Contact Us: 330.673.4414

Saturday, January 3 – Saturday March 7

Our fourth annual winter reading program for kids through grade 5 will start on Saturday, January 3. For every five books kids check out from the library or children’s program they attend at the library, they will receive one snowflake which will then be a raffle entry for one of three family fun prizes. Prize winners will be notified after March 7.

School’s Out Movie

Friday, December 26 3:00 pm

Drop in the Meeting Room to watch a seasonal movie. No registration required.


Caldecott MedalMock Caldecott Program

Monday, January 5 – Saturday, January 31

Vote for your favorite picture book in our Mock Caldecott contest in the display case in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room. Ballots will be available from January 5 – January 31. The Caldecott winner will be announced Monday, February 2.


Tales and Treats

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Children in grades K -2 are invited to join us for stories, activities, crafts, and snacks. Tales and Treats will meet at 4:00 pm on the following Tuesdays:

Kids reading a book togetherJanuary 6: Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
January 13: Verdi by Janell Cannon
January 20: The Rooster and the Fox by Helen Ward
January 27: Town Mouse, Country Mouse by Jan Brett
February 3: Crickwing by Janell Cannon
February 10: Hungry Hyena by Mwenye Hadithi
February 17: Kate & Pippin by Martin Springett
February 24: Honey…Honey…Lion! by Jan Brett
March 3: The King of the Birds by Helen Ward
March 10: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon


School’s Out Movies

School’s out, so come to the library to watch a family movie!  Registration is not required.

Monday, February 16 at 3:00 pm

Friday, March 27 at 3:00 pm

 

Photo of characters in FrozenFrozen Party

January 17 at 11:00 am

Families with children in preschool through grade 5 are invited to join us for Frozen- themed games, crafts and snacks.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance. Space is limited.


Photo of Stevens Puppets performing Sleeping BeautyStevens Puppets

January 24 at 11:00 am

Stevens Puppets will perform  for children of all ages. Registration is not required but space is limited. Tickets will be passed out 30 minutes before the program at the Children’s Desk.

Registration is not required. Space is Limited.


Lego Ninjago CharactersLego Ninjago Party

February 14 at 11:00 am

Families with children in preschool-grade 5 may join us for a special program with a variety of ninja crafts, games and special treat stations.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance. Space is limited.


Babies getting tickledBaby Grow & Play Date

Saturday, February 21 at 11:00 am

Babies and children ages 6-24 months are invited to join us for a big unstructured play date in the Meeting Room.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance. Space is limited.


Outback Ray and a snakeOutback Ray

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am

Outback Ray and his amazing animals will put on a show for families on Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 am

Registration is not required.  Space is limited.


Beach Ball floating in the surfBeach Party

Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 am

Families with children in preschool through grade 5 are invited to join us for a Beach Party to beat the winter blues with summer-themed games, crafts and snacks.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance.  Space is limited.

 

The Wednesday Parenting Classes are for preschoolers (babies through age 5) and a favorite adult and meet in the Craft Room.

Music Together

January 7 at 7:00 pm

A movement and music class run with David Palomo of Music Together Summit for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the grownups who love them. David will feature “Ballads and Lullabies” with sing alongs and stories for our youngest patrons. Registration is required and begins one week in advance.  Space is limited.


Spanish Classes

January 14, February 2, and March 11 at 7:00 pm

Instructor Kathy Varela will teach a 30 minute Spanish class for toddlers and preschoolers with the use of music, technology and a make and take craft on the second Wednesday of each month. Registration is required and begins one week in advance.  Space is limited.


American Sign Language Classes

January 21, February 18, and March 18 at 7:00 pm

Farah Kish-Leland from the Kent State American Sign Language Club will offer instruction in ASL for babies and toddlers on the third Wednesday of each month.  Registration is required and begins one week in advance.  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
330.673.4414
kflinfo@kentfreelibrary.org
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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