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Upcoming Events
  • 11:00am Super Mathletes

    Date: 2 July 2016
    Details:

    Fun, interesting, and challenging math topics for advanced currently 5th, 6th and 7th-grade students. Led by David Thomas, local engineer and Mathcounts coach, we will explore number theory, probability,  logic, game-theory, and more!

    This program is FREE and open to students from any school or homeschool.

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  • CLOSED for Independence Day

    Date: 4 July 2016 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 5 July 2016
    Summary: Tuesdays at 10:30am Children ages 0-3. Stories, songs, finger play & more.
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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 6 July 2016
    Summary: Wednesdays at 10:30am Children ages 3-5. Stories, songs, movement & more.
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  • 3:00pm Summer Reading: Get in the Game- Children's Yoga

    Date: 7 July 2016
    Details:

    Learn about yoga using poses designed especially for kids. Yoga is a great way to improve flexibility and promote relaxation. Try out different poses and have fun with this interactive approach to yoga.

    Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 3:00pm Basket Weaving Class

    Date: 9 July 2016
    Details:

    Grass basket weaving is an inexpensive hobby that can produce sturdy, practical, and stunning, all natural art pieces. Join us to learn a simple weaving technique and get started weaving your very own grass basket.

    This is a FREE event! Class size limited to 10 individuals, sign up at the front desk.

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  • 4:00pm LEGO Maker Mondays

    Date: 11 July 2016
    Details: Join us to build LEGO creations based on cool themes and inspired by children's books! Ages 6-12; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • 3:00pm Summer Reading: Get in the Game- Wolves and Dogs

    Date: 14 July 2016
    Details:

    Learn about dogs and wolves and find out what makes them the ultimate athletes. Test your knowledge about our canine companions and then make a cool craft.

    Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 4:00pm Teen Screen: A Date with Dystopia

    Date: 15 July 2016
    Details: Come enjoy a dystopian book to movie and tell us what you think about it! Popcorn and soda will be served. Teens only!
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  • 5:00pm Charcoal Portrait Class

    Date: 20 July 2016
    Details:

    Learn portrait drawing from professional artist James Adcox in this two part series.  Class size is limited to 8 participants and is designed for ages 16 and older.  Register at the library front desk! Materials fee of $4. Contact James Adcox at 283-8210 for more information.

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  • 3:00pm Summer Reading: Get in the Game- The Peninsula Oilers

    Date: 21 July 2016
    Details:

    Meet the Peninsula Oilers and find out more about the sport of Baseball. Learn about the different positions on the team and the equipment they use to help them succeed.

    Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 5:30pm Book Club

    Date: 21 July 2016
    Summary: Book to Discuss: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
    Details: New members are always welcome. Contact Ryanna at rthurman@kenai.city or 283-8208 for more information.
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  • 4:00pm American Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 22 July 2016
    Summary: Come make an adorable luau outfit for your doll! THis program is suitable for children ages 8 and up. Class size is limited to 8 participants so sign up early at the front desk. $5 Materials Fee
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  • 3:00pm Family Craft: Rock Bugs

    Date: 23 July 2016
    Details:

    Join us for a family friendly craft. We’ll be learning how to make bugs out of rocks! This is a FREE event, no registration required.

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  • 3:00pm Summer Reading: Get in the Game- Bowling

    Date: 28 July 2016
    Details:

    Join us for a game of Human Bowling! Learn about the game of bowling, play fun games, color a sports visor, and so much more. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • 5:30pm Fireweed Jelly Workshop

    Date: 28 July 2016
    Details:

    Come learn how to make delicious jelly out of the beautiful fireweed that blooms on the peninsula! Class size is limited to 8 people,  and children must have an adult helper.  Must pre-register at the front desk. $3 materials fee.

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  • 4:30pm Harry Potter Birthday Bash

    Date: 29 July 2016
    Summary: Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with us! Prizes, trivia, games, snacks, and more! Suitable for ages 8 and up.
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FAQs
  • How can I get a library card?

    You will need to fill out a short application.

    Please bring photo identification and 2 pieces of recently cancelled mail as proof of address.

    Parents or legal guardians must sign the application for minors under the age of eighteen and must have a library card.

  • How can I check my own library account?

    You can access your account on a computer in the library, by calling the Library at 283-4378, or by signing into the Library Catalog at www.kenailibrary.org

    Use the 14 digit barcode on your card, as your user ID.

  • How long can I keep items? Can they be renewed?

    Most items are checked out for 21 days, DVDs check out for 7 days. Most library materials, may be renewed once if not reserved or on hold for another person.

    You can renew items from home by telephone, by email to kenailibrary@ci.kenai.ak.us, and via the catalog on the library website. Items cannot be renewed on-line if they are overdue.

  • Does the Library offer access to the internet? Is there a charge?

    Public access to the Internet, using Windows 7, at computer stations is available.A Library card or guest pass is needed. Mini-laptops are available for use in the library on the wireless network. Using wireless on your own laptop is available during Library hours. Access is free, however, a prepaid fee of $.25 is charged per page of printing.

  • How do I check to see if you have a book? What if the Library does not have what I need?

    Search in the library and from home by clicking the Catalog Search button. Basic and advanced search options are available. Bring up information on that item by clicking the Details button. If the Library does not own the book you need, you may request an Inter Library Loan. The Library also takes requests for purchase of materials.

  • Does the library use volunteers?

    Yes, Yes, Yes! The Library is always looking for volunteers. We always need shelvers and we sometimes have projects. If you are interested, please stop by the Library to complete a brief questionnaire.

For a full list of library events, please click here

Kenai Community Library Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

(closed Sundays in summer)