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Acme Community Cash Back Program is Back!

Again this year, the Kent Free Library will be collecting Acme Fresh Market Store receipts for the Community Cash Back Program.  Bring in your Acme receipts dated August 10, 2017 to December 30, 2017 to help the library earn money to support services and programs!

Community Cash is earned when you purchase the Acme store brands listed to the left.

Holiday Closings

The library will be closed on Sunday, December 24 and December 25.  The library will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, December 26 at 9:00 am.

The library will also be closed on Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1.  The library will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 am.

As always when the library is closed, no items will be due and no fines will be assessed on overdue materials.  Materials may still be returned either in the drops to the left of the parking lot doors or in the drive through.

Special December Programs

Get into the holiday spirit with special programs offered by the Youth Services Department!

Holiday Toddler Sensory Play

Tuesday, December 19 at 11:15 am

Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to join us for messy and creative holiday fun!

Registration is required and begins on December 12. Registration closes at 9 pm the Monday before the program.


Elf School

Tuesday, December 19 and 4:00 pm

Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to visit the library to see if they have what it takes to be an elf! We will read holiday books, play reindeer games and make crafts and treats.  Each week we will have different activities.

You must register for each program weekly. Registration is required and begins a week in advance of each program date.


Interactive Family Movie Night

Thursday, December 21st at 6:30 pm

This is a special kind of movie where you are involved in almost every scene. Families will be provided with all the props they need to participate with the movie as it progresses! A librarian will watch the movie with you and let you know which props to use and what to do with them. Enjoy this timeless classic as Charlie and his friends discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Registration is required and begins on December 14. Space is limited. No registration is required.

Dewey, KFL’s Elf on a Shelf, Returns!

Back by popular demand, Dewey, KFL’s mischievous Elf on a Shelf, will return in December.  Be sure to Like the library’s Facebook Page to enjoy Dewey’s antics as he helps bring fun to the holiday season!

Monday December 11 at 6:30 pm: The Magic of a 1950s Christmas

Remember aluminum trees, bubble lights, and decked-out department stores? Hosted by Laura Loew, this presentation will have you reliving great memories of retro holiday celebrations.
This program is family friendly and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration is underway.

Library Closes for Thanksgiving

The library will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will remain closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 23.  The library will reopen with regular hours on Friday, November 24 at 9:00 am.

As always when the library is closed, no items will be due and no late fees will be assessed on overdue materials.  For your convenience, materials may be returned through the drive through or in the return bin to the left of the parking lot entrance.

Monday, November 20 at 7:00: Friends of KFL Meeting

Supporters of the library are invited to the monthly Friends of Kent Free Library meeting on Monday, November 20.  Hear an update on the most recent book sale and learn how you can get involved with the Friends, including volunteer opportunities.

No registration is required.  For more information, contact [email protected]

Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am: Open Music Concert

 

Piano students may sign up to play in the library’s open piano concert on November 11 at 11:00 am.  All skill levels are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome to attend as we fill the library with music. Students may play up to two pieces.

For Students ages 17 and under Registration is required and begins November 4.  Space is limited.

Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 pm: Ohio State Football Talk

Author Robert J. Roman explores the forgotten history of a little 19th century football team and the birth of a football dynasty.

How did the football team at The Ohio State University steal the hearts of the entire state? How did the humble team ultimately develop into the dominance and pageantry known today as “Ohio State football”? In the 19th century OSU was not the largest school in Ohio. Its students were not the first to form a local college team; but what set the students apart was an underdog complex, a chip on their shoulders, and the drive to prove themselves.

This program is family friendly and registration is requested. Spaces are limited; registration begins October 12. Copies of Roman’s book will be available for purchase from the Kent Free Library Foundation by cash or check.

Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 pm: Free Concert with the KSU Woodwind Ensemble

Enjoy a free concert with the Kent State University Woodwind Ensemble.

This program is family friendly. No registration is required; however because space is limited, audience members must pick up

October 19 – 21: Friends of KFL Book Sale

The Friends of Kent Free Library will hold their fall book sale on Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21.  Adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs will be sold, with proceeds supporting the library’s programs and services.  Materials are either withdrawn from the library’s collection or donated by community members.

Members of the Friends of KFL are invited to a preview sale on Thursday, October 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Memberships may be purchased at the door for $5 for Individuals, $3 for Students or Seniors, and $10 for Households

The sale will open to the general public at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 19 and close that day at 8:00 pm.  The sale also runs Friday, October 20 from 10:00 – 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Cash and checks are accepted.

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