Saturday, September 8: Kindermusik

Kindermusik Free Preview ClassAn instructor from Kindermusik will lead us through a 30-minute class with music and movement activities on Saturday, September 8 at 10:30 am for families with babies to 2 years old and at 11:15 am for Children ages 3 to 5 years old, independently.

Registration is required and begins September 1. Registration closes at 6:00 pm the Friday before the program. Space is limited.

Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 pm: Youth Tech Lab

Tweens and teens in grades 3 through 12 are invited to join us in a tech lab! At this tech lab, you can test out coding robots, draw with a 3D printing pen and fly a drone.
Registration is required and begins on August 21. Registration closes the Monday before the event. Space is limited.

Monday, August 13: Fall Story Times Begin

The Kent Free Library’s 14-week Fall Story Time Session begins Monday, August 13. Six different story times will be offered for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers, and several story times are geared for all ages.

Story Times are led by professional librarians, all of whom have been trained in early childhood literacy.

No pre-registration is necessary for Story Times; arrive a few minutes early to pick up a “boarding pass.” Some sessions have limited space.
Additional programs, including puzzles, crafts, building and STEAM focused programs, Pokémon clubs, and reading clubs are offered through the week for children, tweens, and teens.

Find the Story Time schedule and descriptions of other programs or stop by the children’s room or the Benedik Teen Area for a flier. For more information, call Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, August 13 at 11:00 am: Pokemon Gym Retreat

Calling all Pokémonenthusiasts! If one hour of trading and battling is never enough, then this retreat is for you! Enjoy three hours with other Poké-friends at the library,where we will trade, battle, watch, and create all things Pokémon. A pizza lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Registration is required and begins August 6. 

Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30 pm: Rockin’ Through History

Learn about how the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame helps preserve and teach the history of rock and roll in this fun and informative presentation by Museum and Library & Archives staff

Learn what goes on behind the scenes of induction festivities and displays. They will delve into the exciting history of rock through the 50s and 60s and will highlight some of the services and resources they offer. This program is for adults.

To register, please contact the Information Desk at 330.673.4414. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am: American Girl Spotlight on Josefina

American Girl fans in grades K-6 can celebrate all things Josefina! Bring your Josefina, other American Girl, or any other doll and learn more about Josefina’s time period.

Enjoy fun games and activities that Josefina herself would have enjoyed, including human- and doll-sized crafts (for dolls around 18” tall).

Call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414 to register.

Saturday, July 14 at 11:00 am: The Bubble Lady

The Bubble Lady returns to show off her Wonderful World of Bubbles. Families with children of all ages will enjoy plenty of comedy and action and even get to participate. You will not believe your eyes when you see a person inside of a bubble!

Registration is not required for this free program, but since space is limited, boarding passes will be handed out starting at 10:30 am. For more information, contact Youth Services at 330.673.4414.

Monday, July 9: Photography Contest Begins

Girl taking photographVisit the Dubois Children’s Reading Room from Monday, July 9 through Monday, July 23 to view the submissions to our 12th Annual Photo Contest!  View the photos and vote for your favorite to help a promising photographer win a Target gift card!

Saturday, July 7 at 11:00 am: Cocoro Playhouse Building

Families with children ages 5—11 can build with Norio Kids for Cocoro on Saturday, July 7 at 11:00 am! Use premade cardboard materials to design and make a model of a playhouse, then work together on a large playhouse.

Cocoro sparks imagination, builds problem solving skills, and encourages teamwork and collaboration.

To register, call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414.