Community Yard Sale at the KFL

We're holding a Community Yard Sale on Sat., Aug. 22nd from 9 AM-1 PM--Rain or Shine! If you are looking for prime visibility with free advertising for your upcoming yard sale, look no further than your local library. 

For information on how to reserve your spot, click here. Applications (click here) and a $25 fee are due by 5 PM on Mon. Aug. 17th.

Museum Passes offered to Patrons of the KFL

KFL offers passes to four museums, courtesy of the Friends of KFL. The passes are: The Sports Museum (Boston), Portland Museum of Art, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (Portland) and Maine State Park vehicle passes. 

Information on how to reserve these passes and the guidelines associated with each is available here.

Introducing Zinio E-Magazine Collection

KFL is pleased to offer Zinio to our patrons, which allows multi-user access to popular publications. Through our website and with a valid library card, KFL patrons have unlimited multi-user access to 50 complete digital magazines and can be viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.

Zinio digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Magazines include Good Housekeeping, Men's Health, Vogue, Newsweek, National Geographic, and the New Yorker. View the full list. Library Director Jill LeMay mentions that "we are excited to offer this new service to our patrons--they are going to love this!"

Because Zinio is a "shared" collection, please check the instructions for creating new accounts. (There are some non-intuitive steps!) To begin click here to create an account or to log in. For more information and instructions, please click here

As always, you may call the library at 207-985-2173, or email us for help. 

KFL's 18th Edition Library Race!
On behalf of the Kennebunk Free Library Board of Trustees, thank you very much for helping make the 18th Edition Race a huge success!  The weather was near-perfect and over four hundred runners plus visitors enjoyed an evening full of delicious food, great music, a bit of exercise, and friendly conversation!  Over 100 community businesses generously supported the Road Race with sponsorships, prize donations, raffle items, and other support for the Race.  Dozens of community members and library supporters volunteered hundreds of hours to make this event not only our biggest fundraiser of the year but one that provided an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful summer evening on the library’s lawn!  By all accounts this was a huge success!

Click here for a list of results, and here for a list of the lucky raffle winners

Photos of race day are available here.

Join the Friends!

KFL Friends have supported the KFL for many years. A new group has formed and we welcome newcomers to the group!

Already, Friends are helping with our upcoming book sale. Click here for more information and to download an application.

Lawrence Dwight Named KFL’s First Trustee Emeritus

Lawrence "Larry” Dwight has been named Kennebunk Free Library’s first Trustee Emeritus, endorsed unanimously by the KFL’s Board of Trustees. 

In November 2014, the KFL Board of Trustees agreed to create the role of Trustee Emeritus for former KFL Trustees in recognition of their "distinguished service", defined as active participation and engagement when serving as a full member of the Board; consistent philanthropic support; and demonstrated interest in the KFL. 

Larry has satisfied this definition many times over. He is a former Board of Trustees president and board member of many years. As the great-grandson of George Parsons, who donated the land for the present library, hired the architect and oversaw the building process, Larry has been a mainstay at the KFL for decades, and continues to support the KFL. 

Notary Services Now at KFL

The Library is now offering notary services! The service will be available most weekdays, but we recommend calling in advance to ensure that a notary is available. Please remember to bring a valid photo ID and, of course, the document to be notarized. Most documents must be signed in the presence of the notary to be valid so it's best to not sign in advance. There will be a small $2 fee per document. 

For more information, email us or give us a call at 985-2173.

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.

Library Hours

Mon.     9:30 AM - 8 PM
Tues.    9:30 AM - 8 PM
Wed.    12:30 PM - 8 PM
Thurs.   9:30 AM - 5 PM
Fri.       9:30 AM - 5 PM
Sat.      9:30 AM - 5 PM
Summer Saturdays hours (9:30 AM - 1 PM) begin on July 11th.

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Minerva: Questions AND Answers
We are so appreciative of our patrons who are learning the ins and outs of Minerva along with us! For more how-tos, view our brochure.

Holiday Closures
The Library will close for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7th.

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Upcoming Events

8/3/2015 - 2:00 PM
Introduction to Cartooning

8/4/2015 - 10:15 AM
Summer Storytime

8/4/2015 - 11:00 AM
Nifty Knitters

8/5/2015 - 2:00 PM
Stuffed Animal by Day; Super Hero by Night!

8/6/2015 - 10:15 AM
Summer Storytime

See complete list of events here...

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KFL Book Group Reads
Nonfiction Book Group

Mon., August 10 at 6:30 PM
The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel Brown

Adult Book Group
Tues., July 28 at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30
The Old Man and the Sea 
by Ernest Hemingway

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