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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.
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Recycled Rocket Buil
Thursday, Jun. 20
Do you like to build things? Do you like to create your own designs? If yes, this is the contest for you! As part of this year’s Summer Reading theme A Universe of Stories, the Youth Services Department will be holding a Recycled Rocket Building Contest! Each contestant may design and build one rocket to be displayed at the library and voted on by the public. Any rocket created will be stationary and will not be launched. The contestant whose rocket receives the most votes will receive a Target gift card! All materials used must be recycled/repurposed. Children ages 4 through 12 are welcome to enter. Entries may be submitted between June 1 and June 21. Voting will take place June 24 to July 8. Entries must be picked up by July 14. The winner will be called on July 9, 2019.
Photo Contest Entry
Thursday, Jun. 20, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Tween Zone: DIY Gala
Thursday, Jun. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Children entering grades 3-5 are invited to join us in creating galaxy t-shirts. Please bring a plain black t-shirt to this program. 
Recycled Rocket Buil
Friday, Jun. 21
Do you like to build things? Do you like to create your own designs? If yes, this is the contest for you! As part of this year’s Summer Reading theme A Universe of Stories, the Youth Services Department will be holding a Recycled Rocket Building Contest! Each contestant may design and build one rocket to be displayed at the library and voted on by the public. Any rocket created will be stationary and will not be launched. The contestant whose rocket receives the most votes will receive a Target gift card! All materials used must be recycled/repurposed. Children ages 4 through 12 are welcome to enter. Entries may be submitted between June 1 and June 21. Voting will take place June 24 to July 8. Entries must be picked up by July 14. The winner will be called on July 9, 2019.
Photo Contest Entry
Friday, Jun. 21, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Friday Family Story
Friday, Jun. 21, 10:30 a.m.
Children of all ages and their favorite adult are invited to join us for stories and songs!
Photo Contest Entry
Saturday, Jun. 22, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Photo Contest Entry
Sunday, Jun. 23, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Photo Contest Entry
Monday, Jun. 24, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Toddler Story Time
Monday, Jun. 24, 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 2 to 3 years old and their favorite grown up are invited to join us for stories and songs!
Books and Cooks: Tac
Monday, Jun. 24, 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Junior chefs ages 7-12 are invited to join us for a story followed by making a simple recipe. 
M-Spot: Space Sun Ca
Monday, Jun. 24, 7:00 p.m.

Students entering grades 6–8 are invited to join us for crafts, science experiments or games each week.

Photo Contest Entry
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Music and Movement S
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Children of all ages and their favorite grown up are invited to join us for songs, dancing and stories!
Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 11:15 a.m.
Children ages 2-4 are invited to join us in the craft room for laidback, artsy fun! We'll explore different art materials and discover new ways to create! 
Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 4 and 5 are invited to join us for 45-minutes of storytime fun! Each week we will read different sthemed storeis, sing songs, and complete a craft. Children attend this program independently. 
Tales and Treats
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4:00 p.m.
Children entering grades K-2 are invited to join us for stories, games, activities and a snack! This session we will read Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 7:00 p.m.
Children of all ages and their favorite adult are invited to join us for stories and songs! Children are invited to wear their pajamas, too.
Photo Contest Entry
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 9:00 a.m.

Get ready Shutterbugs! Our 13th annual photo contest for students entering grades 5 - 8 will begin on Monday, July 8. Take pictures of your favorite things, people and places, and submit the photos via email to Leah Berger: leah.berger@kentfreelibrary.org by Wednesday, July 3. 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 8 through July 22 for the public to view and vote on their favorite.  The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by July 26, 2019.

Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 2 to 3 years old and their favorite grown up are invited to join us for stories and songs!
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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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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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