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Tales and Treats

Tuesdays from March 31 to May 5 at 4 pm

Children in grades K -2 are invited to join us for stories, activities, crafts, and snacks.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each week’s program.


Free Comic Book Day

fcbd2015Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Kent Free Library has joined forces with Off the Wagon to host an all-ages Free Comic Book Day program! On Free Comic Book Day, participating comic book shops around the world give away comic books!

Get your free comic book (while supplies last), and enjoy a wide variety of activities. All attendees who come in costume will receive a treat. We’ll show vintage Batman on the big screen and will have crafts for adults and kids, like making buttons from recycled comic books, making a mask, and a slime demo. Take your photo with a life-sized hero or villain. We’ll also have games for kids, like the Spiderman Web Course and Superhero Bowling. And we’ll have super snacks and drinks that everyone will enjoy.

The fun will continue afterwards at Off the Wagon’s costume contest (find information about their events on their Facebook page).

Registration is required and space is limited. Please call the Information Desk to sign up adults and children.

Paws to Read

Saturday, May 9 from 11 am to 12 pm

Paws to Read is back! Children in K-5 grade are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slight to spend time reading with Sophie or Nugget! Reading aloud to a dog is a great way for kids to gain confidence, improve their reading skills and have fun at the same time!

Registration is required and begins Saturday, May 2. Space is limited.

Elephant and Piggie Party

Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 am

Families with children ages 12 and under are invited to join us for snacks, crafts and games that feature our favorite characters from Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books!

Registration is required and begins Saturday, May 9. Space is limited.

Magic Tree House Party

Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 am

Families with children ages 3 to 12 are invited to join us for a Magic Tree House Party. Travel back in time with Jack and Annie with games, crafts, and more!

Registration is required and Saturday, May 16. Space is limited.

Family Fitness Program

Saturday, May 30 at 2:00 pm

Children in kindergarten through 5th grade and their favorite grown-up are invited to join us for
1-hour of fun fitness! This fun family class will be taught by Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, certified personal trainer.

Registration is required and begins Saturday, May 23. Space is limited.

Kids in grades 5 and under may sign up to show off their collections in the display cases of the DuBois Children’s Reading Room for one month time periods. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Kids Collections will be displayed during the months of September through December, and there are four cases available per month. Call the desk in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room for more information or to sign up for a display case.

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

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