Kathy Criddle, who began her service with Mid-Columbia Libraries in 1999, is retiring from the Kennewick Branch on April 17th. Kathy has been an outstanding member of Kennewick's customer service team and has been very active in planning and organizing adult programs.

The library will be closed on Sunday April 20.

The Kennewick branch is the only branch of Mid-Columbia Libraries that is regularly open at 9 a.m. (six days a week) and open until 9 p.m. (Monday through Thursday.) Kennewick is also one of three (also Pasco and West Pasco) branches open on Sunday afternoons from 1-5 p.m. Come visit us seven days a week!


"I Love Ewe" when you come to a story time all about sheep and lambs. We'll sing, dance, read stories, and do activities all about these wooly creatures.

My Hanford: A Personal History

Hosted by East Benton Historical Society

Engineer-turned-poet Kathleen Flenniken will present a personal take on the history of her hometown, Richland, and the Hanford nuclear site where both she and her father worked.

Join us for this Community Lecture Series program as we host this award winning author. Kathleen Flenniken is a Washington poet laureate, winner of the Washington State Book Award, the most prestigious book award for Washington State writers. 

"Bah, Bah, Bah, Bah, Bah. A Ram" Let's get all shook up as we read stories, sing songs, dance dances, and do activities all about our wooly friends, the sheep and the lambs.

"Hippity, Hoppity, Hooray!!" We're reading all about rabbits today. Come join us!

Click here for more programs.

Join us for storytimes at the Kennewick library! Check the events calendar for more times and dates including Saturday Storytimes with Miss Marta.


1620 S. Union Street

Kennewick, WA 99338

Click here to get directions!

Ride Ben Franklin Transit Route 47 to the Kennewick Library.

Phone: (509) 783-7878

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Supervisor: Tom Moak, Manager; Carmen Schaben, Asst. Manager

Fascinating Facts

The Kennewick Library has something for everybody. We have great books and movies, but beyond our front doors are endless opportunities. You can skate, play basketball or tennis, take a stroll through the amazing gardens, get married under the gazebo, and dash through the whimsical fountains.

The river path running through the center of the library is based on the metaphor of the flowing river that unifies the Tri-Cities region.