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Library Closes for Labor Day

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, the library will be closed on Monday, September 7.  The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00 am. As always when the library is closed, no items will be due and no late fees will be assessed.  Materials may […]

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Library Friends Group Organizing

All library supporters are invited to come to an Information Meeting about a new Friends of the Library group for the Kent Free Library on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 in the 2nd floor meeting room. Director Stacey Richardson and Community and Special Services Manager Kristen Pool will host the […]

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Beverly Lewis to Speak

New York Times bestselling author Beverly Lewis will visit the Kent Free Library for a book talk and signing of her newest title The Photograph on Friday, September 11 at 11:00 am. Her appearance is made possible by Logos Bookstore of Kent, which will provide copies of Lewis’s books for […]

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Fall ‘How To’ Festival Kicks Off with Reiki Program

Interested in exploring new interests and hobbies?  The library invites families to attend a series of free programs this fall to learn exciting new skills!  From animal communication to bellydancing, roasting coffee to retirement planning, these programs should inspire anyone. The first program offered on Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30 […]

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Fall Story Times Begin

Our 15-week Fall Story Time Session starts this week! 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 […]

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Adult Coloring Party Filled

This month’s Adult Coloring Party is already filled, so if you missed out on registering, mark your calendars to sign up for the fall party, which will be on Saturday, November 14 at 3:00 pm.  Registration will begin on October 17. Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: adult […]

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Beatles Scholar Returns

Aaron Krerowicz, the only full-time professional Beatles scholar in America, returns on Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m. to present ‘From the Shadow of JFK: The Rise of Beatlemania in America.’ According to Krerowicz, February 1964 was the single most important month of the Beatles’ entire career, firmly establishing Beatlemania […]

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Library Starts Seed Library

The Kent Free Library is starting a Seed Library, modeled after successful programs at Akron Summit County Public Library and the Cleveland Public Library. Interested participants are invited to a kick-off Seed Saving Workshop on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 pm, led by Don Abbott of Kent Foods Not Lawns. […]

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Mobile Tech Training Center Visits

A high-tech bus will be parked at the library on Thursday, July 30 starting at 10 a.m., offering free training about using tablets and other electronic devices. Learn how you can access free digital materials including ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, music, and videos with your Kent Free Library card! The […]

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Summer Reading Program Finale

We’re celebrating the end of a fantastic Summer Reading Program with a magic show presented by Jason Alan at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center! Magician Jason Alan will perform amazing magical feats, mind reading and more! No registration is required. The Kent State Hotel and Conference Center is […]

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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240

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