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Summer Reading LogoSummer Reading Program

Registration for Fizz, Boom, READ! is underway in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room and the program ends on Saturday, August 2.

Students record the time they spend reading, either independently or with a favorite grown up, and earn prizes for every 5 hours spent reading.  Students who complete 20 hours of reading may receive a yard sign to display at home announcing that a Super Reader lives there!

Read more about the program here or visit the library for details!

Photo Contest

The entries are in!  Stop by the Children’s Room through July 31 to view the amazing photos we received and vote for your favorite. The photographers of the top vote-getting photographs will each receive Target Gift Cards. The winners will be notified by August 1.


Whose Nose and Toes?

Watch the display case in the Children’s Room this summer for two fun contests. Correctly match the items and win a prize!

The contests will run from June 7 through August 2 and the lucky winners will receive a sweet prize. Pick up an entry form near the display case. One entry per person.

For kids entering grades 5 and under.

The winners will be selected at random from all of the correct entries and will be notified by August 4th.

Tales and Treats

Children entering grades K – 2 are invited to join us for stories, games, crafts and snacks.  Tales and Treats will meet at 4:00 pm on the following Tuesdays.  Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each program.  Registration closes at 9:00 pm on Monday of each week.Robot and kids in lab

July 22-Science!
July 29-Fibonacci!
August 5-Einstein!

Tree City Story Times

Join the Youth Services Librarians at Tree City Coffee in Kent for special summer story times on the following Fridays at 10:30 am.

August 8

Join us for family friendly movies while enjoying the library’s air-conditioned Meeting Room at 3:00 pm on the following Fridays.  No registration is required.

July 25-Top scarer Sculley helps generate power by scaring children, but he’s terribly afraid of being contaminated by one; so he finds his world disrupted when one enters Monstropolis.

Mad Science LogoMad Science: Fizz Boom Read!

Saturday, August 2 at 11:00 am

The Mad Scientists just love to make things pop, ooze, whoosh, spew, gush, burst, blare, blaze, blast, and belch, and this year’s Summer Reading theme is right up their alley!

Join the fun as they “grow” a milkshake, create wacky sounds in their unique Mad Science way, and even attempt to poke a needle clear through a balloon without having it go BOOM!  They may even have a fire-breathing dragon make an appearance on the scene for a grand finale!

Tickets will be passed out in the Children’s Room 30 minutes before the program starts on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, one ticket per person.

Sponsored by the Kent Rotary, the story time room is transformed to provide early learning experiences, socialization and imaginative play for young families. 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 playroom is for children ages 5 and under with an adult. Please sign in at the Children’s Desk 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