Kenny Lake Public Library serves the small, rural community of Kenny Lake and the surrounding area. Located 250 miles east of Anchorage, it is situated on the doorstep of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Kenny Lake is an unincorporated area with no local government or tax base. We rely completely on the generosity of our donors and grant opportunities.
The library was established in the early 1960's. Starting as a a traveling collection of books in boxes, growing to a bookshelf in the community hall, it soon developed into an "outreach" library, as librarian Frances Kibble delivered books to the region in her van. Frances' dedication to the library and literacy led to the construction of the library you see today. Conveniently located near the local public school and off the main highway, it offers easy access to visitors.
Here are just a few ways the Kenny Lake Public Library serves its community:
- A diverse print collection, ebook access, and interlibrary loan
- Family oriented, eclectic audio and video collection
- Local newspaper, historical and government archives, periodicals, and maps
- Patron computers, wifi, printer and copy machine; IRS and PFD forms and publications
- Meeting space for groups; storytime for children; quiet study areas
With the help of our amazing volunteers, the Kenny Lake Public Library provides the community with year-round events, programs, and opportunities. We welcome your ideas and encourage you to become a member.