Old Home Week Bake Sale
Tues. June 30th and Wed. July 1st

The KFL Bakers will bring in their favorite baked goods using their favorite "family recipes" to sell on Tues. June 30th and Wed. July 1st.

Stock up on home-made goodies for friends and family, for the freezer or for immediate consumption!



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. To celebrate this appointment, a reception will be held in his honor at the Library on Tues., June 30 at 6 PM. We welcome the public to attend.

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. Please join us at the reception honoring Larry.


KFL Offers Free Passes to the Sports Museum

This summer, why not visit the Sports Museum in Boston for a firsthand look at Boston’s sports history! The Library has purchased two passes that allow free entrance to the museum for up to six people with each pass. The Sports Museum is a non-profit educational institution housed in the TD Garden, and has served Boston and New England for more than 35 years. The Museum features a half mile of exhibits of the best of Boston sports and tours of the TD Garden Arena. The Museum was recently named one of the "Top 5 Small Museums to see in Boston” by Where Magazine.

The passes are only available for the summer and are not available on days that the Museum is closed are due to TD Garden events and holidays.The passes are valid through September 7, 2015. 

For more information, please call the Library at 207-985-2173 or email us.

KFL's 2015 Annual Appeal

Our 2015 Annual Appeal is drawing to a close and we need your help to reach our goal of $63,000 before June 30. If you have already made a donation to the Appeal, please accept our thanks and sincere appreciation. If you have not yet made a donation, please consider donating today. Your tax-deductible gift empowers us to maintain a knowledgeable and dedicated staff; sustain an historic facility; and offer a wide range of up-to-date media, convenient services, and the enlightening programs that make this Library a cherished center of our community. Ultimately, gifts to KFL represent not only confidence in the work of the Library, but also belief in our collective future. 

To donate: 

IN PERSON: Drop your check off at either Circulation Desk.

BY MAIL: Please send checks or money orders to: Kennebunk Free Library 112 Main St. Kennebunk, ME 04043. 

PAYPAL: Our secure PayPal account may be used to make a donation with your credit card. Please remember that you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to make a donation.

On behalf of the Staff and Board of Trustees, thank you for your contribution to our 2015 Annual Appeal.


KFL's 18th Edition Library Race!

It's hard to believe that our Edition Library Race is 18 years old and going strong!

Register now to participate, and be one of the lucky first 250 to receive a fabulous goodie bag AND online prices!

Click here to learn more about the race and to see the many sponsors that support us. Raffle items are now on display--tickets are on sale NOW. We also have a "Super Raffle"--a round of golf for four, with carts, at the Cape Arundel Golf Club (a $400 value!)

FMI, call 207.985.2173 or email us! July 10th is just around the corner!


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.





First a Knitting Group-- Now We're Loaning Knitting Needles!

One dedicated knitter (and staff member) leads our weekly group of knitters (and other handiwork) each Tuesday at 11 AM in the Reference Room. Beginning in November 2013, this informal group now averages 10 participants a week and is open to all. The knitters are so passionate about knitting that they have donated their extra knitting needles and spare yarn, which we are now lending to our patrons! We're pretty sure that we're the only public library in Maine that loans needles--start your next (or first) project with KFL needles and one of our many knitting books!


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.

CLYNK for KFL
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.







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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Holiday Closures
The Library will close for the 4th of July holiday on  Fri. July 3rd and Sat. July 4th.

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Upcoming Events

7/4/2015 - 5:30 AM
Library Closed

7/6/2015 - 6:30 PM
Happiness Training Workshops

7/7/2015 - 10:15 AM
Summer Storytime

7/7/2015 - 6:00 PM
Summer Movie Night

7/8/2015 - 2:00 PM
Knights and Dragons

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KFL Book Group Reads
Nonfiction Book Group

Mon., July 13 at 6:30 PM
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant 
by Roz Chast

Adult Book Group
Tues., June 23 at 1:00 PM
by Andrea Busfield
   





 


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