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2015WRPSaturday, January 3 – Saturday March 7

Our fourth annual winter reading program for kids through grade 5 will start on Saturday, January 3. For every five books kids check out from the library or children’s program they attend at the library, they will receive one snowflake which will then be a raffle entry for one of three family fun prizes. Prize winners will be notified after March 7.

Tales and Treats

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Children in grades K -2 are invited to join us for stories, activities, crafts, and snacks. Tales and Treats will meet at 4:00 pm on the following Tuesdays:

Kids reading a book togetherMarch 3: The King of the Birds by Helen Ward
March 10: Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

School’s Out Movies

School’s out, so come to the library to watch a family movie!  Registration is not required.

Friday, March 27 at 11:00 am


Outback Ray and a snakeOutback Ray

Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am

Outback Ray and his amazing animals will put on a show for families.

Registration is not required.  Space is limited.

Beach Ball floating in the surfBeach Party

Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 am

Families with children in preschool through grade 5 are invited to join us for a Beach Party to beat the winter blues with summer-themed games, crafts and snacks.

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


The Wednesday Parenting Classes are for preschoolers (babies through age 5) and a favorite adult and meet in the Craft Room.

Spanish Classes

March 11 at 7:00 pm

Instructor Kathy Varela will teach a 30 minute Spanish class for toddlers and preschoolers with the use of music, technology and a make and take craft on the second Wednesday of each month. Registration is required and begins one week in advance.  Space is limited.

American Sign Language Classes

March 18 at 7:00 pm

Farah Kish-Leland from the Kent State American Sign Language Club will offer instruction in ASL for ages 10 and under on the third Wednesday of each month.  Registration is required and begins one week in advance.  Space is limited.

Kids in grades 5 and under may sign up to show off their collections in the display cases of the DuBois Children’s Reading Room for one month time periods. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Kids Collections will be displayed during the months of September through December, and there are four cases available per month. Call the desk in the DuBois Children’s Reading Room for more information or to sign up for a display case.

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