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  • 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

  • Seed Library Opens
    Seed Library Opens
    The Seed Library at the Kent Free Library is now open for community members to “check out” seed packets.  Now in its third year, the Seed Library has over 1,500 packets of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds available. About 40 varieties of seeds were donated by backyard gardeners in Kent,...
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  • Thursday, March 29: Happy Birthday to Everyone Dance Parties
    Thursday, March 29: Happy Birthday to Everyone Dance Parties
    Enjoy a birthday-themed dance party! Celebrate everyone’s birthday with dancing in the meeting room, decorated with streamers and balloons. Families with children ages 2 – 4 dance at 10:30 am and children Kindergarten through 3rd grade dance at 4 pm. On Saturday, March 31 at 11 am, the library will...
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  • Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert by Tree City Winds
    Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert by Tree City Winds
    Enjoy a free family-friendly concert by The Tree City Winds,  a woodwind quintet composed of graduate students from Kent State University. These five players study with the members of the Black Squirrel Winds, Kent State University’s faculty woodwind quintet, and include Sarah Yeates on flute, Melissa Wallace on oboe, Christopher...
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Find Us:

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