Library Line -- Week of Oct. 18

Kent Weeklies

Unless otherwise noted, all library programs are free, thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

 Library Hours

The library is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday.

Puzzle and Game Donation Day

Donations of gently used puzzles and games will be accepted at the back door of the library on Sat., November 7. Curb service will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face masks required. We are unable to accept any other donations of books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, or records at this time.

Holiday Appetizers – Virtual Cooking Class

Visit our Facebook page @smfpl to see Chef Catherine, owner of Western Reserve School of Cooking, lead a live virtual Holiday Appetizers demo on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. Chef Catherine St. John will show you how to make three different appetizers that will impress your friends and family this holiday season. Learn how to make Smoked Salmon & Herb Cheese Wrapped Asparagus, Goat Cheese Crostini with a Trio of Roasted Peppers, and Shrimp & Avocado Salsa served in Corn Chip Cups. Chef Catherine will also discuss how to put together a spectacular charcuterie board. These virtual classes allow everyone to attend. No registration, no tickets, no waiting lists, and no limits.

Carry-Out Crafts for Kids – Halloween Craft

Pick up a craft to take home on the first and third Fridays this fall, with a special Halloween craft available on October 30 and 31. These craft kits can be picked up at the Drive-Up Window or inside at the Checkout Desk while supplies last. Crafts are intended for ages 2-8. Additional household supplies, such as glue and markers, will be required to complete the crafts.

Recycled Craft STEAM Challenge

Kids ages 11 and under can participate in our Recycled Craft STEAM Challenge. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math, and is an educational philosophy emphasizing critical thinking and innovation. Build something at home using recycled materials, objects found around the house, or items collected outside, and we'll showcase it for everyone to enjoy online. This program is just for fun; no prizes will be awarded. Email your entry to between Oct. 19 and Oct. 31. For more details, visit or call 330-688-3295 ext. 5.

Miss A Program?

Did you miss one of our programs? Just visit our Virtual Program Archive at Videos will be posted for select programs after they air on Facebook. The majority of our programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Library.

Kindergarten Readiness: Home Activity Series

You can prepare your 4- or 5-year-old child for kindergarten success by practicing the necessary skills at home, and Spike’s Place is here to help! Every month, we'll post stories, songs, and tips on our website. Activity kits will be available to pick up while supplies last. These activities will help your child practice skills recommended by the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District. Visit for more information.

Acme Community Cash Back

Please save your Acme receipts again during Acme’s Community Cash Back program. Receipts must be received by Jan. 30, 2021. A collection box is located near the Checkout Desk or they can be put in the book drop. Thank you!

Story Time at Home

Do you miss Story Time? You can still enjoy stories and songs from home every Tuesday at 10 a.m. by visiting To access our full collection, go to, click the Children’s tab and then “Story Time at Home”.

Using Your Library from Home

Health and safety during library visits is our number one priority, but sometimes there’s no place like home. We are working hard to make as many online library services and programs available to you as possible. If you choose to stay at home, know that you have a wealth of resources that are available to you. If you are new to the online experience and need some guidance, we are just a phone call or email away. Call 330-688-3295 ext. 4 or email a librarian at Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For the latest in library services, visit