17th Edition Race--July 11th!
On Fri., July 11 at 6 PM, KFL will be will be hosting the 17th Edition of the annual road race, our largest fund-raising event of the year. Whether you're an avid runner or competitive walker, enjoy walking with friends and chatting, or prefer spectating to competing, our 5K race has something for everyone. 

Pick up a registration form at our circulation desks or register online. (If you had trouble with online registration last year, don't worry: the registration process is much smoother with Active) If you don't have your schedule planned out months in advance, you can still register the day of the race. The registration and check-in tables will be open from 4 PM to 5:30 PM, giving you time to get to the starting line before the race starts at 6 PM. This year we are able to process credit cards so you won't need to make a trip to the ATM first.

Not a competitor?  Have company in town? Not a problem. There's plenty of fun to be had. Starting at 6 PM (with the start of the race) the Kennebunk River Band will be playing on the library steps. A fabulous picnic dinner with sandwiches, chips, salads, and chowders catered by local restaurants will be available after the race. An assortment of delicious homemade desserts will be provided. Dinner is free to racers and available for a small $5 fee for others. Additionally, a beer and wine garden will be open on the library lawn - $5 for a glass of either. (How often do you have the opportunity to sip a glass of wine while lounging on the library lawn?) Just to be safe, we're going to be asking everyone for their ID - you may think you look over 21, but we think you all look young!  

We have an amazing assortment of nearly 50 raffle prizes to offer, all donated by generous local businesses.We also have two "super raffles" this year, both worth $400: a private charter sail on the Pineapple Ketch and a round of golf for 4 with cart at the Webhannet Golf Club. Stop by the Library anytime to view the available raffle items or to get a jump-start on purchasing your tickets. Winners will be drawn on race night, but you don't need to be present to win. If you have any questions about the race or the raffles, give us a call at (207)985-2173 or email us. 

KFL's 2014 Annual Appeal Draws to a Close

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Thank you for your generous response to our 2014 Annual Appeal!  Our goal of $61,000 was nearly met (99.9%) with $60,922.04 donated from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  From the donation box to dedicated Clynk refunds to memorial donations to responses to our spring appeal - your ongoing donations and accompanying support is both gratifying and humbling.  We continue to work at our mission "to serve the diverse cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs of our community" and appreciate your support.

IndieFlix at KFL

IndieFlix offers thousands of instant streaming of the world's favorite independent films from independent filmmakers and more than 2,000 film festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, and Slamdance.

KFL patrons can create an account for free through the RBDigital Gateway.  No checkouts, returns, or waiting. Multiple users can watch the same film on different devices at the same time.

IndieFlix is available via all Internet-enabled computers, tablets and smartphones through the web browser.These films are not rated by the MPAA, so viewer discretion is advised.

Click here for instructions.

Local Artist Creates Unique Library Race Map

Don't miss this opportunity to purchase this one-of-a-kind souvenir of the Library Race route! Hand drawn and colored by local artist and ardent library supporter, Steve Hrehovcik, this is a treasure indeed for residents and visitors alike. The print is ready for framing and available for purchase $20 at the Library.

Help raise funds for KFL, and spread the word by telling your family, friends, and co-workers.

CLYNKPick up your free CLYNK bags at our circulation desks and fill them up with your redeemable bottles and cans.

      Drop off the bags at the nearest CLYNK counters in the nearby Hannaford Supermarkets locations. No need to sort or count. CLYNK  bags display a barcode for KFL, so the money goes directly to the Library’s account.

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