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Kennebunk Free Library

Kennebunk Free Library Facts

Founded:
The Free Library Association of Kennebunk was established in 1882. The organization operated out of the Sargent/Ross building until it was granted a new home in 1888. The library moved into its current home in 1907. In 1955 the library was finally incorporated.

Mission:
The mission of the Kennebunk Free Library is to serve the diverse cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.

Collections:
The Library has adult, teen and children's collections, as well as several reference collections. These collections include microfilm, special collections and other assortments of historic significance.

Facilities:
From 1882-1888 the Free Library Association of Kennebunk was established and operated out of the second floor of the Sargent/Ross building when, in 1888, they were gifted Walker Hall to use as a proper library. A new facility was needed shortly, however, and construction soon begun. The new library was dedicated in 1907. By 1916 the library's collection had reached 10,000 volumes. In 1955 the Kennebunk Free Library was finally incorporated and in 1974 its building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning in 1994 an extensive expansion was undertaken and the new library was dedicated in 1995.

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: closed

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