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HolidayProgramsNoLogoStory Time with Mr. Jim

December 1 at 10:30 am, December 8 at 10:30 am, and December 14 at 7 pm

Join Mr. Jim in the Meeting Room for an all ages story time featuring seasonal stories and songs.

No registration is required. Pick up a boarding pass at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program. Space is limited.

elfJunior Elf School

December 2 at 1:00 pm OR December 2 at 6:00 pm OR December 4 at 11 am

Children ages 3 and 4 are invited to join us for Junior Elf School! We will read books, play games and enjoy a treat. Choose one date and time to register for some elf fun.

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

ElfSchool_2008Elf School

December 15, December 16 and December 17 at 4:00 pm

Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to visit the library to see if they have what it takes to be an elf! We will read holiday books, play reindeer games and make crafts and treats.  Each day there will be different activities.

Registration is required and beings a week in advance of each program date.

snowflakesSnowflake Spectacular

Saturday, December 12th at 11:00 am

Join us for some snowflake fun! Families will enjoy a variety of snowflake themed crafts, games and snacks.

For families with children ages 3-12.  Registration is required and begins a week in advance. Space is limited.


Mondays December 7 and December 14, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Families with children in grades 5 and under are invited to join us for a drop in craft. Younger children may need assistance. Supplies are available on a first come first served basis.

No registration is required.

believeFamily Movie Night

Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00 pm

Families are invited to wear their pajamas and get cozy for movie night at the library on ! We will be showing a holiday favorite about a boy who boards a train headed to the North Pole.

Registration is not required.

BabyPlayDateKent Rotary Early Literacy Center Special December Hours

New for 2015, the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Center will have special hours during the month of December:

Mondays through Thursdays:  9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am –  5:30 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 4:30 pm
Sundays: 1 pm to 4:30 pm

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 begins August 10

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 (please note special December hours above):

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