Contact Us: 330.673.4414

Photo of babies playing togetherBaby Grow and Play Date

Saturday,September 19 at 11:00 am

Babies and toddlers (6-24 months) and their favorite grown-ups are invited to join us for a big unstructured play date! We’ll have lots of toys and activities for the young ones and it’s a great chance for parents to meet other parents, too.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance.


Harry Potter logoHarry Potter Party

Saturday, September 26 at 11:00 am

Families with children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to celebrate the wonderful world of Harry Potter! Join us for snacks, games crafts and more.

Registration is required and beings a week in advance.


Photo of Girl Reading to DogPaws to Read

Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 am

Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to sign up for a 15 minute time slot between 11 am and 12 pm to read to Nugget a certified therapy dog.

Registration is required and begins a week in advance.


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.


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, August 18 to 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.

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
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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