KENNEBUNK FREE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
- Arts & Culture
- Computers & Technology
- Education & Literacy
Location112 MAIN STKENNEBUNK, ME 04043 United States
To inspire and enable our communities to discover, learn and connect.
Kennebunk Free Library (KFL) has its roots in the 1801 Wells Social Library, when Kennebunk was still a part of Wells. By 1881, Kennebunk was no longer part of Wells, and a reading room in Cobby’s store had been created by Rev. Worth and the Ladies Sewing Circle. In 1888, the library had moved to Walker Hall and housed a little over 2000 books, but it wasn’t until 1898 the library was sufficiently funded to be truly free to patrons.
In 1907 the library moved to its current location, and expanded in 1994. Since then KFL has added free WiFi in the library, e-books, statewide Minerva access, and added puzzles, games, ukuleles, knitting supplies and a telescope to the circulation. Other services, often partnering with other local organizations, include: technology use and support, hundreds of children, teen and adult programs per year, museum and notary access.
Based on what the community told us the following are the strategic priorities developed to realize our mission and vision:
Provide high-quality programs, resources and services that anticipate and are responsive to community needs and a growing number of library users
Enhance accessibility to our facility and resources
Enhance financial sustainability
Actively build partnerships and foster collaboration to achieve shared goals
Build organizational, staff and volunteer capacity to achieve our goals and shared vision