Friday afternoon gaming at Kennebunk Free Library

Kennebunk Free Library will host Teen Gaming and Jackbox at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoons. Jackbox is a multiplayer game that can be played from a distance, all that is needed is a device with internet access. Before the game begins, participants will be given a code to log in and play along.

The Friday afternoon gaming sessions also occasionally dabble in Minecraft. The group meets via Zoom at 3 p.m. to chat while gaming. To participate, visit the link at https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/88980582413 or check the calendar for the Zoom link. Open to all teens ages 10 and older.

The event is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information and to register, call 985-2173 or visit www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

Teens take-home kits for March

Every week kits will be available to be picked either during library in-person days or via curbside pickup. Each kit will include the supplies and instructions necessary to complete the weekly project, either a craft or a science experiment.

Every Monday, the group will meet via Zoom to chat and complete the previous week’s project. To participate, visit https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/86356573384 at 3 p.m. The Zoom link is also available on the library website calendar page.

All teens ages 10 and older are welcome. The event is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For more information and to register, call 985-2173 or visit www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

Target donation benefits students

The Regional School Unit 21 school board recently accepted two $500 gift cards from Target to be used at Kennebunk Elementary School and Sea Road School. School counselors and staff will determine how to spend the money and help students and local families.

“We sure are grateful for this,” said Kennebunk Elementary School Counselor Kelly Wright in an email. “Our school will use the money for nonfood related items when possible, since there are many resources for families with food insecurity. The school counseling office will collaborate with the Student Support Team to determine who’s in need and agree on spending the money. We plan to buy household items like shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, socks, clothes, snow pants, jackets, hats, boots and school supplies.”

Sea Road School Counselor Deana Normandeau said the generous gift will be used to purchase items beneficial to all students, like reusable water bottles, sweatpants, leggings, rain boots, snow pants and zippered sweatshirts. Sea Road School is also setting aside some of the money for spring when the need for clothing and supplies could arise.

New Orleans north: A home in Kennebunk is decorated for Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Dan King photo