Origami at the Library



Learning Origami at the library was such a blast! We made all kinds of fun shapes and pieces such as our new hats. Mr. Jon and Ms. Gerri guided us through each step and we went home with awesome origami creations to show all of our friends.

We love Kenmore Branch Library! 


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Upcoming Events


Wondering what’s happening at Kenmore Branch Library? 

Check out our programs page to stay updated! 



Magician Gordon Russ


Laughter and fascination filled the walls of Kenmore Branch Library today as magician Gordon Russ entertained families with his tricks. The kids had such a great time participating in the tricks! 

Missed the magic? Be sure to come to our next family program! It’s sure to make you smile. 

Thursday, July 9, 1 pm: Mr. Puppet – Mr. Puppet brings tons of laughs, puppets, and fun for all ages. Enjoy marionettes, hand puppets, and ventriloquism in this entertaining show. 




Superhero Party!


If you could be a superhero, what super power would you have? 

This is the question many of our wonderful patrons answered on Tuesday, June 23rd at our superhero party. With the help of our librarian Gerri Bowen, our patrons found the superhero within themselves as they created costumes and put their powers to the test with activities. 

Check out some of our super hero’s here . . . and make sure to come to our next school age program:

Learn Origami at the Library – Tuesday, June 30 from 1 – 2:30 pm: The Ohio Paper Folders will be on hand to teach kids and teens ages 8-18 the art of Origami. You must register for the program by calling 330-745-6126.



Teen Comic Make & Take


Hey Teens!

Come to the library through Saturday, June  27 and make your own comic book magnet . . . they’re SUPER fun to make! 





Our Book Displays



Come see some of the book displays our staff at Kenmore has made, and come get some awesome books checked out to get you through the summer! 


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Super Readers Wanted!


 Is your child a Super Reader?

Celebrate books and our summer reading program Mind, Body, and Sole this summer by uploading a photo of your youngster holding his or her favorite book. We’ll upload their photo on the blog with a caption underneath about why they love the book. 

Submit photos to nhindi@akronlibrary.org

Happy Reading!



The Bubble Lady



What fun it was having the Bubble Lady at our branch today! She made all kinds of wacky shapes and sizes with her bubbles – some were even large enough to cover kids and adults alike! Thank you to the bubble lady for filling our meeting room with laughter, we loved having you here!

Missed the bubble lady? Make sure to check out these photos of the event, and mark your calendar for magician Gordon Russ, who will be joining us on Thursday, June 25 at 1 pm. 






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Superhero Terrariums



We had SO much fun today during our teen program making Superhero Terrariums. The teens created beautiful indoor garden creations using our superhero figurines, plants, dirt, and rocks. We’ve been having a blast doing all sorts of superhero activities for Mind. Body, and Sole. Sign-Ups for our summer reading program are still available, so come get signed up, and be sure to come to Kenmore Library June 22-27 to make your own comic book magnet. 




Our New Mind, Body & Sole Display



Check out our new display for our summer reading program Mind, Body, & Sole! Come to the library, get signed up, and find your favorite superhero. This display was made by PSA Noor Hindi, PSA Clay Chabola, and student assistant Sam Wright. We love making great displays for our programs! 


Here’s some information about Mind, Body & Sole . . . 


It’s back! Mind, Body, & Sole has officially returned for its fourth season and it’s better than ever! Read the instructions listed below and click here to watch the video on our Akron Library page so that you can learn a bit more about our physical and mental challenge to you.

Think you can handle it??

How the program works:


1. Fill out a registration card at your library.

2. Read 30 minutes today. Check off the data on your reading log. You will win a prize, or be entered into a prize drawing, at each of these reading milestones: 10 days, 26 days, 40 days, 50 days, 60 days, 70 days, and 80+ days.

3. Choose to be active also! Run/walk 26 miles (52,000 pedometer steps), record your accomplishment on your exercise log, AND read 26 days and you will receive a Mind, Body & Soul T-shirt. Fill out the entry form at the bottom of your exercise log to also be entered into our end-of-summer Grand Prize Drawing to be held at the Library’s 140th Anniversary Celebration on September 13. (If a pedometer cannot record your movement activity, log 1/2 hour of activity as one mile.)


Have fun!