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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:
Friday Virtual Famil
Friday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Monday Virtual Famil
Monday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 4:00 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join us for Virtual Tales and Treats! During the 30-minute program, we will read a chapter of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland together. Grab a snack, some drawing supplies, and get ready for a great tale! You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working. 
Virtual Pajama Time
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Wednesday Virtual Lu
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 3 - 6 years old are welcome to tune in for Lunch Bunch at 12:00 p.m. every Wednesday! Share your lunchtime with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, and watching shenanigans! You will receive an email at 11:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Minecraft Streaming
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m.

Students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to join us on Zoom for our Minecraft stream to help us create our own Minecraft world. Participants will teach Miss Caylee, a complete Minecraft beginner, how to set things up and have input as to how she plays the game. You will receive an email at 4:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 5, 3:40 to 4:00 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:00-4:20 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:20-4:40 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 5, 4:40-5:00 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:00-5:20 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
Friday Virtual Famil
Friday, Nov. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Monday Virtual Famil
Monday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 10:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Tales and Tr
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 4:00 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join us for Virtual Tales and Treats! During the 30-minute program, we will read the story The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci together. Grab a snack, some drawing supplies, and get ready for a great tale! You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working. 
Virtual Pajama Time
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to watch and participate with this online version of Kent Free Library Story Time! You will receive an email at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Wednesday Virtual Lu
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 12:00 p.m.
Children ages 3 - 6 years old are welcome to tune in for Lunch Bunch at 12:00 p.m. every Wednesday! Share your lunchtime with some Kent Free Library friends while listening to stories, singing songs, and watching shenanigans! You will receive an email at 11:00 a.m. the morning of the story time. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual story time. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the story time to make sure your technology is working.
Minecraft Streaming
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m.

Students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to join us on Zoom for our Minecraft stream to help us create our own Minecraft world. Participants will teach Miss Caylee, a complete Minecraft beginner, how to set things up and have input as to how she plays the game. You will receive an email at 4:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to the start time to make sure your technology is working.

Virtual Read Togethe
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m.

Students entering grades 3 through 6 are welcome to participate in the Read Together Book Group! Each month participants read one book on their own, selected by the group members the month before. Adults are welcome to read the selections as well and join in on the meetings and discussions! As we cannot have in-house programming at the library, we will hold our meetings through Zoom. A link will be sent to you at 6:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. The book selection for this meeting is listed below.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring....
In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only it's different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.


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

Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 12, 3:40 - 4:00 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
Virtual Book Buddies
Thursday, Nov. 12, 4:00-4:20 p.m.
Young readers, ages 10 and under, are welcome to register for a one-on-one virtual meeting with a Youth Services Librarian to practice reading! Participants can specify whether they want to be read to, read themselves, or share the reading with the librarian. Readers may register for one time slot per weekly session, and each time slot will last 20 minutes. Readers who complete five sessions will earn a free book to keep! Whether a fluent or beginning reader, enjoy being a Book Buddy with your Kent Free Library librarians! Meetings will be held using the Zoom platform. You will receive an email at 3:00 p.m. the afternoon of the program. The email will contain a Zoom link and password that will allow you to join the virtual program. We suggest logging in five to seven minutes prior to your scheduled time slot to make sure your technology is working.
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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
330.673.4414
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Monday 9:00-8:00
Tuesday 9:00-8:00
Wednesday 9:00-8:00
Thursday 9:00-8:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
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