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Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm: Nellie Dingley: A Librarian Goes to War

Enjoy a presentation about Nellie Dingley, one of the first Kent Free Library directors, presented by Roger Di Paolo in partnership with Kent Historical Society.

Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm: Rockin’ Through History

Learn about how the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame helps preserve and teach the history of rock and roll in this fun and informative presentation by Museum and Library & Archives staff

Learn what goes on behind the scenes of induction festivities and displays. They will delve into the exciting history of rock through the 50s and 60s and will highlight some of the services and resources they offer. This program is for adults.

To register, please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am: American Girl Spotlight on Josefina

American Girl fans in grades K-6 can celebrate all things Josefina! Bring your Josefina, other American Girl, or any other doll and learn more about Josefina’s time period.

Enjoy fun games and activities that Josefina herself would have enjoyed, including human- and doll-sized crafts (for dolls around 18” tall).

Call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414 to register.

Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 am: The Bubble Lady

The Bubble Lady returns to show off her Wonderful World of Bubbles. Families with children of all ages will enjoy plenty of comedy and action and even get to participate. You will not believe your eyes when you see a person inside of a bubble!

Registration is not required for this free program, but since space is limited, boarding passes will be handed out starting at 10:30 am. For more information, contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, July 9: Photography Contest Begins

Girl taking photographVisit the Dubois Children’s Reading Room from Monday, July 9 through Monday, July 23 to view the submissions to our 12th Annual Photo Contest!  View the photos and vote for your favorite to help a promising photographer win a Target gift card!

Saturday, July 7 at 11:00 am: Cocoro Playhouse Building

Families with children ages 5—11 can build with Norio Kids for Cocoro on Saturday, July 7 at 11:00 am! Use premade cardboard materials to design and make a model of a playhouse, then work together on a large playhouse.

Cocoro sparks imagination, builds problem solving skills, and encourages teamwork and collaboration.

To register, call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414.

Wednesday, July 4: Library Closes for Independence Day

In honor of the Independence Day holiday, the library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.  The library will resume regular hours on Thursday, July 5 at 9:00 am.

As always when the library is closed, no items are due and no fines are assessed on overdue items.  For your convenience, materials may be returned either through the drive through or in the drops to the left of the parking lot entrance.

Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, June 30: Library Closes for Heritage Fest

The library will be closed on Saturday, June 30 during Kent’s Heritage Festival.  Instead, please visit our booth at the festival!  Learn about library services and upcoming programs and spin our Prize Wheel for a chance to win!

The library will resume regular hours on Sunday, July 1 at 1:00 pm.

As always when the library is closed, no items are due and no fines are assessed on overdue items.  For your convenience, materials may be returned either through the drive through or in the drops to the left of the parking lot entrance.

Saturday, June 23 at 2:00 pm: Pet Rocks!

Rocks

The Kent Free Library’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Libraries Rock!” and children ages 4 – 12 can create their own pet rock!

Select your very own pet rock, give them a name, sign an official certificate of adoption, and more! Don’t let this awesome opportunity pass you by – there is no easier pet to care for than a pet rock!

To register, contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Thursday, June 21 at 10:30 am: Little STEAMers

Young ones ages 6 months to 3 years can enjoy offer hands on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) play.  Activities will encourage learning through play, and will be fun for parents and children!

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9:00 p.m.the Wednesday before each program. Space is limited.

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