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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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Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Tuesday, Jun. 18Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoo...read more

Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Tuesday, Jun. 18Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Tuesday, Jun. 1817th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Club 4 & 5
2:00 PM
 Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2:00 PMClub 4 & 5
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 an...read more
Tales and Treats: Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey
4:00 p.m.
Tales and Treats: Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4:00 p.m.Tales and Treats: Ma
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. 

Dungeons & Dragons C
4:00 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons C
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 4:00 PMDungeons & Dragons C
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, Tu...read more
Pajama Time
6:30 p.m.
 Pajama Time
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30 p.m.Pajama Time
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. 

Read the Classics Book Club
7:00 pm
 Read the Classics Book Club
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 7:00 pmRead the Classics Bo
Enjoy a lively discussion of classic literature with other book lovers on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Pick up a copy of each month's title at the Check Out Desk. No registration required. For adults 18+.
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Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Wednesday, Jun. 19Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoo...read more

Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Wednesday, Jun. 19Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Wednesday, Jun. 1917th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Movement and Music Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Movement and Music Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 10:30 a.m.Movement and Music S
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...read more

Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Dungeons & Dragons D
4:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons D
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 4:30 PMDungeons & Dragons D
For students entering grades 5 through 10Join 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,...read more
Pokémon Club
6:00 p.m.
 Pokémon Club
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:00 p.m.Pokémon Club
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 for an hour of poke-tastic fun! For grades preK - 8. Registration is required for each meeting. Registration begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Tarot Club
7:00 PM
 Tarot Club
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 7:00 PMTarot Club
Have you always been interested in the mysteries of the tarot? This is your sign to start exploring them! Students in grades 6-10 are invited to join us to explore the artistry of different tarot and oracle decks and learn how to use the cards for self-reflection, meditation, creativity, and critica...read more
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Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Thursday, Jun. 20Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoo...read more

Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Thursday, Jun. 20Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Thursday, Jun. 2017th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Thursday, Jun. 20, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Gentle Yoga/Sound Bath
10:00 am
 Gentle Yoga/Sound Bath
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:00 amGentle Yoga/Sound Ba
Travel inward to discover you true self and explore where your mind can take you! Alicia Patrice will lead 30 minutes of Gentle Yoga (chair or mat) and a 30 minute Sound Bath.  Experience gentle movement, guided awareness and healing vibrations from an array of instruments. Registration is requ...read more

Outdoor Story Time at Fred Fuller Park
10:30 a.m.
Outdoor Story Time at Fred Fuller Park
Thursday, Jun. 20, 10:30 a.m.Outdoor Story Time a
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us at the Backwoods Stage at Fred Fuller Park for books and songs with a KFL librarian. Make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for the latest weather updates in regards to Outdoor Story Time. Registration is not required for this story t...read more
Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jun. 20, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Dungeons & Dragons E
4:00 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons E
Thursday, Jun. 20, 4:00 PMDungeons & Dragons E
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, Tuesday...read more
Backyard Birds
4:00 p.m.
 Backyard Birds
Thursday, Jun. 20, 4:00 p.m.Backyard Birds
Each week, participants will learn about a different backyard bird and fold a paper-bird-plane to take home and fly! For kiddos entering 2nd - 6th grade. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each weekly session. 

Tween Zone: Melted Crayon Art
7:00 p.m.
 Tween Zone: Melted Crayon Art
Thursday, Jun. 20, 7:00 p.m.Tween Zone: Melted C
Children entering grades 3 through 5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. This week craft using wax paper and crayon shavings. Registration is required for each weekly meeting. 
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Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Friday, Jun. 21Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. June's theme is Outdoo...read more

Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Friday, Jun. 21Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Friday, Jun. 2117th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Friday, Jun. 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Friday Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Friday Family Story Time
Friday, Jun. 21, 10:30 a.m.Friday Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and more! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Friday, Jun. 21, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
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17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Saturday, Jun. 2217th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Saturday, Jun. 22, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Saturday Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Saturday Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 22, 10:30 a.m.Saturday Story Time
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us each week as a different librarian shares stories and songs on Saturdays this summer! Following story time participants are invited to complete a simple craft. Registration is required for each story time and begins one week in advance of eac...read more

D&D Academy
3:00 PM
 D&D Academy
Saturday, Jun. 22, 3:00 PMD&D Academy
For students enterings grades 5 - 10Whether you’re brand new to D&D or have been playing for a few years, students entering grades 5-10 are invited to come learn more about the most famous roleplaying game in the world. Learn about character creation and optimization, as well as how to eff...read more

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17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Sunday, Jun. 2317th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Sunday, Jun. 23, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Monday, Jun. 24Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Monday, Jun. 24Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Monday, Jun. 2417th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Toddler Tales
10:30 a.m.
 Toddler Tales
Monday, Jun. 24, 10:30 a.m.Toddler Tales
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
11:15 a.m.
 Baby Time
Monday, Jun. 24, 11:15 a.m.Baby Time
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 Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Dungeons & Dragons A
4:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons A
Monday, Jun. 24, 4:30 PMDungeons & Dragons A
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, Tuesday...read more
Dungeons & Dragons B
5:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons B
Monday, Jun. 24, 5:30 PMDungeons & Dragons B
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, Tuesday...read more
Fiction To Film Book Club
7:00 pm
 Fiction To Film Book Club
Monday, Jun. 24, 7:00 pmFiction To Film Book
Meets the 4th Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00pm to explore books that have led to or were adapted from movies.Library book clubs are held in the Bumphrey Room and do not require registration (except Diverse Voices which meets on Zoom and requires registration).  Pick up a book at the C...read more
Middle School Makers: DIY Zen Gardens
7:00 p.m.
Middle School Makers: DIY Zen Gardens
Monday, Jun. 24, 7:00 p.m.Middle School Makers
A club for middle schoolers entering grades 6-8 who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Join us on Mondays for a different art project, craft, science experiment or activity. This Monday, we will make our own Zen gardens!

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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Tuesday, Jun. 25Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Tuesday, Jun. 25Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Tuesday, Jun. 2517th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Mindful Mornings
10:30 AM
 Mindful Mornings
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 10:30 AMMindful Mornings
For children entering pre-k - kindergarten with an adultJoin 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 –...read more

Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Club 4 & 5
2:00 PM
 Club 4 & 5
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2:00 PMClub 4 & 5
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 an...read more

Tales and Treats: Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey
4:00 p.m.
Tales and Treats: Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4:00 p.m.Tales and Treats: Ma
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. 

Dungeons & Dragons C
4:00 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons C
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 4:00 PMDungeons & Dragons C
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, Tu...read more
Pajama Time
6:30 p.m.
 Pajama Time
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:30 p.m.Pajama Time
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. 

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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Wednesday, Jun. 26Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Wednesday, Jun. 26Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Wednesday, Jun. 2617th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Movement and Music Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Movement and Music Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 10:30 a.m.Movement and Music S
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...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 19.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Chess Club
4:00 p.m.
 Chess Club
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 4:00 p.m.Chess Club
A club for those in grades 5-12 who want to learn and play chess. Chess Club is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 

Registration required, begins Jun 19.
Dungeons & Dragons D
4:30 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons D
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 4:30 PMDungeons & Dragons D
For students entering grades 5 through 10Join 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,...read more
Ready, Set, Art!
6:00 p.m.
 Ready, Set, Art!
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 6:00 p.m.Ready, Set, Art!
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 provided by the library. For kids entering&nb...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 19.
Tarot Club
7:00 PM
 Tarot Club
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 7:00 PMTarot Club
Have you always been interested in the mysteries of the tarot? This is your sign to start exploring them! Students in grades 6-10 are invited to join us to explore the artistry of different tarot and oracle decks and learn how to use the cards for self-reflection, meditation, creativity, and critica...read more
Creative Crafters: Handmade Greeting Card
7:00 pm
Creative Crafters: Handmade Greeting Card
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 7:00 pmCreative Crafters: H
Come make a card to send to a loved one or friend. Ages 18+ welcome to attend. Registration begins on June 19.This is a repeat of the May class.  Do not register for this class if you registered for the May class, regardless of whether you attended.  If  you were on the waiting list f...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 19.
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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Thursday, Jun. 27Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Thursday, Jun. 27Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Thursday, Jun. 2717th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Thursday, Jun. 27, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Outdoor Story Time at Fred Fuller Park
10:30 a.m.
Outdoor Story Time at Fred Fuller Park
Thursday, Jun. 27, 10:30 a.m.Outdoor Story Time a
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us at the Backwoods Stage at Fred Fuller Park for books and songs with a KFL librarian. Make sure to follow our Facebook and Instagram for the latest weather updates in regards to Outdoor Story Time. Registration is not required for this story t...read more
Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Thursday, Jun. 27, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
Dungeons & Dragons E
4:00 PM
 Dungeons & Dragons E
Thursday, Jun. 27, 4:00 PMDungeons & Dragons E
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, Tuesday...read more
Backyard Birds
4:00 p.m.
 Backyard Birds
Thursday, Jun. 27, 4:00 p.m.Backyard Birds
Each week, participants will learn about a different backyard bird and fold a paper-bird-plane to take home and fly! For kiddos entering 2nd - 6th grade. Registration is required and begins one week in advance of each weekly session. 

Registration required, begins Jun 20.
Game Night: Road Trip Trivia
7:00 pm
 Game Night: Road Trip Trivia
Thursday, Jun. 27, 7:00 pmGame Night: Road Tri
Keep the energy alive on your next road trip by becoming a master of road trip trivia! Test your knowledge of U.S. landmarks and geography during this laid back, friendly trivia competition. Registration is required and begins Thursday, June 20 at 9:00 am. For adults 18+.

Registration required, begins Jun 20.
Tween Zone: Build a Boat Challenge
7:00 p.m.
Tween Zone: Build a Boat Challenge
Thursday, Jun. 27, 7:00 p.m.Tween Zone: Build a
Children entering grades 3 through 5 are invited to join us for a different activity each week. This week we'll create boats. Particpants will "buy" supplies from the KFL Tween Zone store to create a boat. Then we'll test out our boats in the water. Registration is required for eac...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 20.
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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Friday, Jun. 28Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Friday, Jun. 28Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Friday, Jun. 2817th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Friday, Jun. 28, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Friday Family Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Friday Family Story Time
Friday, Jun. 28, 10:30 a.m.Friday Family Story
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for songs, stories and more! Registration is required weekly and begins one week in advance of each meeting. 

Registration required, begins Jun 21.
Summer Lunch at the Library
1 to 2 p.m.
 Summer Lunch at the Library
Friday, Jun. 28, 1 to 2 p.m.Summer Lunch at the
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 libr...read more
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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Saturday, Jun. 29Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Saturday, Jun. 29Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Saturday, Jun. 2917th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Saturday, Jun. 29, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
Saturday Story Time
10:30 a.m.
 Saturday Story Time
Saturday, Jun. 29, 10:30 a.m.Saturday Story Time
Families with children of all ages are invited to join us as a different librarian shares stories and songs on Saturdays this summer! Following story time participants are invited to complete a simple craft. Registration is required for each story time and begins one week in advance of each meeting....read more

Registration required, begins Jun 22.
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Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
 Teen Book Boxes: Middle Grades
Sunday, Jun. 30Teen Book Boxes: Mid
Our monthly subscription boxes tailored for teens entering grades 6-8 who love books! Each month will feature a different theme and contain curated books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Middle Grade Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st o...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
Teen Book Boxes
 Teen Book Boxes
Sunday, Jun. 30Teen Book Boxes
A box of bookish surprises for teens enrolled in grades 9-12! Each month will feature a different theme and contain books and treats for you to enjoy. Register online to receive a Teen Book Box, and pick it up from the Children's Room starting on the 1st of each month. July's theme is Beach ...read more

Registration required, begins Jun 24.
17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
 17th Annual Youth Photo Contest
Sunday, Jun. 3017th Annual Youth Ph
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 infor...read more
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kent Rotary Early Literacy Playroom
Sunday, Jun. 30, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Kent Rotary Early Li
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 lett...read more
      
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