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Upcoming Events

Winter Reading Program LogoChildren in grades 5 and under can pick up a Winter Reading Game Board any time until March 3. Once children complete their game boards, they can bring them to the Children’s Room desk and enter for a chance to win one of the grand prizes. Children have until March 3 to complete and turn in their game boards. Prize winners will be notified on Monday, March 6.

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.


Jolly RogerPirate School

Wednesdays through February 22 at 4:00 pm

Avast, ye mateys! Aaarrr you ready for the pirate adventure of a lifetime? We’re calling all buccaneers-to-be to join us for Pirate School! We’ll learn the skills ye need to survive out on the open ocean and develop our pirate identities to make us fearsome foes to rival ships. Savvy?

For students ages 7 to 14.  Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes at 9 pm the Tuesday before each program. Space is limited.


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

Wednesdays, February 22, March 22, April 26, and May 24 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, March 15, and April 19 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Fridays, March 3, 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.


readingtodogPaws to Read

Saturdays, February 18, and March 4 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 Bing, a certified therapy dog.

Registration is required for each program and begins one week in advance of every program.  Registration closes at 6:00 pm on the Friday before each program.


Cardinal on snow covered pine branchBirds of Winter: Caring for Our Outdoor Friends

Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how to care for our flying friends in the winter?  Spend an hour with a bird-loving librarian and learn about what you can do to help the bird community in your own backyard!  The program will include a short information session, and several activity stations where participants can make different bird feeders to put outside when they get home!  All materials will be provided by the library.

For children ages 5 to 12.  Registration is required and begins January 31. To register call or visit the Youth Services Department. Space is limited.


Kids Kung Fu Demonstration Presented by Kent Karate and Family Fitness

Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 pm

Children ages 7 and under are invited to join us for fun games and activities to help them learn about Kung Fu. Kent Karate and Family Fitness’ Panda Kung Fu classes are centered on five animals; Monkey, Tiger, Snake, Crane and Mantis. Participants will learn how to move and act like the animals while learning some of the techniques that are based on them.

Registration is required and begins on February 18. Registration closes at 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before the event. 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.


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
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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