For programs requiring registration, call 985-2173 or visit the library to reserve your spot! 
Summer Reading Program -- Libraries Rock!
June 22-August 17

Get ready to ROCK!! Starting June 22, pick up your summer reading gameboard in the Children's Room and earn awesome prizes! We've got some rockin' programs going all summer!
Sing-A-Long Movie Party -- Moana!
Make way! Kennebunk Free Library will be showing Moana (rated PG; 1h 47m run time) on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Sing along to the music and use fun props! There will also be photo opportunities and a craft. When it comes to fun, interactive program experiences, there’s no telling how far KFL will go!

 
Instrument Petting Zoo with Portland Symphony Orchestra
Ever wondered how it would feel to play an orchestra instrument? Now is your chance to find out! Members of the Portland Symphony Orchestra will be visiting on Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m. with their instruments. This will be an opportunity to touch, play and hear instruments with demonstrations by professional musicians. Some possible instrument guests are violin, viola, bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpets, trombone, french horn, tuba and assorted percussion instruments.
DIY Kites
It is always the perfect time to fly a kite! Come join us on Monday July 16th at 4 p.m. as we build our own kites! The kids will learn how to construct their own kites from household materials as well as discuss how they fly. This program is open to kids ages 5 and up; children age 4 are welcome with an adult. Registration is required.
YogaPlay
YogaPlay is back!  Miss Susan, Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified ChildLight Yoga Teacher, will offer two YogaPlay programs for children ages 3-5 and their adult on Tuesdays, July 17 and August 14 at 1 p.m. Both adult and child must register and sign a waiver.

With songs, activities and games, we will have fun as we explore yoga shapes that represent animals, nature and structures.  This is an interactive program between adult and child and other participants.  No previous experience is necessary.  Please dress comfortably and bring a small blanket for covering during Resting-on-a-Cloud Pose.  Mats are provided.
 
Mad Science of Maine -- Sounds Like Science
Pitch, Frequency, Vibrations, Oh my!  Mad Science will be coming to Kennebunk Free Library on July 18 at 2 p.m.! Meet the Mad Science Maestro in this ear pleasing show about the science of sounds!  Open your ears and your eyes to be perplexed as you hear light, explore sound as it travels through solids, liquids, and gases, and listen to the beautiful tones of Mad Science resonance tubes.  Take a trip through the jungle as we recreate the sounds of several animals.  Find out how hot sound can be as it rises out of our Singing Pipe.  After some thunderous applause, the Mad Science Conductor will need your help to recreate an indoor thunder storm. This Mad Science show is sure to please everyone and inspire more imaginative learning in all audience members!
A Rockin' Rainbow!
Attention all young and young-at-heart artists: you're invited to a creative, collaborative celebration of color and music! Join us on Thursday, July 19 at 3 p.m. to help make a Rockin' Rainbow. 
 
We'll listen to a variety of creativity-inspiring musical recordings while we add artistic flair to paper musical notes with paint, pom-poms, markers, and more! Each note you create will be embellished with a color of your choice and glued to our collective rockin' rainbow art project that will decorate the children's room for the rest of the summer.
 
All ages are welcome to attend; however, please be aware that paint and small decorative parts will be present. Registration is required.
26th Annual Pet Show
Kennebunk Free Library will be holding its 26th Annual Pet Show on July 30 at 6 p.m. In the past, the library has been visited by a variety of animals from cows to hermit crabs – and everything in between! Show off your pet and win a prize! Registration and signed waiver are required. One pet per child. Pets must be up-to-date on shots, on leash or caged, and accompanied by an adult. Please clean up after your pet. Join us for a KFL tradition!

 
Summer Storytimes
June 25-August 14
Time for summer storytimes! Join us for stories, songs, and fun at the following times:
  • Mondays @ 10:15: Peek-A-Book Babies (0-24 months)
  • Tuesdays @ 10:15: Family Storytime (0-5 years)
  • Thursdays @ 10:15: Family Storytime (0-5 years)

Pajama Storytimes
What better way to get ready for bed than with a story or two? Come to the library in your pajamas for an evening storytime! Get ready for bed with some stories, songs and fun. These programs are geared towards ages 0-5, but all ages are welcome!
 
Monday, July 9 at 6 p.m.
Monday, August 6 at 6 p.m.

Storytime at the Farmer's Market
 
KFL will be back at the Kennebunk Farmer's Market this year! Stop by to hear a story! We will be at the market from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. See you there!
Upcoming dates:
Saturday, June 23
Saturday, June 30
Saturday, August 4
Saturday, September 1
Junior Science

Amazing experiments for kids Grades 1 and up. All materials provided; registration required. Upcoming dates:
  • Monday, June 11 @ 4: Egg Drop Challenge
  • Monday, July 23 @ 4: Bottle Rockets
  • Monday, August 20 @ 4: Elephant Toothpaste

Beadcraft
Create a masterpiece using Perler Beads -- tiny plastic beads that can melt! Students entering 
Grades 1 and up are invited to join us for an afternoon of beading fun. Design suggestions will be provided, but beaders are encouraged to be creative! All craft materials will be provided. Registration is required.
 

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday, August 1 @ 1 p.m.
 

 

Lego Club
Upcoming Lego Club Dates:

Legos creation
Wednesday, June 20
Wednesday, July 25
Wednesday, August 22
Wednesday, September 26


TIME: 4:00 pm
Kindergarten and older
Registration required.

We'll supply the Legos; please leave yours at home.
 
Classes for Parents
Be sure to check our Parent Resources page for classes and programs geared towards parents and other caregivers.
Tail Waggin' Tutor!
child reading to dogChildren of all ages can practice their reading by reading to Jack, a certified therapy dog.  Library Reading Dogs can help children increase their reading skills and become more confident readers.  The dog provides a non-judgmental listener and children often relax in a manner they might not when reading to an adult or sibling.  Practice gained by reading to a dog has been shown to help students increase reading fluency.  Of course, associating reading with something fun like patting a dog helps too!

Jack will be visiting between 10AM-11AM on
Sat. January 27
Sat. February 17
Sat. March 10
Sat. April 21

No pre-registration is needed, just drop in while Jack is here!