KFL Seeks Applicants for KFL Board of Trustees

The KFL Board of Trustees is currently welcoming individuals with a passion for their local library to apply to join the Board of Trustees. As a Trustee, you will team with other Board members in preserving and advancing the interests of KFL. The Board represents the broader community by effectively governing the operations and promoting the development of KFL. The responsibilities of Board members include preparing for and attending regular Board meetings, assisting in annual fund raising events (the Annual Appeal, KFL Road Race, Mini-Golf, etc), participating in the development and approval of library policies, and acting as an advocate for the library through contacts with civil groups and public officials.

All persons 18 years of age who are legal residents and/or employed within the Towns of Kennebunk and Arundel are eligible to serve on the Board and are encouraged to apply.

For more information, the Trustee job description and a nomination form, please visit our website or stop by our circulation desk for printed information.


Wesley McNair Book Reading
Help us celebrate National Poetry Month
Maine Poet Laureate to Speak at KFL "[He is] a master craftsman with a remarkable ear." - Maxine Kumin

Wesley McNair, the fourth Maine Poet Laureate, will read from his newest book, The Lost Child on 
Friday, April 24th at 2 PM. McNair has published eight books of poetry. The author of three volumes of nonfiction, he has also edited six anthologies of Maine writing, including four that feature Maine poetry. 

Few authors are as well versed in the history of Maine poetry or the work of Maine's contemporary poets as Wesley McNair. In addition to writing poetry, McNair writes on the craft of poetry in his many personal and critical essays. McNair's essays on the power of place have also earned him high regard for his prose skills.

 For more information about this free program, please call 207-985-2173 or email us.



National Library Week
Each year in April, libraries across the US celebrate Libraries--their own Library as well an the appreciation of what public libraries offer. KFL is no exception. During the week of April 13 - April 18 , we will observe National Library Week with a food drive (which will also help reduce your fines) and drawings for our famous "Book Bundles".

With each visit--even daily--you may take a free chance to win a stack of four or so them-related books. topics may range from mysteries to crafts to popular authors, and there will be bundles for adults, teens and children. 

We will also conduct a food drive for the local food pantry. Bring in an item or two of non-perishable food, and if you have fines, we will cut any existing fines by half when you pay the other half. (This does not pertain to lost or billed items). This is a great way to help your community AND reduce your fines! 

For more info, please call 207-985-2173 or email us.

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
                  

NextReads
NextReads is an e-newsletter offering readers' advisory service from the Maine State Library. This service is the perfect way for our readers to find books to read. Newsletters are available for over 22 popular fiction and nonfiction topics. Follow the link to subscribe.
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 Patriots' Day on  Mon. April 20th.

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Upcoming Events

4/20/2015 - 5:30 AM
Library Closed

4/21/2015 - 9:30 AM
First Day to Bring in Fairy Houses!

4/21/2015 - 11:00 AM
Nifty Knitters

4/21/2015 - 2:00 PM
Woodland Creatures

4/23/2015 - 11:00 AM
Preschool Yoga

See complete list of events here...


Check out some of our newest books
and materials...

KFL Book Group Reads
Nonfiction Book Group
Mon., May 11 at 6:30 PM
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

    


Adult Book Group 
Tues., March 24 at 1 PM
by Maria Semple                                                                  
   



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