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Acme Community Cash Back Program Returns

acme-logoKent Free Library is proud to be participating in the Acme Community Cash Back Program again this year.  Now through December 31, drop your Acme receipts into the box on the Check Out Desk to help the library earn 5% back on your purchases of store brands!
Receipts must be dates August 11 through December 31, 2016.  Participating brands include: Food Club, TopCare, Full Circle, Valu Time, Simply Done, Wide Awake Coffee Co, Paws Premium, Cape Covelle, Domestix, Buckley Farms, Over the Top, @ease, and Nostimo.  You can tell if your receipt earned Community Cash Back by looking for the value at the bottom of your receipt.

If you have any questions about the program, please speak with a librarian at the Information Desk.  Thanks for supporting the Kent Free Library!

Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am: Titanic: Tragedy of Errors

titanic-313353_640All ages are invited to enjoy a presentation about the Titanic at the Kent Free Library on Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am performed by local storyteller Tom Phoolery. Phoolery uses special effects to reveal the incidents, events, and errors that caused the great maritime disaster.

Phoolery is a family entertainer who has been delighting audiences throughout Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania for decades, presenting nearly 300 shows a year.

Please call the Information Desk at 330.673.4414 to register.

Seat on Library Trustees Available

pablo-9Applications are available beginning on Friday, September 16 for residents interested in serving a 7 year term on the Board of Trustees. Pick up an application at the library’s Information Desk during regular library hours. Deadline to apply is October 14.

Fall ‘How To’ Festival Underway

The 2016 Kent Free LibraryThe Kent Free Library is again offering its fall ‘How To’ Festival, with more than a dozen programs about learning interesting skills, from bellydancing to home brewing, from chord progressions to animal communication.  Some programs are for all ages.

View the full schedule here!

Saturday, September 24, 2:00-4:00 pm: Kent Free Library 10th Anniversary Celebration

untitled-designYou are invited to a afternoon celebrating the first 10 years of the library’s new addition!  113 years after the original Carnegie library opened, we are glad to have a larger, more modern space to meet the needs of today’s patrons.

Stop by for all-ages activities, including free refreshments, behind-the-scenes tours, balloons, and face painting, and visits with Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.  Guitarist Dale Galgozy will perform a free concert and Elianae and friends will perform bellydancing.

Visit the Friends of Kent Free Library booth, and be sure to enter the raffle for a KFL prize basket–lots of reading-related goodies and $75 worth of gift cards!

KFL Fall Newsletter Available

newsletterCheck out the online version of the library’s Fall Newsletter to learn about our new Hoopla service, the upcoming 10th Anniversary Celebration, fall activities and events for adults and children, and more!

The library’s newsletter is delivered to all residences in the Kent School District.

Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 am: Fall Festival

leavesLet’s welcome fall with a festival at the library! Families with children ages 2 to 12 years old are invited to join us for games, crafts and an autumn-themed snack.

For families with children ages 2 to 12.  Registration is required and begins a week in advance.  Space is limited.

Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 pm: Adult Coloring Party

adultcoloringAdults are invited to experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books, on Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 pm. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and can help to promote overall wellness.

Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be provided.

Space is limited and registration is required by contacting the Information Desk at 330.673.4414.
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Monday, August 15: Fall Story Times Begin

Fall Story TimesOur 15-week Fall  Story Time Session begins the week of August 15. Nine different story times will be offered for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers, and several story times are geared for all ages. Story Times are led by professional librarians, all of whom have been trained in early childhood literacy.

No pre-registration is necessary for Story Times; arrive a few minutes early to pick up a “boarding pass.” Some sessions have limited space.

Additional programs are offered for children and for tweens and teens.

Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 pm: Healthy Back to School Lunches and Snacks with Chef Giulia

giulia1Have you committed to packing healthy lunches that your family will actually eat this year? Do you need new ideas for snacks that are lower in sugar and simple to make? Join Chef Giulia on Sunday, August 14 at 2 p.m. for ideas for making portable lunches and make-ahead snacks that can be customized to individual tastes.

Helpful resources will be provided and samples of health-providing foods will be available for tasting. No food preparation will be done during the program.

All ages are welcome and spaces are limited; registration is underway.

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