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“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

KENNEDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED: MONDAY, MARCH 16 THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020

For full details, scroll to the bottom of this page.

The facility will be closed, all programming will be suspended, and private event reservations will not be available through Thursday, April 30, 2020. 

Library Services Available During Facility Closure

Your Library Resources. Anytime. Anywhere.

Hoopla Digital Downloads Opens in new windowFree Digital Downloads with Hoopla

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.

TumbleBooks

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.

The above links should automatically log you in, but if not, the username is kennedalelibrary and the password is libra.

No Fines for Late Returns at the Kennedale Library
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Library Partnership

Arlington | Kennedale | Mansfield

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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Library staff will be happy to answer your questions about the 2020 Census. We are committed to helping our communities achieve a complete count because libraries serve everyone, and we believe that everyone counts. Don’t have internet access? Use one of our public computers to respond online. 

For more information about how you can make sure #KennedaleCounts, visit 2020Census.gov or cityofkennedale.com/Census.

Research Links

Texas Records and Information Locator
TRAIL searches and locates information from over 180 Texas state agency web servers.

The Handbook of Texas
A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture presented by the Texas State Historical Association.

Library of Texas
Search multiple Texas library catalogs and other knowledge collections.

Portal to Texas History
Explore unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections.

Library Staff coordinates all Facility ReservationsPlease stop by to reserve the Community Center, a park pavilion, or the Senior Center for your next event!


UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, RESERVATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED OR HONORED FOR ANY FACILITY. If you have questions, please contact the Kennedale Public Library at 817-985-2136 during their normal business hours.

KENNEDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSED: MONDAY, MARCH 16 THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020

POSTED FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

To Our Patrons,

Rest assured that, as of the date of this notice, there have been no cases of COVID-19 involving the Kennedale Public Library. However, staff is committed to balancing the protection of public health with our community’s need to access resources in this challenging time. 

Following the issuance today of a “State of Disaster” by the State of Texas and a “Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Health Emergency” (PDF) by Tarrant County, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Kennedale Public Library will be closed, all programming will be suspended, and private event reservations will not be available through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

The Kennedale Senior Center will also be closed for the same time period. If you or your organization has booked either the Community Center or the Senior Center for an upcoming event, staff will reach out directly with information and options.

At this time, staff is not aware of any changes by Tarrant County Elections to upcoming election dates, including the runoffs for the Primaries. If and when changes in election dates or procedures might be announced, the City of Kennedale will work to inform the community.

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:

Although the facility will be closed, staff will be available to respond during normal business hours (Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday). Call 817-985-2136 or email Library Director Amanda King if you have questions or need assistance with anything.

For instance, maybe you’ve never accessed our digital catalogs like Hoopla (more information below), Overdrive, or TexShare. Hoopla alone has more than 500,000 free CDs, movies, comic books, eBooks, TV shows, and audiobooks that you can borrow from the comfort of your own home using your smart device and library card. Staff will gladly walk you through the process of logging in and finding what you’re looking for. Just give us a call.

Library Services Available During Facility Closure

  1. Reference by Phone or Email
    Questions? About anything? Call us during normal business hours or email library staff at aking@cityofkennedale.com.
  2. Curbside Pickup
    Kennedale Cardholders can pick up their holds on Kennedale items from their car. Call 817-985-2136  to schedule.
  3. Copy/Fax/Print Service
    Library staff will copy/fax/print up to 10 pages (cash payment only). A staff member will meet you at the front entrance.
  4. Account Issues
    Call 817-985-2136 during normal business hours to resolve blocks on your account.
  5. Digital Resources
    morelibrary.org/databases