be closed on Sundays in August