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Photo provided by Wendy Mitzel

Mr. Joe Grimard and the kids from the Steampunk Mystery program are pictured in the Pinney Gallery.

For more information or to register for a program, please stop by or call the library at 860-668-3896 or go online to Follow us on Facebook. All programs are free.

Kent Memorial Library thrived this summer as our reading programs, contests and events brought in a record number of participants in many areas.

More than 300 adults registered for Tails & Tales, submitted raffle tickets to win one of 21 raffle baskets and checked out 2,119 physical books

Grandparents, nannies, parents and older siblings brought in young readers to spend afternoons cuddled in chairs and browsing bookshelves. The children’s department signed up 246 kids and 148 teens for summer reading and circulated 5,814 items!

Upcoming Programs

Suffield Roots

The library’s historical room will be open to the public every Thursday night at 5:30-6:30pm. Want to know more about your house? Do you have ancestors in Suffield? Sign up on our website to book time with a volunteer from the Historical Society to begin research in our archives. Can’t make it on a Thursday night? Contact the library for options.

Tuesday Sessions for Social Services

Check out Suffield’s social services with Pat Beeman, M.S.W., who can help navigate assistance programs, Medicare & Medicaid, SNAP benefits, Social Security, Housing, Disability Resources and so much more. This program is in collaboration with Suffield Community Aid. Please register online for a 30-minute, free session on September 21, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Books & Beyond with Alka Joshi, author of The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.
Join us for a second appearance of Alka Joshi to discuss her second book on October 14 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Please register.


StoryTime with Miss Wendy

Join Miss Wendy for stories, crafts and activities during this 45-minute Story Time! This six-week series is for children ages 2-5 and is offered on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. We’ll be outside, so bring a blanket! Registration required.

RhymeTime with Miss Wendy

Dance, play instruments and sing along during our weekly Friday Rhyme Time for infants and toddlers. We’ll be outside from 10:30 -11 a.m. so bring a blanket to sit on. Drop-ins welcome.


Dungeons & Dragons

Play our Fall Campaign during our weekly Wednesday meetings at KML from 4-5:30 p.m. Please register online. Grades 5-9 welcome!

Teen Library Council

Join the TLC on Tuesday, September 7 at 3:30 p.m. to make dog treat handouts to promote KML. If you haven’t joined the TLC, this is a great time to check it out. The TLC is for grades 5-12. Members create displays, plan events, suggest books and act as ambassadors for the library.
Please contact or call 860-668-3896 for more information about programs. Thanks to the Friends of Kent Memorial Library for their continued support.

TinkerCrate Club

Make STEM projects with friends, led by high school student Connor. TCC meets the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 in the Gallery. Limited to five participants for teens grades 5-8. Please register online.

Sarah’s Escape Rooms

Join SHS student Sarah on September 22 at 7 p.m. to see if you can figure out her latest Digital Escape Room! Teens in grades 6-12 must register to receive a Zoom link that day, with extra instructions on how to use the Google Form of riddles and clues that participants need to answer correctly in order to advance and complete the activity.

Anyone who registers and participates will get one ticket for a gift card raffle for $25 to Target or two extra prizes.

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