The Kent Free Library dates back to 1902 and was founded on a donation from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, but a recent addition gives the library all the technological advances expected of a modern facility.
Finished in 2005, a new three-story addition tripled the size of the existing library. Amenities include a conference room available to the community, a second-floor children's wing and a dedicated senior reading room.
The Kent Free Library offers a number of free programs for residents and card holders, including a job search program.
- Hours: Mon - Thu, 10am - 8pm; Fri, Sat, 10am - 6pm; Sun, 1pm - 5pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1902
- Parking: Free lot
- Size of collection: 220,000
- Specialties: History of Kent
- Services: Audiobooks, Movies, Music CDs, Resources for job seekers
- Internet use policy: Free to public; must have a library card or guest pass
- Programs/classes: Computer classes, story hour, book discussion group
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Private events: Yes