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.


  • All Ages After-Hours Board Game Night

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 5:00 - 7 PM
  • This event runs September 21 to September 21
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Kent County Public Library and the Chestertown Recreation Commission are joining forces to present another Board Game Night!

    How does Board Game Night work? It's pretty simple - you choose a game, find some players, and play!

    There will be a variety of games available ranging from Count Your Chickens, Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game, and the Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game for young children to Munchkin Deluxe, Codenames, Dixit, and Forbidden Island for adults and teens. You are also welcome to bring a favorite game you’d like to introduce to other players.

    In addition to playing board games, we'd love to talk about gaming, too! If you're curious about role playing games or interested in gaming mechanics, this is the place to strike up a conversation with other gamers.

    All ages are welcome – kids, teens, and adults!

  • DID YOU HEAR THAT? Learning to Listen through Sound Play, Soundscapes, and Stories

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 9:30 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • KCPL is hosting a special workshop for any early childhood professionals interested in using sound explorations in their classrooms or programming.
    Mary Gresock, a master teaching artist from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, will be leading the workshop:

    DID YOU HEAR THAT? Learning to Listen through Sound Play, Soundscapes, and Stories.

    â–²Early STEM/Arts

    What was that sound? Creative sound exploration can become an effective way to strengthen critical listening skills, concentration, and self-regulation with young children. Engage in sound games and experiment with playful creations in sound science designed to motivate little ears to open up, listen, and learn. Practice habits of mind through the discovery process, language and literacy skills, and identify the shared common vocabulary of music and science. Includes handout.
    Goal: To assist participants in developing strategies that promote critical listening and focus skills and to practice the scientific method though creative, child-centered sound exploration.

  • 3Doodler Art Workshop for Adults

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • This event runs September 26 to September 26
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED.This workshop is for adults.
    Everytime we've had a kids' 3Doodler program, we've gotten a lot of questions from grownups who are curious about drawing in 3D. This is your chance to give it a try!

    A 3Doodler pen allows you to draw in three dimensional space with a special plastic that hardens in seconds once melted.

    Let your imagination come alive!

    Participation in this workshop is limited, so sign up early!

  • Preschool Storytime: Visit with the Tooth Fairy's Helper!- North County branch

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, 10:30 am
  • This event runs September 27 to September 27
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD.
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library- North County branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The “Tooth Fairy’s Helper” will be making a special appearance to share a message about oral health. She will dazzle with song and dance along with the help of puppets and marionettes. Each child in attendance will receive a FREE Tooth Fairy Helper Kit which includes a children’s toothbrush, tooth paste, flossers, coloring/activity page and dental health/nutrition brochure.
    Ages 2 to 5.

  • Literature with Lunch Book Group - One Maryland One Book

  • Thursday,   |  Thursday, Noon
  • This event runs September 27 to September 27
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • The Literature with Lunch Book Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Chestertown branch. Bring your lunch. Dessert provided. New members are always welcomed.

    In September, Literature with Lunch will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
    To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-778-3636.
    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • The Innocence Project: Exoneree Michael Austin- One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • This event runs September 29 to September 29
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Exoneree Michael Austin shares his journey to finding forgiveness after 27 years wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for a crime he did not commit.

    Michael Austin was at work, with co-workers and time cards to prove it, when a robbery and murder were committed in East Baltimore. Based on the testimony of a single eye-witness, he was convicted by a jury and sentenced to life plus 15 years on May 5, 1975. In 2001, after years of working with Centurion Ministries, a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to seeking prison release for the innocent, he was released from prison and, in 2003, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr., granted him a full pardon.

    Through music, therapy, and determination, Michael was able to transition back into society as a free man and find a way forward. Today, he is a successful singer/songwriter/musician and the founder of In This Together Development Inc., a 501cE nonprofit dedicated to serving underprivileged youth in Baltimore through mentorship, connecting young people with music, and community outreach.

    The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

  • Innocence Project: Exonoree Michael Austin - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 11 am
  • This event runs September 29 to September 29
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Exoneree Michael Austin shares his journey to finding forgiveness after 27 years wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for a crime he did not commit.

    Michael Austin was at work, with co-workers and time cards to prove it, when a robbery and murder were committed in East Baltimore. Based on the testimony of a single eye-witness, he was convicted by a jury and sentenced to life plus 15 years on May 5, 1975. In 2001, after years of working with Centurion Ministries, a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to seeking prison release for the innocent, he was released from prison and, in 2003, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, Jr., granted him a full pardon.

    Through music, therapy, and determination, Michael was able to transition back into society as a free man and find a way forward. Today, he is a successful singer/songwriter/musician and the founder of In This Together Development Inc., a 501cE nonprofit dedicated to serving underprivileged youth in Baltimore through mentorship, connecting young people with music, and community outreach.

    The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

  • Pageturners - One Maryland One Book

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 1 pm
  • This event runs October 12 to October 12
  • Location: Municipal Building, 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall Branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Pageturners Book Group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Rock Hall branch. New members are always welcomed.

    In October, the Pageturners will be participating in One Maryland One Book, a statewide community reading project, with a discussion of Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA Evidence by Tim Junkin.
    To request a copy of the book or for more information about the group, please call 410-639-7162.
    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

  • Eye-Witness to the Criminal Justice System - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday, 10 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Explore the difficulties inherent to eye-witness testimony and its impact on the criminal justice system with Bridget Lowrie, J.D.

    One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.

    https://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book/2018-one-maryland-one-book/