Registration for the Kent Free Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, July 30. The library offers programs for children, teens, and adults.

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Students entering preschool through 5th grade receive an official reading record to record the time they spend reading, either independently or with a favorite grown up. Prizes are earned for every 5 hours spent reading and students who complete 20 hours of reading may receive a Kent Free Library felt pennant and have their photo taken and displayed in the Children’s Room on the wall of Kent’s Strongest Readers.  More Information

Other returning programs for kids include the annual Care for a Critter Contest—readers earn votes for which animal the library will sponsor at the Akron Zoo at the end of the summer.

A 9-week Story Time session with the library’s early literacy-trained professional librarians begins May 31. The library offers 10 different weekly stories times for babies through preschool, with several sessions geared toward children of all ages.  More Information

The library will also host its 10th annual Photo Contest for students entering 5th through 8th grade. Starting Monday, June 1, pick up an entry form in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room. Submit photos by Thursday, July 7. Photos will be displayed in the Children’s Room for the public to vote on. The photographer with the most votes wins a Target gift card.

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The library’s Teen Summer Reading Program lets teens earn scratch-off tickets for reading—each ticket is a chance to win great prizes like gift cards for local businesses, KSU gear, free books, and more! Each ticket is also a Grand Prize entry that you can use to try to win one of our exciting Teen Grand Prizes!  More Information

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Adults readers can join the fun too—readers who fill out a book review are entered in weekly prize drawings and a chance to win a grand prize.  More Information