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Kent Free Library Events

Join us for upcoming events at Kent Free Library. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
17th Annual Youth Ph
Sunday, Jun. 16
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. 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, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Kent Rotary Early Li
Sunday, Jun. 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Families with children that are infants through Kindergarteners are invited to visit the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. The playroom is open Wedensday afternoon through Sunday. This room is a drop in room with activities geared to developing a child's imagination, learning numbers and letters, developing fine motor skills and more. No registration is required to visit the room. 
Concert Series: The
Sunday, Jun. 16, 2:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalists with beautiful singing voices, the Rhondas, an Americana trio, will be playing on the second floor balcony of the Kent free Library. Enjoy experiencing the charismatic stage presence of Jen Maurer, Sarah Rolan, and Leigh Ann Wise. No registration is required. All ages are welcome.

The Concert Series is generously supported by Friends of Kent Free Library.
17th Annual Youth Ph
Monday, Jun. 17
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. 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, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Toddler Tales
Monday, Jun. 17, 10:30 a.m.

A story time specifically designed with 2 and 3-year-olds in mind! Enjoy songs, stories, flannelboards, and more! For kiddos 2 and 3 years old with a favorite grown-up. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Baby Time
Monday, Jun. 17, 11:15 a.m.
Infants through 23 month old children and their favorite adult are invited to join us for baby story time. Each week we'll share stories, songs and flannel activities. Registration is required for each weekly meeting and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Summer Lunch at the
Monday, Jun. 17, 1 to 2 p.m.
In partnership with the Community Action Council of Portage County KFL will be offering lunch during the summer! Children ages 18 and younger may visit the library Monday through Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. for a free lunch. Lunches will be available in the cafe space on the first floor of the library. The Summer Lunch program runs from the week of June 3 through August 9. No meals will be served on July 4 due to library closure. Registration is not required for this program. 
Builders Club
Monday, Jun. 17, 4:00 p.m.
Children entering PreK-8th grade in the 2024-2025 school year are invited to join us for 45 minutes of creative construction with Legos! Use the library's Legos to create something great! Builds will be put on display in the Library between meetings. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Dungeons & Dragons A
Monday, Jun. 17, 4:30 PM

Registration for this section is full.

Join us for some tabletop questing! Create your character and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! The librarian will be your dungeon master and guide your ragtag team through whatever the campaign throws at you. Choose to join on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays; each group will play through the same campaign and meet with the same players throughout the summer session. Only for the most intrepid explorers entering grades 5-10!

Dungeons & Dragons B
Monday, Jun. 17, 5:30 PM

Registration for this section is full.

Join us for some tabletop questing! Create your character and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! The librarian will be your dungeon master and guide your ragtag team through whatever the campaign throws at you. Choose to join on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays; each group will play through the same campaign and meet with the same players throughout the summer session. Only for the most intrepid explorers entering grades 5-10!

17th Annual Youth Ph
Tuesday, Jun. 18
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. 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, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Mindful Mornings
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 10:30 AM

For children entering pre-k - kindergarten with an adult
Join us for calm, peaceful activities designed to inspire mindful moments for your little ones. Activities may include sand play, mandala making, process art projects, and more. Mindful Mornings will meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, May 28 – July 30 and is open to children entering preschool through kindergarten with an adult.

Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. Space is limited.

Summer Lunch at the
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 1 to 2 p.m.
In partnership with the Community Action Council of Portage County KFL will be offering lunch during the summer! Children ages 18 and younger may visit the library Monday through Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. for a free lunch. Lunches will be available in the cafe space on the first floor of the library. The Summer Lunch program runs from the week of June 3 through August 9. No meals will be served on July 4 due to library closure. Registration is not required for this program. 
Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2:00 PM

Children ages 4 and 5 years old can join us for 45-minutes of fun! Each week we will read different themed stories, sing and dance to songs, and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently. Club 4 & 5 will meet every Tuesday between May 30 and July 25.

Registration is required and begins one in week in advance of each session. Space is limited.

Dungeons & Dragons C
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4:00 PM

Registration for this section is full.

Join us for some tabletop questing! Create your character and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! The librarian will be your dungeon master and guide your ragtag team through whatever the campaign throws at you. Choose to join on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays; each group will play through the same campaign and meet with the same players throughout the summer session. Only for the most intrepid explorers entering grades 5-10!

Tales and Treats: Ma
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4:00 p.m.
Each week, listen to a few chapters of Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey by Erin Entrada Kelly, then enjoy games, crafts, outdoor play, and a snack! For kiddos entering kindergarten - 2nd grade. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each weekly session. 
Pajama Time
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Put on your pajamas and come to the library for a nighttime story time! We will read stories, sing and dance, play with flannelboards and more! For families with children of all ages. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

17th Annual Youth Ph
Wednesday, Jun. 19
Get ready Shutterbugs! Students entering grades 5-8 are invited to take pictures of their favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Monday, July 8. 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, and Title of Photograph.

Photos will be on display in the children’s room from July 15 through July 28 for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 5, 2024.
Movement and Music S
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for lots of singing and dancing! Each week, the librarian will read one story and lead a variety of flannel board activities, songs and dances. Registration is required one week in advance of each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. 
Kent Rotary Early Li
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Families with children that are infants through Kindergarteners are invited to visit the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. The playroom is open Wedensday afternoon through Sunday. This room is a drop in room with activities geared to developing a child's imagination, learning numbers and letters, developing fine motor skills and more. No registration is required to visit the room. 
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Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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