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Upcoming Events

 

Toddler with Painted FaceToddler Art Zone

Tuesdays through November 14 from 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in any time between 11:15 am and 12:00 pm to explore different art materials and create masterpieces.

No registration is required.


Boy making craftTales & Treats

Tuesdays through November 14 at 4:00 pm

Children in grades K – 2 are invited for stories, games, crafts, and snacks.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 pm the Monday before each program. Space is limited.


Puzzle PiecesPuzzle Club

Fridays, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8 at 4:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to Puzzle Club! Work together to complete puzzles of various sizes and difficulties. Participants can work on as many puzzles as they like.  After each puzzle is completed, it will be displayed with the names of each child who worked on it.

No registration is required.


Colorful plastic building blocks, fair use image from https://pixabay.com/en/lego-blocks-duplo-lego-colorful-2458575/Builders Club

Fridays, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15 at 4:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to the Lego and K’Nex Club! Build creations with your preferred material following the prompts for each session. Participants can bring their own materials or use the ones available at the library. Participants may also leave their creations to display at the library between meetings.

No registration is required.


Shopkins Club

Fridays,  September 22 and October 27 at 4:00 pm

Shopkins fans ages 4 – 14 are invited to join us for Shopkins Club!  Play, trade, or just talk Shop!


Bing the Therapy DogPaws to Read

Saturdays, September 9, October 7 and November 4 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with Bing

Sunday, September 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Monday October 23 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, and Wednesday, November 8 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with Lupin

Children in grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read to Bing or Lupin. Bing and Lupin are certified therapy dogs and love listening to stories.

Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes the day before each meeting.


Boy cracking an eggBooks and Cooks

Mondays, September 25, October 23 and November 27 at 4:00 pm

Junior chefs ages 7 through 12 are invited to join us for a story followed by cooking a simple recipe.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 5 pm the Sunday before each program.


Silhouette of WizardSchool of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Wednesdays, September 6 through October 25 at 4:00 pm

Witches and wizards ages 7-13 are invited to join us for our School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each session will focus on a different magical class!

Registration is required and begins a week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes at 9 pm the Tuesday before each meeting.

 


Pokemon LogoPokémon Club: Wednesdays and Fridays!

Wednesdays, August 23, September 20, October 18, November 15 and December 20 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Fridays, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

The Kent Free Library Pokémon Club will be meeting one Wednesday and one Friday per month!  Kids are welcome to join us for both meetings or just one – it’s totally up to them!  Don’t forget to bring your cards and decks for some fierce battling and trading!

Registration is not required. This is a drop-in program.


Kindermusik logoKindermusik for Babies and Toddlers

Saturday, September 2, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Saturday, November 18, 10:30 – 11:00 am
Saturday, November 25, 10:30 – 11:00 am

Families with babies to 2-year-old children are invited to join us for a 30-minute Kindermusik class. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities.


Kindermusik for 3 – 5 Year Olds

Saturday, September 2, 11:15 – 11:45 am
Saturday, November 18, 11:15 – 11:45 am
Saturday, November 25, 11:15 – 11:45 am

Families with children ages 3 – 5 are invited to join us for a 30-minute Kindermusik class. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities. Children attend this class independently.

Baby/Parent Yoga with Yoga Squirrel

Tuesday, August 22 at 9:15 am

Learn. Play. Namaste. Parents, bring your 0-18 month old for a creative 45 minute yoga class led by Yoga Squirrel. This yoga class focuses on adult and baby and will involve a combination of learning, relaxation, physical fitness and fun.

Registration is required and begins on August 15. Space is limited to 15 baby/parent pairs.


Snapology logoSnapology

Monday, September 11 at 6:30  pm

Come join Snapology for Pokémania. Students will build and explore the world of Pokémon as they create their own gyms and  battles. Come and have a blast becoming the best Pokémon trainer ever.

This program is for children ages 5–10.  Registration is required and begins September 5. Registration closes at 5 pm the Sunday before this program.


Deflated balloonsBalloon Bash

Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 am

Do you love balloons?  We do too!  Join us as we have an hour of balloon fun at the Balloon Bash!  The fun will include balloon science experiments, parachute play, balloon rockets and more!  Children in Preschool through grade 4 are welcome!

Registration is required and begins September 9. Registration closes at 6 pm the Friday before this program.


Haunted gingerbread houseHaunted Gingerbread Houses

October 28 at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm

For families with children in grades 5 and under

Families are invited to assemble and decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House together. A donation of one bag of candy would be appreciated. There will be a limit of one house per family.

Registration is required and begins October 21. Space is limited to 18 families per session.


Girl playing pianoOpen Music Concert

November 11 at 11:00 am

Piano students may sign up to play in the library’s open piano concert. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome to attend as we fill the library with music. Students may play up to two pieces.

For Students ages 17 and under Registration is required and begins November 4.  Space is limited.

Do you collect something? We’d love to show your collection in the Children’s Department display cases! Reservations forms and more information are available at the Children’s Desk. Registration for Kids Collect is underway.

Sponsored by the Kent Rotary, the story time room is transformed in the middle of the week once story times have concluded to provide early learning experiences, socialization and imaginative play for young children through a rotating collection of educational toys. Hours are as follows:

Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Early Literacy Center is for children ages 5 and under with an adult.  Please sign in at the desk in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room upon arrival.

Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
[email protected]
www.kentfreelibrary.org

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

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