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Upcoming Events
  • 5:30pm Credit and Home Buying Basics

    Date: 4 November 2014
    Details: Join Loan Originator’s Rhonda Johnson and Kenneth Scott from Alaska USA to learn what goes into a credit score and how each factor affects the score. Learn the five keys to homeownership and why it is important to be pre-approved before shopping. Hear about the variety of loan programs available in Alaska. Light refreshments will be provided. Register at the front desk for this FREE program. For any inquiries contact Veronica at vcroteau@kenai.city.
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  • 5:30pm DIY Shea Body Butter Workshop

    Date: 5 November 2014
    Details:

    Learn how to make your own whipped Shea Body Butter using essential oils to soothe and energize dry skin. $12 materials fee, class size is limited to 10 people, register at the front desk.

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  • 4:30pm Family Game Time

    Date: 7 November 2014
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  • 1:30pm Masterpiece Theater Viewing and Tea

    Date: 9 November 2014
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  • CLOSED for Veterans Day

    Date: 11 November 2014 00:00 to 23:59
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  • 5:30pm Family Craft

    Date: 13 November 2014
    Details:

    Join us in the Kid Spot for a fun afternoon of crafting! Each family will make a Thanksgiving Tree to display during the holiday!

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  • 4:00pm Open Mic Poetry Reading

    Date: 14 November 2014
    Details: Join fellow poetry lovers by the fireplace for an evening of poetry. Read a personal poem or choose from one of your favorite poets. No registration required.
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  • 2:00pm Scrabble Club

    Date: 15 November 2014
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  • 3:00pm Beaded Bracelet Class

    Date: 15 November 2014
    Details:

    Genuine Swarovski crystals in autumn tones with copper-toned beads and findings. Must be registered to attend class, $12 materials cost must be pre-paid. Class size limited so be sure to sign up early!

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  • 3:00pm KNIT2READ2- Teen Knitting Club

    Date: 17 November 2014
    Details:

    Join other teens and librarian, Amy Pascucci, for weekly afternoons of knitting at the library in the Teen Wave section. Beginners welcome!

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  • 5:30pm DIY Deodorant Workshop

    Date: 18 November 2014
    Details:

    Learn how to make simple and effective all natural deodorant. $8 materials fee, class size is limited to 8 people, register at the front desk.

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  • 5:30pm Community Book Club

    Date: 20 November 2014
    Details:

    The Kenai Community Library book club will be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline for the November meeting. A captivating story of two very different women who build an unexpected friendship.

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  • 6:00pm Knitting Club

    Date: 20 November 2014
    Details: Gather by our fireplace for an evening of knitting and chatting. Just bring your needles, yarn and projects. Everyone welcome regardless of knitting ability.
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  • 4:00pm Children's Book Character Bingo

    Date: 21 November 2014
    Details:

    Partner with your favorite young one to test your knowledge of children’s book characters! Win prizes and enjoy snacks!

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  • 2:00pm Crafternoon

    Date: 22 November 2014
    Details: Join us for a fun Thanksgiving craft in the Kid Spot! We will be making Thankful Hearts out of your choice of fabric!
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  • 2:30pm Teen Screen Saturdays

    Date: 22 November 2014
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  • 5:30pm Video Conference: Health Happy Hour

    Date: 24 November 2014
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  • 11:15am Pre-School Story Time

    Date: 25 November 2014
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  • 11:00am Wee Read Story Time

    Date: 26 November 2014
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  • 4:00pm Book to Art

    Date: 26 November 2014
    Details:

    This month’s Book to Art selection is The Penderwicks: a Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits and a Very Interesting Boy, appropriate for children in grades 3-5.  The book was a National Book Award winner.

    Pre-registration at front desk or by calling 283-8210. Materials and snack provided. The first 10 participants may pick up a copy at the front desk.  Also available in audiobook and ebook format.

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  • CLOSED for Thanksgiving

    Date: 28 November 2014 00:00 to 23:59
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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.

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

(closed Sundays in summer)