Kent County Public Library


Mission Statement

Kent County Public Library should be the cornerstone of the community where children and adults can experience life-long learning, personal enrichment, and connection with one another.

The library provides a welcoming environment with a knowledgeable staff, robust resources, access to emerging technologies, and innovative services and programs.

Vision Statement

Kent County Public Library is the premier place to experience the joy of reading, the discovery of ideas, the power of information, the excitement of collaboration, and the reward of social interaction and it is recognized as such by the community.


Visit the official Kent County Public Library Website


Chestertown Branch

408 High Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
410-778-6756 (fax)


Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday closed

North County Branch

111-B1 N. Main Street
Galena, Maryland 21635


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday closed

Rock Hall Branch

5585 Main Street
Rock Hall Municipal Building
Rock Hall, Maryland 21661


Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday closed

Kent County Community Center Computer Facility

11041 Worton Road

Worton, Maryland 21678

This location is not a full-service branch, but has computers and laptops available for public use.

Hours of Operation:
May 1st through October 31st:
Monday through Saturday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday closed

November 1st through April 30th:
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday closed






Kent County Public Library Events

For a full listing of Kent County Public Library programs, please visit the library's website.

  • Opening Reception: Kent Coastal Clean-up Projects- "Trash Art" Exhibit

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday 5 - 7pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Drop by to enjoy a celebration of art, science, and the creative environmental work being done by local students!

    The "Trash Art" sculptures made by 5th grade students who participated in the Sassafras Environmental Education Center's Coastal Clean-Up project will be on display January 17th-31st.

  • How to Edit Your Manuscript (and Enjoy the Process)

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday 10am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Wendy Eckel, award-winning author of the Rosalie Hart mystery series, shares how to take your manuscript from first draft to fantastic.

    Writers of all styles, genres, and levels are welcome. Questions encouraged!

    Free and open to all.

    This program is part of KCPL's series for writers.

  • Movie Night at the Library

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Home Again
    2017 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2 hours
    Recently separated from her husband, Alice Kinney decides to start over by moving back to Los Angeles with her two daughters. While celebrating her 40th birthday, Alice meets Harry, George and Teddy, three young filmmakers who need a place to live. Complications soon arise when she agrees to let the men stay in her guesthouse temporarily. As Alice develops a budding romance with Harry, her newfound happiness comes crashing down when her ex shows up with a suitcase in his hand.

  • African-American Read-In: A Community Celebration of African-American Authors

  • Saturday,   |  10am
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library - Chestertown Branch
  • Phone: 410.778.3636
  • URL:
  • Join us for a community celebration of African-American authors! All ages are welcome.

    Presented in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English.