Contact Us: 330.673.4414

Tales & Treats

Children entering grades Kindergarten through 2nd are invited to join us for a program filled with stories, games, activities, friends, and fun! Tales and Treats will meet at 4:00 pm on the following Tuesdays:

Cover of Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris LessmoreJune 30: A Bean, a Stalk, and a Boy Named Jack by William Joyce
July 7: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
July 14: The Song of Delphine by Kenneth Kraegel
July 21: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
July 28: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

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.


All ages are invited to drop-into the Craft Room to create different hero themed crafts between 3:00—4:00 pm on the following Wednesdays:

beautiful girl playing with colorsJuly 8

Materials are available on a first come, first served basis.

No registration is required. Young children may need assistance.

Friday Movies

Join us for family friendly movies while enjoying the library’s air-conditioned Meeting Room at 3:00 pm on the following Fridays (due to licensing restrictions, we cannot publish the titles of the movies we show, but below are some hints to help you figure out what we’ll be showing):

ticketsJuly 10: Baseball season is in full swing, and to celebrate the Great American Pastime, we are showing a baseball classic that is sure to make you laugh! Watch this angelic team go from dead last to first place with some
mysterious help from above!

July 17:  It’s Christmas in July! Join us for this hilarious Christmas movie about one of Santa’s biggest helpers! Finding the North Pole a little small, our hero ventures to New York City in search of a home and family where he fits in! Will he find the perfect place? You will have to watch to find out!

No registration is required.

bubble ladyBubble Lady

Thursday, July 9 at 2 pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for an afternoon of bubble fun! The Bubble Lady will be here sharing her wonderful world of bubbles.

Registration is not required. Boarding passes will be passed out 30 minutes prior to the show. Space is limited.

library mini golf 3Mini Golf at the Library

Sunday, July 19 between 1 and 4:30 pm

We’ll transform the library into a 16-hole mini golf course!  Golfers of all ages are invited to join us for a drop-in to play a round.

Registration is not required.

Homeschoolers’ Poetry Reading

Sunday, July 26th at 2:00 pm

Home-schooled students of all ages are invited to join us for our Homeschoolers’ Poetry Reading.  Read some of your favorite poet’s stanzas, or write your own for this extravaganza!

Registration is required and begins one week in advance.

taking photoGet ready Shutterbugs! Our 9th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 – 8 will begin on Monday, July 6. Pick up an entry form in the Children’s Room beginning June 1, take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Mendenhall ( by Thursday, July 2.

Each photographer may submit two entries. Please include the following information in the email along with your photograph: Student’s Name, Parent/Guardian’s Name, Grade Entering, Phone Number, Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the Children’s Room from July 6th through July 24 for the public to view and vote on their favorites. Target gift cards will be award to the photographer whose photograph received the most votes he winners will be notified by August 1.

Contest rules will be available starting June 1st in the Children’s Room.

Every Hero Burst copyHeroes of the Wild West

Saturday, July 11 at 11:00 am

Put on your boots and hat and scurry down to the library for a rousing good time! The program will include crafts, games, and activities all themed around the Wild West and the heroes who made it such an exciting place!  For families with children ages 3 to 12.

Registration is required and begins Sunday, July 5. Space is limited.

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