We may be closed, but KFL staff is still here to help! We'll be using this tab to post updates, information, and links to online resources. 

 

Library News and Updates

We miss seeing you in person, but we're still here! While we're closed, we are trying to maintain as many services as possible. Here's some of what we're working on:
  • We're still around to talk to you. Every staff member is working from home and available to answer e-mails. We are also checking the library voicemail daily. Leave us a message and we will call you back.
  • Friends of KFL have provided funds to add additional books to Overdrive, the digital library available to KFL patrons. Instructions are available here. As always, if you have any trouble, let us know and we will walk you through it.
  • The Maine State Library is redirecting $40,000 to add more books to CloudLibrary, Instructions are available here. FAQs are here. Let us know if you need help.
  • If you need a new library card to access online resources and are a Kennebunk, Arundel, Kennebunkport, or Wells resident, call or e-mail us and we can get an account set up for you. We can also renew your existing cards. 
  • Our wi-fi will remain on and accessible from our lawn and our parking lot - you can access the internet without leaving your vehicle.
  • Even though we can't meet in person, we are working on ways to offer more of our programming online. - check back for updates! In the meantime, check out Miss Maria's story times on Facebook.
  • We are happy to offer you journaling pages. You can print them at home, or use them as a template to create your own.
  • Who's ready for a scavenger hunt at home? We've created two printable pages for you to enjoy reading clues and searching for spring leaves!
    • The At-Home Scavenger Hunt Clues page can be trimmed to match the number of leaves you plan to hide. The fill-in-the-blank clues allow you to personalize the hunt to your home.
    • The At-Home Scavenger Hunt Leaves page can be cut along the dotted lines. Leaves can be decorated and/or adorned with a name, to designate whose leaf is whose, and just to be creative. We hope you have fun!

Free Online Books, Movies, and Entertainment

Books and Reading:


Physical books and movies may not be available, but there are plenty of online options.

  • CloudLibrary - ebooks and audiobooks through the Maine State Library (free with a KFL library card)

Video Tutorial on how to use CloudLibrary (courtesty of Rockport Public Library)

  • OverDrive - ebooks and audiobooks through KFL (free with a KFL library card)
  • Portland Public Library - PPL is offering temporary eResource library cards. To sign up, e-mail them at lending@portlib.org.
  • Project Gutenberg - thousands of public domain e-books.
  • LibriVox - Audiobooks - Volunteers reading public domain books (this is great both for listeners and people wanting to volunteer! It also has books in multiple languages)
  • Audible - A selection of hundreds of audiobooks are free on Audible “for as long as schools are closed”, including many books for children.
 

Streaming Video:

  • Crackle - Free TV/movie streaming
  • Tubi - Free TV/movie streaming


Virtual Tours:

Miscellaneous:​​​
  • Color Our Collections - libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials in their collections
  • Online game options to play with people

 


Resources for Adults

Including COVID-19 Resources

Community Resources
Do you need local assistance? Do you want to help but don’t know how? Many organizations in the York County area are here to help those affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and are in need of donations.  A non-exhaustive list is below, please reach out to them for more information.

Donations by check or money order can be sent to:
Biddeford Food Pantry
162 Elm St.
Biddeford, ME 04005
 

Health Information Resources

Government/Legal Resources

2019 Tax Forms  
 

Resources for Children

For parents, caregivers, educators, and anyone with young ones around, we have curated our favorite/the most helpful Children's Resources we found this week. 
 

Books and Reading:

  • Tumblebooks - access to children’s e-books.  Username "Tumble735" password "books".

Streaming Video

Lessons/School:

Miscellaneous:

  • Digital Maine Library - full text articles and abstracts from magazines, newspapers, journals and reference. It also provides students, business people, public library patrons, and higher education students and educators the ability to use online learning tools.