Call the Library: 330.673.4414
  • Summer Reading 2017

    Summer Reading Challenge 2017

    The Summer Reading Challenge is coming soon. Registration begins on June 1st for all ages, birth through adult. See you soon!

  • Hoopla

    KFL now offers Hoopla, a new e-platform that allows our patrons to borrow thousands of digital video, music, graphic novel, audiobook, and ebook titles which can be enjoyed on a smartphone, a tablet, or a desktop computer.

    Use Hoopla Now
  • Friends of Kent Free Library

    The Friends is a volunteer organization that supports the Kent Free Library. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the meeting room, and weekly volunteer opportunities are available.

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  • Library @ Your Door

    Unable to visit the library? The library can come to you! Librarians will select and deliver materials to those unable to visit on their own due to permanent or temporary injury or illness. Contact us for more information or to request an application.

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  • Freegal

    Free and legal music downloads.

    With a Kent Free Library card, users may download three songs each week and they are yours to keep. Freegal also has music videos available to download. In addition, library card holders may now stream up to 3 hours of music per week. Look for the Freegal app for you smartphone or device.

    Find Freegal Here
  • Zinio: The World's Largest Newsstand

    Instantly view digital magazines on most Internet-enabled devices inside or outside of the library.

    Zinio digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, and can be “flipped through” or searched easily.

    Go To Zinio!

Library News

  • Pet Supply Drive for Portage APL
    Pet Supply Drive for Portage APL
    May is National Pet Month and we are honoring our four-legged family members. Join us all month long for the festivities! All month we are collecting much needed supplies for the Portage APL. The Portage Animal Protective League is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, dedicated to the care and welfare of...
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  • Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 pm: Snapology
    Wednesday, June 7 at 6:00 pm: Snapology
    Visit the library to help save the planet with Snapology. Each participant will select a mini-figure superhero and develop a machine for the hero to use. Will your machine reduce pollution? Recycle materials? Fix the planet’s climate? The possibilities are endless! If you’re brave enough join us for the brick-building...
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  • Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am: Gnome and Fairy Houses
    Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am: Gnome and Fairy Houses
    Bring magic into your backyard by making gnome and fairy homes and other fantastical crafts on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am.  This craft is for families with children of all ages. To register, call the Youth Services Department at 330.673.4414....
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  • Thursday, June 1: Summer Reading Programs Begin
    Thursday, June 1: Summer Reading Programs Begin
    Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults begin on Thursday, June 1. This year’s theme is Build a Better World. Participating children will receive an official record to track their reading throughout the summer, and can earn prizes for every five hours of reading. Super Readers who read 20...
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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240

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