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Photo Contest

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 8th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 – 8 will begin on Saturday, June 7.

Pick up an entry form in the Children’s Room beginning June 7, take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to: sarah.deisler@kentfreelibrary.org by Saturday, July 12. 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 14 through July 31 for the public to view and vote on their favorites. The photographers of the top vote-getting photographs will each receive Target Gift Cards. The winners will be notified by August 1.

Contest rules will be available in the Children’s Room beginning on June 7.


Guess The Guts/Whose Noses 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.

April 29
June 3-Ducks!
June 10-Rocks!
June 17-Reefs!
June 24-Stars!
July 1-Lorax!
July 8-Senses!
July 15-Bones!
July 22-Science!
July 29-Fibonacci!
August 5-Einstein!


Are You Curious?

All ages are invited to drop-into the Craft Room to try different science experiments between 3:00-4:00 on the following Thursdays.  No registration is required. Young children may need assistance.

June 12-Slime

July 10-Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls


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 a.m.

June 13 (Daddy and me)

July 11

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.

June 13-After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

June 20-When her cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

June 27-A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

July 11-A sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and try to return him to his tribe.

July 18-The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

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.

Super Hero Party

Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 am

Families are invited to join us for a morning filled with super hero crafts, games and snacks.

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


Baby Grow And Play Date

Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 am

Little children and babies, ages 6 months to two years old are invited to join us in the Meeting Room for a big, unstructured play date.

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


Hudson Conservatory Of Ballet

Saturday, June 21 at 11:00 am

Children grades 5 and under may join Miss Sunita from the Hudson Conservatory of Ballet as she leads a demonstration of ballet technique in the Meeting Room.

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


Construction Zone

Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 am

Students entering grades 5 and under are invited to join us for a morning of building fun! Visit different stations to build with the library’s Legos, create your own robot out of recycled materials, make a boat and build with food!

For students entering grades 5 and under. Registration is required and begins one week in advance. Space is limited.


Littlest Scientist

Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am

Students entering grades 5 and under may join us as we explore the world of science. Science stations will be set up in the Meeting Room for families to explore together.

For students entering grades 5 and under. Registration is required and begins one week in advance. Space is limited.


Mad Science Logo

Mad Science: Fizz Boom Read!

Saturday, August 2 at 11:00 am

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

This popular program will resume in March. During the months of March and April, four kids can sign up to display their collections in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room.

Registration is required, and space is limited. All collections will be on display for one month.

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
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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