Summer at the Library

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Summer Reading Club a huge success. At the end of the seven-week program, our 274 participants had read a total of 94,107 minutes! We hope you'll join in on the fun next June and July! Until then, check the calendar for upcoming events.

Thank you to the volunteers, staff, and donors that make this program possible, including: 
Texas Book Festival: $2,064 grant
Dollar General: $2,000 grant awarded to the Friends of the Library (FOLK)
Prize Donors Include: Dallas Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Theatre Arlington, Casa Mañana, Symphony Arlington, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, C.R. Smith Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas Cowboys (Stadium Tour), Texas Rangers
In-Kind Donations Include: Texas Commission on the Arts, Albertsons, Papa Murphy’s, Olive Garden, Chicken Express, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, LEGOLAND, QuikTrip, Ringling Bros. Circus, Putt-Putt Fun Center

Scroll down to see more weekly events and special programs or download a PDF of the Summer Reading Club brochure.

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  1. Tue, Feb 28

    Babygarten Parents and babies (0 to 18 mos.) can socialize, play, read, sing, and rhyme! This program is free, ...
  1. Tue, Feb 28

    Crochet Club Beginners welcome! (ages 18+)
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Please note that the last school-year storytime will be Tuesday, May 18th, and we'll restart the program for summer on Tuesday, June 7th. 


Kids look forward to wonderful lazy days all year. Then, after about two weeks, the "I'm bored...!" complaints set in. Let us help keep them busy and learning! 

Registration for the 2016 Summer Reading Club begins Sunday, May 1st at, or you can pick up a paper reading log by visiting us in person beginning Tuesday, May 3rd. The program runs from Saturday, June 4th through Saturday, July 23rd. Once you've reached the goal for your age group, stop by the Kennedale Library to choose our prize!

When your nose isn't buried in a book, join us for our exciting summer programs:

  • Summer Reading Kickoff Party: Saturday, June 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Library
  • Summer Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Center (in the Library) (geared towards ages 0-5, but all ages are welcome!)
  • Olympic Trials (ages 6-12): Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in TownCenter Park (405 Municipal Drive; behind the Library) 
  • LEGO® Club (ages 5-10): Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Children's Area of the Library
  • Splash & Read (all ages): Family Storytime on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. at Sonora Park (263 S New Hope Road)
  • Visit with Ronald McDonald: Wednesday, June 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Community Center (in the Library)
  • Rhythm Path: Saturday, July 9th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Library (Made possible, in part, through a donation by the Texas Commission on the Arts)
  • Family Movie Matinees: Enjoy free popcorn and family movies Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Center (in the Library)
    • June 11  |  The Good Dinosaur (2015, G, 100 min.): In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo experiences loss, struggles to find his way home, and makes an unlikely human friend. 
    • June 18  |  Inside Out (2015, PG, 95 min.): After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness — struggle to navigate a new city, house, and school.
    • June 25  |  Minions (2015, PG, 91 min.): Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who — alongside her inventor husband Herb — hatches a plot to take over the world.
    • July 2  |  Norm of the North (2016, PG, 90 min.): When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
    • July 9  |  Zootopia (2016, PG, 108 min.): In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
    • July 16  |  Cinderella (2015, PG, 105 min.): When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
  • Summer Reading Finale: Saturday, July 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Sonora Park (263 S New Hope Road)
Download a PDF of the Summer Reading Club brochure.

TBA Books 2017

 Each year, the library purchases the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees. Due to the popularity of these books, each child is only allowed to check out one book from the TBA list at a time.