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Friends of Kent Free Library

If you are interested in joining this volunteer group to help support Kent Free Library please complete a Membership Form and return it to the library with payment. Payments may be cash or check made out to Friends of Kent Free Library.

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Book Sale

The Spring Friends Book Sale will be held on the following days:

  • Thursday, April 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm for members of the Friends of Kent Free Library only (memberships may be purchased before entry)
  • Friday, April 20 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monthly Meetings

Friends of Kent Free Library meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the second floor meeting room at the library. Meeting dates for 2018 are scheduled for:  April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19. Meetings are open to the public and subject to change.

Volunteer Opportunities

26580318290_67e5db75ac_zBook Sorting

Sorting donations for the next book sale (April 19 – 21) is going on weekly.  The weekly time to sort is on most Tuesdays from  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  Sign in at the Information Desk.

You may volunteer at other times, but there must be 2 volunteers present at all times.  If you have a buddy or 2, you can come and work at any time–you don’t have to follow the scheduled shifts.  Just sign in at the Information Desk.

Book Sale

Help set up, run, and take down the Spring Book Sale!  Volunteers are needed during the following shifts:

  • Wednesday, April 18, any time between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm or 5:00 – 8:00 pm: Set up
  • Thursday, April 19, 4:30 – 8:30 pm: Organizing, cashier, general assistance during Member Preview Night
  • Friday, April 20, 9:45 am – 1:00 pm or 12:45 – 5:00 pm: Organizing, cashier, general assistance
  • Saturday, April 21, 9:45 – 1:00 pm or 12:45 – 4:00 pm: Organizing, cashier, general assistance
  • Sunday, April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm: Take down

Assisting with Library Music Programs

In addition to sponsoring the library’s monthly Sunday music program, Friends help set up for and run the concerts, plus sell memberships and tote bags.  Volunteers are needed on the following days:

  • Sunday, March 25 from 1:30 -3:30 pm: The Tree City Woodwind Quintet
  • Sunday, April 15 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm: The Gospel Wonders

Haymaker Farmers’ Market Booth

Volunteers are needed to talk to the community about Friends and sell memberships, books, and totes at the Haymaker Farmers’ Market on River Street, between Erie Street and Summit Street on the following dates:

  • Saturday June 9 from 8:45 – 11:00 am or 10:45 am – 1:00 pm
  • Saturday July 14 from 8:45 – 11:00 am or 10:45 am – 1:00 pm

Kent Lion’s Club Sweet Corn Festival

Volunteers are needed to talk to the community about Friends and sell memberships, books, and totes on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 4 from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm 
  • Sunday, August 5 from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Donate Books

The library accepts donations of items in new or good condition according to the specifications in this policy. The library cannot guarantee that donations will be added to the circulating collection. The library’s Collection Development Policy will determine the acquisition of donated items. Items not added to the collection will be gifted to The Friends of the Kent Free Library for future book sales to raise funds for the library. Leftover book sale items may be recycled or offered to other local organizations and non-profits.

Learn more about donating.

Friends of Kent Free Library Board of Directors

A seven-member Board of Directors governs the Friends of Kent Free Library. Board members are elected annually. The Friends work in collaboration with the library’s Director and Board of Trustees to support programs and services the library offers for the community.

26580318620_d8cb62f42c_zKristen Crabtree, President
Amanda Linday,Vice-President
Open Position, Secretary
Jan Long, Treasurer
Van Victoria

Friends of Kent Free Library Constitution and Bylaws

Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
[email protected]

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