“Our priority is to better patrons’ lives through education and service. We want the library to be a community hub that connects, educates, and empowers residents of all ages.”
— LIBRARY DIRECTOR AMANDA KING
|Library Staff coordinates all Facility Reservations. Please stop by to reserve the Community Center or a park pavilion for your next event! (Reservations are not being taken for the Senior Center at this time.)|
Curbside Services Being Offered During Facility Closure
Beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021, this facility will be open to the public, and reservations will be available for all facilities EXCEPT the Senior Center.
The City of Kennedale will continue to reassess service levels at all facilities during the coming weeks. The community is encouraged to monitor the City’s online presence for current information in this rapidly changing environment:
- cityofkennedale.com/COVID will offer a list of closures (with links to full details)
- cityofkennedale.com/calendar will offer notices of canceled events or programs
If you or someone you know has any questions about this announcement, please do not hesitate to reach out to email City Hall or 817-985-2105.
Library Services Available During Facility Closure
- Sign up for a Library Card Online!
- Reference by Phone or Email
Questions? About anything? Call us during normal business hours or email library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Account Issues
Call 817-985-2136 during normal business hours to resolve blocks on your account.
- Digital Resources
- Kennedale Library began offering limited curbside services in June. In order to be as safe as possible, patrons must follow the below procedure to pick-up items. If you have questions, give the Library a call at 817-985-2136 during business hours.
How does Curbside Work?
Call 817-985-2136 Monday through Friday any time between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to arrange for contactless pick-up.
Arrive at your chosen pick-up time and retrieve your items from the cart on the front porch of the Library (316 W Third Street).
Your Library Resources. Anytime. Anywhere.
- My Account: Login or create a password using your library card number. If you have trouble, call 817-985-2136. However, please understand that no account information will be given over the phone and passwords can only be reset in person with a valid photo ID.
- Pay Fees for Lost or Damaged Materials: If you owe $5.00 or more in fees, you can pay online with a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover credit or debit card. If you owe less than $5.00, please visit us in person.
- Search the Online Catalog
- Summer Reading Club
- MORe Library: Resources, databases, ebooks, and audiobooks, and programs offered by the Arlington, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, and Kennedale Libraries.
- User: lastnameandlast4digitsoflibrarycard#
- Password: firstnameandlast4digitsofphone#
Use your Kennedale Library card to access more than 500,000 free CDs, movies, comic books, eBooks, TV shows, and audiobooks with Hoopla. Cardholders can check out up to ten titles every month, and there’s a kid-safe filter available.
Instantly read as many books as you want, whenever you want, on any device. There are no registrations, limits, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.
- Tumble Book Library: Grades K through 6 Children’s eBooks
- Tumble Math: Grades K through 6 Math eBook Database
The above links should automatically log you in, but if not, the username is kennedalelibrary and the password is libra.
A library card from any of the three consortium libraries will be honored at all the others IF the patron lives within one of the consortium cities. Any patron who has a card from Kennedale but does not live within the Kennedale city limits will be denied service from Arlington but will be allowed to use the Mansfield Public Library.
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