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
410-778-3636
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
410-648-5380


 

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
410-639-7162


 

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
410-778-1948

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.


  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - Cookies & Cards

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9890294
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived!

    Featured Project: Valentines

    Show your love for friends, family, and anyone who's special to you by making them a handmade valentine! Enjoy delicious cookies from JoJo Bean's Cookies.

    All supplies will be provided and you are also welcome to bring unique materials to customize your creations. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - Cookies & Cards

  • Monday,   |  3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10274302
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived!

    Featured Project: Valentines

    Show your love for friends, family, and anyone who's special to you by making them a handmade valentine! Enjoy delicious cookies from JoJo Bean's Cookies.

    All supplies will be provided and you are also welcome to bring unique materials to customize your creations. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • Picture Book Valentines

  • Wednesday,   |  3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9926362
  • We've turned some of our favorite stories into crafts full of love!

    Share your love of picture books and create a unique Valentine for someone special.

    All ages welcome.

  • Bird Feeder Making

  • Wednesday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4106397162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10218925
  • Make a simple bird feeder to attract the winter birds to your yard.

    All ages welcome at this family event.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - Cookies & Cards

  • Thursday,   |  3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10274316
  • Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity. Join us to try your hand at something new and leave a little happier than you arrived!

    Featured Project: Valentines

    Show your love for friends, family, and anyone who's special to you by making them a handmade valentine! Enjoy delicious cookies from JoJo Bean's Cookies.

    All supplies will be provided and you are also welcome to bring unique materials to customize your creations. Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • The Page Turners

  • Friday,   |  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N. Main Street, Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4106397162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10218761
  • The Page Turners meet at the Rock Hall branch the 2nd Friday of the month. This group reads a mixture of fiction and nonfiction and discussions. New attendees are always welcome.

    This month, the Page Turners will be discussing The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.

  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Making Fudge!

  • Friday,   |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4106485380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9926391
  • Let's make fudge! Join us for a special chocolatey treat at the library.

    Ages 13-17

    Space is limited. Please register!

    Pizza and Make a Thing is a program series for teens where we eat pizza and make a thing.

  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Making Fudge!

  • Saturday,   |  1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9926425
  • Let's make fudge! Join us for a special chocolatey treat at the library.

    Ages 13-17

    Space is limited. Please register!

    Pizza and Make a Thing is a program series for teens where we eat pizza and make a thing.

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

  • Monday,   |  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10257251
  • Join us at Sumner Hall for a community celebration of African-American authors!

    The National African-American Read-In is the nation’s oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.

    This interactive, multigenerational program that will celebrate black authors, literacy, reading, and diversity in literature through readings from a wide variety of authors shared by members of the community. You can come just to listen or plan to step up to the mic and take part as a reader.

  • Bird Feeder Making

  • Thursday,   |  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4106485380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10219190
  • Make a simple bird feeder to attract the winter birds to your yard.

    All ages welcome at this family event.

  • Snack Around the World Club: Try snacks from around the globe!

  • Friday,   |  3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9904326
  • Have you ever wondered what kids around the world snack on?

    Join us to find out – and to try a variety of snacks!

    At this global snacking showdown we'll explore treats, share fun facts, and bring the rest of the world closer to home one tasty bite at a time.

    Please note: Due to the nature of this program, certain foods may contain allergens. All package labels will be available during the program and you are encouraged to check them out in order to be sure the snacks are safe for children you bring to the event.

    Ages 5+

    Please register.

  • Early Birds & Ducks in Water: An Intro to Birding & Avian Research

  • Saturday,   |  11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 4107783636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/10056642
  • Maren Gimpel, Field Ecologist and Outreach Coordinator at Foreman's Branch Bird Observatory, shares the basics of backyard birding and answers your bird-related questions!

    You'll leave this program ready to explore your own backyard (just in time for the Great Backyard Bird Count, which takes place Feb 17-20) and with lots of new information, including FBBO's latest avian research, helpful resources for birders, and more.