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Kent State to Celebrate Constitution Day with a Public Reading

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Kent State University Libraries will celebrate Constitution Day with a public reading of two of the nation’s founding documents, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, on Monday, Sept. 18, at noon in front of the University Library on Risman Plaza. In case of rain, the event will take place in the library’s first floor Garden Room. Everyone is welcome to participate as a reader or attendee to recognize the formation and adoption of the Constitution. Pocket editions of the Constitution will be provided to attendees. This event is free and open to the public.             

The patriotic event will open with a color guard presentation by members of Kent State’s Army/Air Force ROTC and the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will be read in their entirety by Kent State students, faculty and staff and members of the general public. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. At the conclusion of the reading, cake and refreshments will be served while quantities last.

Visitor parking is recommended in the Kent Student Center Visitor’s Lot, located in front of the Kent Student Center on Summit Street. 

To volunteer as a reader or for more information about the Constitution Day Celebration hosted by Kent State University Libraries, visit or contact Cynthia Williams at