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Tales & Treats

Children entering grades Kindergarten through 2nd are invited to join us for a program filled with stories, games, activities, friends, and fun! Tales and Treats will meet at 4:00 pm on the following Tuesdays:

kidsherriffJune 2: Kid Sherriff and the Terrible Toads by Bob Shea
June 9: Black Dog by Levi Pinfold
June 16: Seaver the Weaver by Paul Czajak
June 23: Go to Sleep Gecko! by Margaret Read MacDonald
June 30: A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce
July 7: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
July 14: The Song of Delphine by Kenneth Kraegel
July 21: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
July 28: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Registration is required for each program and begins one week in advance of every program. Registration closes at 9:00 pm on Monday each week.


All ages are invited to drop-into the Craft Room to create different hero themed crafts between 3:00—4:00 pm on the following Wednesdays:

beautiful girl playing with colors

June 10
June 24
July 8

Materials are available on a first come, first served basis.

No registration is required. Young children may need assistance.

Friday Movies

Join us for family friendly movies while enjoying the library’s air-conditioned Meeting Room at 3:00 pm on the following Fridays:

ticketsJune 19
July 10
July 17

No registration is required.

Fit, Fun and Frolic

Friday, June 12 at 11:00 am

For children ages 5 and under with their favorite adult.

Toddlers and preschoolers love to bounce and wiggle. Morrison Dance Company will present a program of popular children’s music and movement especially for the young child.

Registration is required and begins Friday, June 5. Space is limited.

bubble ladyBubble Lady

Thursday, July 9 at 2 pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for an afternoon of bubble fun! The Bubble Lady will be here sharing her wonderful world of bubbles.

Registration is not required. Boarding passes will be passed out 30 minutes prior to the show. Space is limited.

Homeschoolers’ Poetry Reading

Sunday, July 26th at 2:00 pm

Home-schooled students of all ages are invited to join us for our Homeschoolers’ Poetry Reading.  Read some of your favorite poet’s stanzas, or write your own for this extravaganza!

Registration is required and begins one week in advance.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 9th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 – 8 will begin on Monday, July 6. Pick up an entry form in the Children’s Room beginning June 1, take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Mendenhall ( by Thursday, July 2.

Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: Student’s Name, Parent/Guardian’s Name, Grade Entering, Phone Number, Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the Children’s Room from July 6th through July 24 for the public to view and vote on their favorites. Target gift cards will be award to the photographer whose photograph received the most votes he winners will be notified by August 1.

Contest rules will be available starting June 1st in the Children’s Room.

Family-fit-campFamily 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, a certified personal trainer.

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

Neverland Fairies and Pirates Party

Saturday, June 13 at 11:00 am

Families with children ages 3 to 12 are invited to join us for a Neverland Fairies and Pirates Party! Come enjoy games, crafts, and snacks featuring Tinker Bell and Captain Hook!

Registration is required and begins Saturday, June 6. Space is limited.

Every Hero Burst copyHeroes of the Wild West

Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 am

Put on your boots and hat and scurry down to the library for a rousing good time! The program will include crafts, games, and activities all themed around the Wild West and the heroes who made it such an exciting place!  For families with children ages 3 to 12.

Registration is required and begins Sunday, July 5. Space is limited.

Paws to Read

Saturday, June 27 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Children entering grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to spend time reading with Sophie or Nugget on! 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, June 20. Space is limited.

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