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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

Registration for the Kent Free Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program begins on Wednesday, June 1. The library offers programs for children, teens, and adults. On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Students entering preschool through 5th grade receive an official reading record to record the time they spend reading, either independently […]

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Library Closing

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. The library parking lot and book drops will also be closed on May 30 for resurfacing of the library’s parking lot. We will resume regular service hours on Tuesday, May 31. No library fines will accrue on […]

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Be in the Know about Our Benevolent Bats

Jamey Emmert from the ODNR Division of Wildlife offers a free all-ages presentation on the fascinating creatures of the night  on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 pm. Bats are remarkable critters that need us as much as we need them. The 11 bat species in Ohio eat thousands of irritating […]

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Mindfulness for a Happier Life

Join reiki master and yoga teacher Jen Shope for guided meditations and information on integrating mindfulness into your life in a free program on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm. Mindfulness is the practice of shifting your perspective and creating a level of awareness that can manifest more peace in […]

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A Day at the Seaside with Laura Loew

Popular presenter Laura Loew of Lost in the Past returns to the Kent Free Library on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 with a new program about Victorians and their fascination with the beach. In the 1800s, Victorians took to the waters with abandon at seaside resorts. Loew will describe those […]

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Library’s May Newsletter Available

Read the May edition of the library’s newsletter online!  Learn about the Summer Reading Program as well as featured summer events. The newsletter is mailed to residential postal customers in the Kent City School District.

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Seeking Student Musicians

Students ages 17 and under who are currently taking musical instrument lessons are invited to play in a concert at the Kent Free Library on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. All skill levels are encouraged to participate. The concert is free and open to the public.  Registration is required […]

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Free Concert by KSU’s Stopper Quartet

Enjoy a free, all ages concert by Kent State University’s Stopper String Quartet on Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 pm. The quartet was founded in 2014 by Tak-Kin Wong (violin), Ming-yuan Song (violin), Wing-Sun Man (viola), and Vincent Leung (cello), all of whom are pursuing their Master of Performance at […]

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Seeking Teen Volunteers for Summer

Are you interested in volunteering at Kent Free Library this summer?  The Youth Services Department is looking for volunteers to help with our Summer Reading Program.  Come to an informational meeting on Monday, April 25 at 6:00 pm. Stay for Teen Scene at 7:00 and have fun playing life sized […]

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Beginning Vegetable Gardening

Discover the joys of growing your own vegetables in a one hour presentation on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm at the Kent Free Library. Don Abbott of Kent Food Not Lawns will discuss everything you need to get started with a garden this summer, including plot selection (including indoors), […]

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