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Upcoming Events

TigerZookeeper School

Wednesdays through April 26 at 4:00 pm

Wild about animals?  Join us for Zookeeper School and become a connoisseur of creatures!

Registration is required for each session and begins one week in advance.  Registration closes at 9:00 pm on Tuesday evening or when the event is full.


Boy making a craftTales & Treats

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm

Children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to join us for a special winter session of Tales and Treats! During the winter months we will be reading chapters from James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. Following the readings each week, we will have games, activities, and a snack!

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9:00 pm the Monday before each program. Space is limited.


Students drawingDrawing Program – “Ready, Set, Draw!”

Wednesdays, March 22, April 26, and May 31 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! All art materials will be provided by the library.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9 pm the Tuesday before each program. Space is limited.


Pokemon LogoPokémon Club: Wednesdays and Fridays!

Wednesdays April 19 and May 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Fridays, April 7 and May 5 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm

The Kent Free Library Pokémon Club will be meeting one Wednesday and one Friday per month!  Kids are welcome to join us for both meetings or just one – it’s totally up to them!  Don’t forget to bring your cards and decks for some fierce battling and trading!

Registration is not required. This is a drop-in program.


Kindermusik logoKindermusik

Thursdays, April 20 and May 18 from 9:30 – 10 am

Families with babies to 2-year-old children are invited to join us for a 30-minute Kindermusik 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 a week in advance. You must register for each individual session. Space is limited.

Thursdays, April 20 and May 18 from 10:15 – 10:45 am

Families with children ages 3 – 5 are invited to join us for a 30-minute Kindermusik 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 a week in advance. You must register for each individual session. Space is limited.


Two kids playing WiiDrop-in Gaming

Wednesday, March 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Ages 4 and up can spend an afternoon playing games at the library! We will have board games, card games and our Nintendo Wii set up for you to enjoy.

Registration is not required.


Candyland LogoCandyland

Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to play a life sized version of Candyland in the Dubois Children’s Room.

No registration is required, just stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your cards before you begin playing.


Child's hand holding flowerFlower Hour

Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 am

For families with children ages 5-12

Make-and-take flowers for the whole family! Using all kinds of materials, families can create blooms that will never wilt. Give them as gifts, or use them as decorations for year-round cheer.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of the program. Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the program. Space is limited.


Open Music Concert

Saturday, May 13th at 11:00 am in the Meeting Room

Students, age 17 and under, currently enrolled in music lessons, may sign up to play a short piece in a public concert at the library. All skills levels are encouraged to participate. A piano will be available for student’s use.

Registration is required and begins on May 6.  Space is limited. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event as part of the audience. 

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 is underway.

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
330.673.4414
[email protected]
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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