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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 Submarine B
Monday, May 30
Do you like to build thinsg? Do you create your own designs? If yes, this contest is for you! The Youth Services Department is holding a Recycled Submarine Building Contest! Each contestant may design and build one submarine to be displayed at the library and voted on by the public. The contestants whose submarine 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 24. Voting will take place June 26 to July 8. Entries must be picked up by July 14. Winnters will be notified on July 11, 2022. 
Youth Photo Contest
Monday, May 30
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 11. 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 29 for the public to view and vote on their favorite. The top three photographers will receive Target gift cards. Librarians will notify winners by August 1, 2022. 
Music Story Time
Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for a special weekly story time featuring books, songs played on a ukelele by one of the Youth Service Department librarians and more!  
 
Toddler Art Zone
Tuesday, May 31, 11:15 a.m.
Families with children ages 2 to 4 years old are invited to join us for a craft activity. Each week toddlers will create a masterpiece to take home. 
Preschool Pirates
Tuesday, May 31, 2:00 p.m.
Children ages 4 and  5 years old are invited to join us this summer as Club 4&5 Story Time is converted to Preschool Pirates! Each week we'll read a different book and complete a different pirate themed activity. This program is designed for children to attend independently. 
Stitch and Binge
Tuesday, May 31, 4:00 p.m.
Beginners and experienced cross stitchers entering grades 3 through 8 to join us to stitch backpack charms as we watch cartoons! Cross stitching is a fun and easy craft-if you've never tried it before, you'll love it! The library will provide everything you need, including a librarian's instruction, to make a project you can take home at the end of the session. 
Tales and Treats: Wa
Tuesday, May 31, 4:00 p.m.
This summer, Tales and Treats will include a water science component! Students entering Kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to join us every Tuesday. Each week participants will be read a few chapters of the Magic School Bus chapter book The Great Shark Escape, play games, complete crafts and delve into a water science experiment. Participants will also be give a treat to take home each week. 
Pajama Story Time
Tuesday, May 31, 7:00 p.m.
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for an evening story time. Wear your pajamas to this story time full of stories and songs!
Toddler Tales
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children ages 2 and 3 years old are invited to join us for stories, songs and more! 
 
Kent Rotary Early Li
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 12:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering Kindergarten are invited to drop in and play at the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. This is an unstructured playroom for our youngest patrons and their grown ups. Adults must stay in the playroom with their child. No registration is required. 
Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Youth entering grades 5 through 9 are invited to join us for tabletop questing! Create or choose 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. Join in person or online through Zoom. 
Read Together Book G
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 7:00p.m.

Students entering grades 5 through 8 are welcome to participate in the Read Together Book Group! Each month participants read one book selected by the group members the month before. On the first Wednesday of each month, we meet to discuss and choose a book for the following month. Parents/guardians are welcome to read the selections as well and join in on the meetings and discussions! The book selection for this meeting is listed below.

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, invites master puppeteer Grisini to entertain at her birthday party. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion falls upon the puppeteer and his orphaned assistants. The three children — two penniless waifs and one pampered heiress — have been caught in a trap set by Grisini’s ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance she’s determined to shed before it’s too late.

 

This book is available in both audio and eBook formats for immediate download through Hoopla. There are also hard copies available.

Kent Rotary Early Li
Thursday, Jun. 2, 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering Kindergarten are invited to drop in and play at the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. This is an unstructured playroom for our youngest patrons and their grown ups. Adults must stay in the playroom with their child. No registration is required. 
Outdoor  Story Time
Thursday, Jun. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Grab your picnic or lawn chairs and join us for stories, songs and sunshine at the Backwoods Stage in Fred Fuller Park! For families with children of all ages. 
Builders Club
Thursday, Jun. 2, 4:00 p.m.
Preschoolers through 8th graders are invited to join us for creatuve construction featuring different types of building toys-Legos, Duplos, K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and more! Participants can bring their own materials or use the ones available at the library. 
Tween Zone: Embossed
Thursday, Jun. 2, 7:00 p.m.
Students entering grades 3-5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. We'll feature science experiments, crafts, games and more! 
Kent Rotary Early Li
Friday, Jun. 3, 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering Kindergarten are invited to drop in and play at the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. This is an unstructured playroom for our youngest patrons and their grown ups. Adults must stay in the playroom with their child. No registration is required. 
Friday Family Story
Friday, Jun. 3, 10:30 a.m.
Children of all ages and their favorite grown up are invited to join us for stories, songs and more! 
Pokémon Club
Friday, Jun. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Whether you like to battle, trade, or just discuss all things Pokémon, this club is for you! Bring your cards and decks and join us fro an hour of poke-tastic fun! This program is for children in preschool through 8th grade. Registration is required for each meeting and begins one week in advance of each program. 
Kent Rotary Early Li
Saturday, Jun. 4, 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering Kindergarten are invited to drop in and play at the Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom. This is an unstructured playroom for our youngest patrons and their grown ups. Adults must stay in the playroom with their child. No registration is required. 
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312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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The Kent Free Library will be open for Library Express the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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