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New this year, the Youth Services Department will have game boards for children to complete. Children in grades 5 and under can pick up a game board in the Youth Services Department on or after January 4. Complete the tasks on the game board. Mark off the tasks as you complete them. Earn a prize every time you complete a task with prize written in the square. Completed game boards MUST BE RETURNED BY MARCH 4.

Completed game boards will be entered in the grand prize drawing. Grand prizes winners will be announced Monday, March 7.

Pokemon-LogoPokémon Club

Fridays, February 12, and March 11 at 4:00 pm

The Kent Free Library has a new club just for you! Pokemon fans ages 4 through 12 are invited to grab their cards and head to the library every 2nd Friday of the month from 4:00pm – 5:00pm for Pokemon Card Club! You will be able to meet other enthusiasts, battle Pokemon decks, trade cards, and more!

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

Photo of boy making a craftTales & Treats

Tuesdays through March 22 at 4:00 pm

Children entering grades Kindergarten through 2nd are invited to join us for a program filled with stories, games, activities, friends, and fun!

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.


Kindermusik LogoKindermusik for Babies and Toddlers

Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 am

Families with babies to 3 year olds 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 February 4. Space is limited.

Kindermusik for Preschoolers

Thursday, February 11 at 10:15 am

Children ages 3 to 5 years old are invited to join a Kindermusik instructor for fun music and movement activities.

Registration is required and begins February 4. Space is limited.

Toddlers Interacting During PlaytimeToddler Explorers

Saturday, February 13 at 11:00 am

Families with toddlers and babies are invited to join us for Toddler Explorers! We will have a variety of toddler and baby friendly activities and stations for families to visit. Make sure to wear clothing that can get messy.

Registration is required and is underway. Space is limited.

Kids exercisingFamily Fitness

Saturday, February 20 at 11:00 am

Children in preschool through 5th grade and their favorite grown up are invited to join us for 1-hour of fun fitness on Saturday, February 20 at 11:00 am! This fun family class will be taught by Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, certified personal trainer.

Registration is required and begins February 13. Space is limited.

Winter Carnival

Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 am

Families with children ages 3 – 12 are invited to join us for a Winter Carnival! Make the trek to the library for winter themed games, crafts, face painting, and more. Whether it’s clear, cloudy, blustery, frosty, frozen, or powdery outside, the library will be warm and waiting for you with wintertime fun!

Registration is required and begins February 20. Space is limited.

Character from Big Hero and the Disney logoBig Hero 6 Party

Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 am

Children in preschool through grade 5 are invited to join us for our Big Hero 6 party! Come enjoy games, crafts, snacks and more featuring Hiro and the rest of the gang. Make a marshmallow Baymax, throw discs with Go Go, and do chemistry experiments with Honey Lemon!

Registration is required and begins March 5. Space is limited.

Elementary students drawing in classroomDrawing Program – “Ready, Set, Draw!”

Wednesdays, February, 24 and March 30 at 6:00 pm

Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to come explore and develop their 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 last Wednesday of each month. 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.

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
[email protected]

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