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. Items in red are the most recently added 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 is 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 our rotating display and our newsletter for updates.
  • If you miss reading our newspapers, here’s a step-by-step guide to using one of the free ways the Digital Maine Library allows patrons to read several articles from most of the newspapers KFL subscribes to, as well as other newspapers.
  • Ancestry.com is currently FREE for Maine Residents to use at home (though it must still be accessed through the Digital Maine Library).

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)
  • OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks through KFL (free with a KFL library card)
  • Portland Public Library 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 selection of hundreds of free audiobooks “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:


Crafts and Crafting:

Games:

Miscellaneous:​​​

Resources for Adults

Including COVID-19 Resources


Community Resources

 
Health Information Resources


Government/Legal Resources


2019 Tax Forms
Resources for Local Businesses
  • Essential Service Designation Order for businesses who wish to request that they be designated as "essential" during the stay-at-home order
  • Small Business Administration In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • IRS Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19
  • Startup Step Up In collaboration with Village Capital and the Sorenson Impact Foundation, Maine DECD (Department of Economic and Community Development) is reaching out to Maine’s startup and early-stage technology companies in response to the COVID-19 disaster.

General information resources

Resources for Children/Teens

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

Books and Reading:

  • Tumblebooks access to children’s e-books; username "Tumble735" and password "books"

Streaming Video

Lessons/School:


Crafts/Activities:
 

Miscellaneous: