Frequently Asked Questions about the Library:
What is available at the Library?
The Kindred Public Library has books for all ages (including audio and large print), as well as videos, additional reference services, and links to other North Dakota library resources. Patron computers are available for public internet access and WiFi service is available in the lobby. Photocopies can be made for a minimal charge; a community meeting room is available for non-profit organizations. The Kindred Library sponsors a community book club, after-school programs, and reading programs for youth and adults. Contact the Director of Programming for additional fund-raising and programming activities.
Does the Kindred Library have electronic books?
Electronic books are currently not offered through the Kindred Public Library. However, e-books are available through the Fargo Public Library. Or access Library2Go for further information. A fee is not currently being assessed for North Dakota residents using the Fargo Library; however, you must have a Fargo Public Library card to access.
How do I get a library card?
Residents of Kindred and the surrounding communities are encouraged to become patrons of the Library. A bar code number will be assigned after completing a Library Card Application. These bar codes are kept at the library, so it is easy to check out materials since no library card is issued.
How long can I keep a library book?
Books can be checked out for a two-week period. Videos have a one-week checkout.
Can I donate materials to the Library?
The Kindred Public Library will accept most books/videos which are in very good condition. Items not accepted include recipe books, exercise books/videos, and books/videos which have an odor or are in questionable condition. Those who donate receive a Donation Receipt Form as record for tax purposes. Duplicate materials may be placed in the Book Sale Room located in the same building; these items are available to the public for a minimal charge.
How can I volunteer when my schedule is already so busy?
Volunteers at the Library are asked to work at least one two-hour shift each month. If it isn't possible to work at the Library's front desk, there are other opportunities to help with a variety of special events and/or building maintenance. All volunteers are trained on library procedures and on computer usage. Contact a Director of Administration for further information.