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Upcoming Events
  • 10:00am Lego Junior Maker Club Family Edition

    Date: 31 January 2015
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    Join us for an hour of building mania! Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. All ages welcome. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

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  • 1:00pm Black History Month Movie Series

    Date: 1 February 2015
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  • 10:30am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 3 February 2015
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  • 10:30am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 4 February 2015
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  • 6:00pm Knitting Club

    Date: 5 February 2015
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  • 10:30am Imagine and Play

    Date: 6 February 2015
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  • 3:00pm KNIT2READ2

    Date: 9 February 2015
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  • 5:30pm Simple Cheese Making Class

    Date: 10 February 2015
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  • 5:30pm Family Craft

    Date: 12 February 2015
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  • CLOSED for Presidents' Day

    Date: 16 February 2015 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 5:30pm DIY Alaskan Wolf Wool Potholders

    Date: 17 February 2015
    Summary: Learn how to sew a simple and effective wool potholder. It is naturally insulated and fire resistant! No sewing experience needed! There is a materials fee of $15 that must be paid at time of registration. Sign up at the front desk.
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  • 5:30pm Video Conference: For the Rights of All

    Date: 17 February 2015
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  • 4:00pm Americal Girl Sewing Project

    Date: 18 February 2015
    Summary: Come learn how to make this simple skirt for your doll! This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up. There is a $2 materials fee that must be paid at time of registration. Participants can only sign up for one of these classes.
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  • 3:30pm Video Conference: Rivers of Ice

    Date: 19 February 2015
    Details: Glacier Bay National Park has a dynamic glacial history. The area and its people have experienced and observed the tidewater glacier cycle of advance and retreat. Today, Glacier Bay is a place of scientific research where scientist conduct studies to understand how glaciers function and what their future may be.
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  • 4:00pm Lego Junior Maker Club

    Date: 19 February 2015
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  • 5:30pm Community Book Club

    Date: 19 February 2015
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  • 5:00pm DIY Tooth Powder Workshop

    Date: 20 February 2015
    Summary: Learn how to make your own natural tooth powder. Safe to use with your regular tooth brush, this powder is made with bentonite clay, baking soda, spices and activated charcoal. Materials fee is $10. Sign up at the front desk.
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  • 2:00pm Family Concert Series

    Date: 21 February 2015
    Summary: FREE, interactive and fun concerts for the whole family, featuring some of Alaska’s finest musicians, educators and book-lovers. For our third concert of the series, join Anchorage Symphony violinist Elise Gelbart for this entertaining family concert!
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  • 2:30pm Teen Screen

    Date: 21 February 2015
    Summary: Join us for this blockbuster and indulge your inner nerd! Popcorn and soda will be served. No registration required. Movie is rated PG-13.
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  • 2:00pm DIY Hemming and Mending Workshop

    Date: 22 February 2015
    Summary: Bring your clothes in need of hemming or mending and learn how to fix them! Lightweight materials only please. This is a FREE program, so register soon!
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  • 12:15pm Video Conference: Immigration with Angel Island, CA

    Date: 25 February 2015
    Details: Students study the major turning points in American history through the lens of immigration with an emphasis on the people who came through the United States Immigration Station on Angel Island. Students will explore this perspective by analyzing visual artifacts, video, and poetry of the immigrants who were detained on the island.
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  • 4:00pm Family Craft

    Date: 25 February 2015
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  • 4:00pm Science with Mr. Dan

    Date: 26 February 2015
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    Come join us for high-energy, fun and educational afterschool science classes. Mr. Dan from the Watershed Forum will present. This month’s class is all about birds! Geared towards children ages 6-10. No registration is required.

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  • 12:00pm Meal Planning Workshop

    Date: 28 February 2015
    Details: Learn how to plan healthy meals on a budget. Colleen Sonnevil will be talking about how to prepare meals and eat healthy on a budget! During the lecture, participants will make their own healthy meal to eat for lunch. The meal will include your choice of salad and pulled pork. The materials fee is $4 to cover the cost of food. All ages and families are welcome to participate. Register at the front desk.
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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)