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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.

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  • 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 underway in the children’s room and for adults 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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  • Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm: Nellie Dingley: A Librarian Goes to War
    Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm: Nellie Dingley: A Librarian Goes to War
    Enjoy a presentation about Nellie Dingley, one of the first Kent Free Library directors, presented by Roger Di Paolo in partnership with Kent Historical Society....
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  • Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm: Rockin' Through History
    Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm: Rockin’ Through History
    Learn about how the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame helps preserve and teach the history of rock and roll in this fun and informative presentation by Museum and Library & Archives staff Learn what goes on behind the scenes of induction festivities and displays. They will delve into...
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  • Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am: American Girl Spotlight on Josefina
    Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am: American Girl Spotlight on Josefina
    American Girl fans in grades K-6 can celebrate all things Josefina! Bring your Josefina, other American Girl, or any other doll and learn more about Josefina’s time period. Enjoy fun games and activities that Josefina herself would have enjoyed, including human- and doll-sized crafts (for dolls around 18” tall). Call...
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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
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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