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Library offers school recess fun April 15-20


KENT—Kent Center School will be on vacation April 15-19 and the Kent Memorial Library, 32 North Main St. will offer antidotes to the “Mom, I’m bored” refrains.

On April 15, at 1 p.m., it will offer an All-ages Movie Matinee of “Wish.” Youngsters can bring a lunch and enjoy the new release. This is not a drop-off program for children younger than 12. Registration is requested. 

April 16, 1 to 3 p.m. there will be LEGO Free Play. Drop-ins are welcome. This event is for children of all ages but it is not a drop off for kids younger than 12. 

April 17 at 4 p.m. it’s Paint-a-Poem. It’s National Poetry Month so join the library staff in the Junior Room for a celebration of poetry and art. Bring a poem that inspires you or choose from the library’s selection.

Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but, again, it is not a drop off for kids under 12. Registration is required no later than April 15 so enough supplies can be ensured. 

Thursday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m. it’s Let’s Compost! Come to the Junior Room for this program with special guest presenter Carol Franken Ed.D. from the Kent Conservation Commission. The program will explore the process of turning food scraps into compost. 

Children in Grades Pre-K through 4 will observe decomposition changes and learn about the advantages of keeping food scraps out of the waste stream. Kent’s current “Save As you Throw” HRRA project at the Kent Transfer Station will also be introduced. There will be a read-aloud and participants will go home with plants grown with compost. 

Also on April 18, 2 to 5 p.m., teens aged 13 and older can enjoy a Tabletop Game Afternoon. Bring some friends or come solo for an afternoon of games in the Reading Room. There will be snacks. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated. 

April 19 at 3:30 p.m. it’s “Tween” time when pre-teens are invited to bring an article of clothing or other fabric item that they would like to tie-dye. Grades 5 and up are welcome to join. 

And finally, on April 20 at 11 a.m. children of all ages are invited to make DIY Flower Pop-Up Cards. Drop-ins are welcome, registration appreciated. 

Call 860-927-3761 or email the Junior Room to register.

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