Public Hearing – Building Purchase Proposal approved
The purchase of the Library building was approved by the Kindred City Council on September 7, 2022! This purchase ensures the Library will remain and continue to grow in its current location.
The Building Purchase Proposal presented to the City Council is available for your review; paper copies are also available at the Library. Also included here are Fun Facts about Kindred Public Library.
Visit “Save the Library Building” for options on how to support the Library through your donation.
Breakfast with a Book
The Library’s book discussion group meets at 9am in the Library on the second Saturday of each month, September-May. Book selections are chosen from those available at KPL. Coffee/tea will be served, and occasionally a continental breakfast! Anyone who has read the chosen book is invited to join one or all sessions. Email or stop in if you have questions.
The 2022-23 Breakfast with a Book Schedule includes:
September 10 … Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
October 8 … The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrick (One Community Read selection)
November 12 …The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
December 10 … Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
January 14, 2023 … Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
February 11 … The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
March 11 … Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
April 8 … The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
May 13 … The Clean Daughter by Jill Kandel (ND author)
Kindred Cocoa & Cider Crawl – “Donut stop Reading” – March 24, 2023
As part of the Kindred Cocoa & Cider Crawl on Friday, the 24th, the Library is serving hot apple cider and mini donuts from 5:00pm-7:30pm. The Book Sale Room will be open; purchase a bag of books for only $1! Just another reminder to “Donut stop Reading”!
2022-23 Storytime will be held the 3rd Saturday and following Monday of each month, September 2022-May 2023. Children Preschool-grade 3 are encouraged to participate in fairy tale stories, nursery rhymes, and magic, all part of “Once Upon A Time”! The schedule is shown here and posted at the Library.
Winter Reading Program – January 16-March 10, 2023
“There’s SNOWPLACE like the Library” is the theme for the 2023 Winter Reading Program. Complete eight different activities to earn a prize (you have 12 options). Children and adults of all ages are encouraged to participate. Snow is Falling and Books are Calling … stop at the Library to see what it is all about!
Story Walk – 2023
Story Walk is a joint project between the Kindred Public Library and the Kindred Park Board. The project is held June-September when participants are encouraged to follow posted signs an unguided route in the city of Kindred to read individual pages from the current book selection. Watch for 2023 information in June!
Trick or Treat at the Library – October 31, 2023
The Kindred Public Library encourages children to stop at the Library on their Halloween route. The light will be on for Halloween!
Little Free Libraries
The Kindred Public Library maintains two Little Free Library locations in Kindred – one located near the Gilbertson Park playground and the other near the City Park. Feel free to stop to “take a book, leave a book”! The little libraries are restocked regularly with reading materials for all ages; however, are currently taking a break during the snowy winter months. They will reopen in late April.
Festival of Tables – Summer 2023
Creatively-decorated tables, donated purses with secret contents, volunteering at the event, or attending with friends … these are all part of the Library’s Festival of Tables fundraiser. Are you interested in participating as a hostess or volunteer, or maybe as a guest? Participation supports the programs and materials of the Library. More information about 2023’s event will be available in Summer 2023.
Kindred Community Days Open House – August 12, 2023
Watch for more information about the August 11-13 Community Days celebration! Special activities are typically planned outdoors near the Library following the annual parade and the Library’s book sale room is available, as well as book checkout in the Library … it is a fun day for the whole family!
Tour of Homes – November 2023
This enjoyable afternoon with friends is a good way to kick off the holiday season since the Tour of Homes is typically held the Sunday before Thanksgiving. This community-wide event is available thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Kindred Public Library. Contact the Library if you are interested in helping as a homeowner, volunteer or donation of a basket; more information available in Fall 2023!