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Upcoming Events

Winter Reading Road TripWinter Reading Road Trip

Through March 2

Children in grades 5 and under can pick up a Winter Reading Road Trip Map any time on or after January 2. Every state is represented by a picture book or a chapter book. For each state, you may choose to read the book listed or one of the following: another book that takes place in that state; a book written by an author from that state; or a non-fiction book about that state. See a librarian for a list of book suggestions. Check off each state you complete on the back of your map. After you complete your first five states, visit the Youth Services desk for a free children’s beverage coupon from Tree City and an entry to win one of our grand prizes! For every five states you complete after that, you may receive an extra grand prize entry. Boards must be returned by March 2 to be eligible for prizes and grand prize entries.


 Puzzle PiecesPuzzle Club

Friday, March 9 at 4:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to Puzzle Club! Work together to complete puzzles of various sizes and difficulties. Participants can work on as many puzzles as they like.  After each puzzle is completed, it will be displayed with the names of each child who worked on it.

No registration is required.


Colorful plastic building blocks, fair use image from https://pixabay.com/en/lego-blocks-duplo-lego-colorful-2458575/Builders Club

Friday, March 16 at 4:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to the Lego and K’Nex Club! Build creations with your preferred material following the prompts for each session. Participants can bring their own materials or use the ones available at the library. Participants may also leave their creations to display at the library between meetings.

No registration is required.


Pokemon LogoPokémon Club: Wednesdays and Fridays!

Wednesday, March 21 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Friday, March 2 from 4:00 to 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.


AstronautAstronaut School

Wednesdays through February 28 at 4:00 pm

Attention space cadets ages 6-12!  Learn about the planets, moons, stars, and more that make up our solar system and galaxy!

Registration is required an begins one week in advance of each program date.


Read Together Book Group

Tuesday,  March 6 at 7:00 pm

A book group for readers in grades 3 through 5 and an adult, to encourage reading and child/caregiver interaction.  Participants will read one book per month, then meet to discuss the book and choose the next title.

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


Tales & Treats

Tuesdays through March 27 at 4:00 pm

In the winter session of Tales and Treats, children in grades K – 2 will read chapters from Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater. Following the readings each week, enjoy a variety of activities and a snack!

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


Cookies and Crafts

Mondays, March 19 and April 16 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Children ages 3 to 12 years old are invited to drop in to create their own craft using library supplies. Enjoy a cookie treat while you create your masterpiece!

Registration is not required.


Kid cookingBooks and Cooks

Monday, March 26 at 4:00 pm

Junior chefs ages 7 through 12 are invited to join us for a story followed by cooking a simple recipe.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 5 pm the Sunday before each program.


Ready, Set, Draw!

Wednesdays, February 28 and March 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.  Ages 8 through 12.  All art materials will be provided by the library.

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


Kindermusik

Saturdays, April 14 and May 12

10:30 to 11:00 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. An instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through music and movement activities.

11:15 to 11:45 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. Children attend this class independently.

Snapology Logo

Snapology

Tuesday, March 27 at 6:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join us for Snapology’s Creature Creator Robotics class on Your animal lover will create their own animal inspired robotic model. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, simple machines, and programming as they build a dolphin. Your child is sure to have a wild time as they build, learn, and play.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance. Registration closes at 9 pm the on March 26. Space is limited.


Dancing shape filled with happy emoticonsHappy Birthday to All Dance Party

Thursday, March 29 at 10:30 am – Families with children ages 2 through 4

Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 pm – Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade

Let’s celebrate everyone’s birthday! Join us as we have a dance party featuring balloons, streamers and plenty of fun! Each dance party will last approximately 45 minutes.

Registration is required and begins March 22. To register call or visit the Youth Services Department. Space is limited.


Mad Hatter at his teaUn-Birthday Tea Party

Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 am

Don’t be late for this very important date! Families with children ages 3 to 12 are invited to join us for a morning  with crafts, snacks and silly games based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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


Cocoro HouseCocoro: Playhouse Building

Monday, April 9 at 6:00 pm

Children with families ages 5 to 11 are invited to join us for building fun on Monday, April 9 at 6 pm! Join us as Norio Kids visits the library for Cocoro. Children and their grown-ups can use premade cardboard materials to make a model of a playhouse and then work together to create a large playhouse. For more information about Norio Kids and Cocoro, visit their website at www.noriokids.com.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of the event. Registration closes at 5 pm the Sunday before the event. 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 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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