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Mouse from the book If You Give a Mouse a CookieIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Saturday, October 10 at 11:00 am

Families with children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to celebrate the picture book series written by Laura Numeroff. Numeroff’s series includes If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, If You Give a Moose a Muffin and more. Children will visit a variety of game, snack and craft stations.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance.

Haunted Gingerbread HouseHaunted Gingerbread Houses

October 31 at 11:00 am and 12:00 pm

Children in grades 5 and under and their 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 a week in advance. Space is limited to 18 families per session.

Photo of boy playing pianoOpen Music Concert

Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 am

Students ages 17 and under who play any musical instrument may sign up to play in the library’s Open Music Concert. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome to attend as we fill the library with music.  There is a piano on site for students to use.

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

kindermusik logoKindermusik Demonstration Class

Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 pm

Families with babies to 4 year olds are invited to join us for a 45-minute Kindermusik demonstration class. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities. These activities have proven developmental benefits such as boosting language abilities, social-emotional skills and cognitive development.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance (November 4). Space is limited to 12 children and one adult per child.

Pokemon logoPokémon Palooza

Saturday, November 14 at 11:00 am

Calling all Pokémon fans! Celebrate your POKÉ-passion with other enthusiasts at our Pokemon party! During the party, you will have opportunities to make your own Pokéball, design your own Pokemon card, go on a hunt for Pokémon in the library, and much more! Join us for a POKEMON-filled hour as we try to catch them all!

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

Photo of movie ticketSchool’s Out Movie

Tuesday, November 24 at 3:00 pm

School’s out, so come to the library to watch a free family feature film in the meeting room!

For children of any age.  Registration is not required.

Photo of Children DrawingReady, Set, Draw!

Wednesdays, August 26, September 23, and October 28 at 6:00 pm

Are you a serious artist? Maybe you have never picked up a drawing pencil. Either way, come explore and develop your artistic talents at the library. Each one hour session will begin with a prompt and end with a masterpiece. This class will meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. All art materials will be provided by the library.

Ages 8 through 12.  Registration is required and begins a week in advance.

Photo of boy making a craftTuesdays through November 17 at 4:00 pm

Children in grades K – 2 are invited to join us 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.

Story 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.

Elf 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.

Junior 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.

Snowflake 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.

Family 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.

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:

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