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Upcoming Events

Puzzle PiecesPuzzle Club

Fridays, November 9 and December 14 at 4:00 pm

Work together to complete puzzles of various sizes and difficulties. Participants can work on as many puzzles as they like.  For children ages 4 – 14.

No registration is required.

Colorful plastic building blocks, fair use image from Club

Wednesdays, through November 14 at 4:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to join us for 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!

Wednesdays, October 17, November 14 and December 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Fridays, November 2 and December 7 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Bring your trading cards and decks for fierce battling and trading!  Trainers ages 4 – 14 are welcome!

Registration is not required. This is a drop-in program.  

Books and Cooks

Mondays, October 22 and November 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 5:00 pm the Sunday before each program.

Read Together Book Group

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm: Bunnicula by James Howe

Readers in grades 3 through 5, and an adult, are invited to join the Read Together book group! 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 November 13 at 4:00 pm

Children in grades K – 2 are invited to join us for games, crafts, a story and snacks.

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.

Toddler Art Zone

Tuesday, through November 13 at 11:15 am

Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to drop in to explore different art materials and create masterpieces.

No registration is required.

Club 4 & 5

Tuesdays through November 13 at 2:00 pm

Children ages 4 and 5 years old are invited to join us for 45-minutes of stories, songs and a craft! Each week we will read different themed stories and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently.

Registration is required and begins one in week in advance of each session. Registration closes at 9:00 pm the Monday before each program. Space is limited.

Ready, Set, Draw!

Wednesdays, October 31 and November 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.    All art materials will be provided by the library. For ages 7 through 12.

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.



Paws to Read

Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 am with Bing

Monday, November 12 at 6:00 pm with Lupin



Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 and Saturday, November 10 from at 12:00 pm with Lucas

Children in grades K-5 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Bing, Lupin or Lucas. All are certified therapy dogs and love listening to stories.

Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. Registration closes the day before each meeting.

STEM Project Fair Prep and Planning

Sundays, October 21, November 11, November 18, December 9, December 16, and January 6 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Friday, January 18 from 3:00 – 5:00

Do you love science? Have you always wanted to participate in a Science Fair? Children in grades 3—5 are welcome to join us for science fair preparation and planning! During each meeting we will work on researching and preparing a science project for the Kent State Science Fair in January.

Project Themes:

3rd Graders–Exploration and Mysteries: Choose a favorite animal to learn about, research, prepare a project plan and presentation based on animal habitats and environmental factors.

4th Grades–Technology, Exploration and Mysteries: Build STEM skills in problem solving by creating a project that is an invention and participate in an invention convention.

5th Graders–Influencing Technology: Create a standard science inquiry or engineering design project.

This program is created through a partnership with: ACESS, Kent City Schools: Chip Hawks, GIS & STEM Liaison , Kent Free Library, and Sheila King of Rockwell Automation

Registration is required and is underway. Please call Youth Services or visit the library to sign-up

Haunted Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 am OR 12:00 pm

Families with children in grades 5 and under are invited to assemble and decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House together. A donation of one bag of candy would be appreciated. There will be a limit of one house per family.

Registration is required and begins October 20. Space is limited to 18 families per session.

Open Music Concert

Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 am

Piano students ages 17 and under may sign up to play in the library’s open piano concert. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome to attend as we fill the library with music. Students may play up to two pieces.

Registration is required and begins November 3.  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
[email protected]

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