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  • SRP Sponsors

    2018 Summer Reading Sponsors

    A big thank you goes out to all of the local sponsors that generously helped to support this year's Summer Reading Program. We encourage library users to visit these businesses and show them your support. We couldn't offer the annual summer program without their contributions!

  • Friends of Kent Free Library

    The Friends is a volunteer organization that supports the Kent Free Library. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the meeting room, and weekly volunteer opportunities are available.

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  • Hoopla

    KFL now offers Hoopla, a new e-platform that allows our patrons to borrow thousands of digital video, music, graphic novel, audiobook, and ebook titles which can be enjoyed on a smartphone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.

    Use Hoopla Now
  • Freegal

    Free and legal music downloads.

    With a Kent Free Library card, users may download three songs each week and they are yours to keep. Freegal also has music videos available to download. In addition, library card holders may now stream up to 3 hours of music per week. Look for the Freegal app for you smartphone or device.

    Find Freegal Here
  • RB Digital: The World's Largest Newsstand

    Instantly view digital magazines on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library. (Formerly Zinio)

    Zinio digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, and can be “flipped through” or searched easily.

    Go To RB Digital!

Library News

  • Summer Reading Program Underway
    Summer Reading Program Underway
    Registration for our 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” is going in the children’s room and for adult at the first floor Information Desk. When children register for the program, they will receive an official reading record to use to track the reading they complete throughout the summer. Reading time...
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  • Saturday, June 30: Library Closes for Heritage Fest
    Saturday, June 30: Library Closes for Heritage Fest
    The library will be closed on Saturday, June 30 during Kent’s Heritage Festival.  Instead, please visit our booth at the festival!  Learn about library services and upcoming programs and spin our Prize Wheel for a chance to win!...
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  • Rocks
    Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 pm: Pet Rocks!
    The Kent Free Library’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Libraries Rock!” and children ages 4 – 12 can create their own pet rock! Select your very own pet rock, give them a name, sign an official certificate of adoption, and more! Don’t let this awesome opportunity pass you by –...
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  • Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 am: Little STEAMers
    Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 am: Little STEAMers
    Young ones ages 6 months to 3 years can enjoy offer hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) play.  Activities will encourage learning through play, and will be fun for parents and children! Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9:00...
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Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
[email protected]

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00