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.


  • Love Maps: Knowing your Partner's Inner World - One Maryland One Book

  • Saturday,   |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9319797
  • The 2022 One Maryland One Book, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster, features fraught relationships that allow the reader to explore the depth and complexities of love.

    "Love Maps" is an opportunity to explore your relationships with significant others and learn ways to make them less fraught and more loving and supportive.

    Through this expert-led workshop, couples and singles will learn about the three most important areas of knowledge when embarking on (and maintaining!) a long term relationship: 1) relationship expectations, 2) core beliefs, and 3) family background experience.

  • StoryWalk® - Everywhere Wonder

  • Saturday,   |  Any Time
  • This event runs October 1 to October 30
  • Location: Galena Town Park and Rock Hall Civic Center - 119 Main Street, Galena and 21292 Civic Center Rd., Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9579907
  • KCPL is delighted to be bringing StoryWalk® to Galena and Rock Hall this month!

    Visit the Galena Town Park and the Rock Hall Civic Center to combine exercise with literacy as you walk the path and read Everywhere Wonder by Matthew Swanson, illustrated by Robbi Behr.

    When you visit the StoryWalk®, stop by the North County Branch or Rock Hall Branch to say hello, tell us about your experience reading Everywhere Wonder, and pick up more books to read, too!

  • Storytime Resumes!

  • Tuesday,   |  10 :00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9630406
  • Join us for books and fun! Preschool Storytime runs from 10 AM to 11 AM on Tuesdays, and Baby and Toddler Storytime runs from 11 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays.

  • StoryWalk® Storytime at Galena Town Park

  • Thursday,   |  10 AM - 11 AM
  • Location: Galena Town Park - 119 Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9655916
  • Join us at the Galena Town park for a special StoryWalk® storytime!

    Enjoy a casual stroll in the park as we read a story of wonder and enjoy a morning in nature. The StoryWalk® features Everywhere Wonder by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, a local author and illustrator duo!

    The StoryWalk® installation will be available at Galena Town Park for the month of October, so you can re-visit and re-read as much as you'd like!

  • Storytime Resumes!

  • Thursday,   |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9657343
  • Join us for books, rhymes, music, and movement!

    This interactive program helps adults and little ones connect while introducing early literacy skills.

    Ages 0 to 2

    Baby and Toddler Storytime runs from 11 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays.

  • StoryWalk® Storytime at Rock Hall Civic Center

  • Friday,   |  4 PM - 5 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Civic Center - 21292 Civic Center Rd., Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9656001
  • Join us at the Rock Hall Civic Center for a special StoryWalk® storytime!

    Enjoy a casual stroll in the park as we read a story of wonder and enjoy an afternoon in nature. The StoryWalk® features Everywhere, Wonder by Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr, a local author and illustrator duo!

    The StoryWalk® installation will be available for the month of October, so you can re-visit and re-read as much as you'd like!

  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms

  • Friday,   |  4 PM - 5 PM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9630479
  • Craft and create your very own spooky charm!

    Into vampires? Prefer zombies? Mad science in your future? We'll have supplies for making all sorts of spooky swag for the season.

    And, of course, there will be pizza!

    Ages 13-17

    Space is limited. Please register!

  • Pizza & Make a Thing: Spooky Charms

  • Saturday,   |  1 PM - 2 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9355968
  • Craft and create your very own spooky charm!

    Into vampires? Prefer zombies? Mad science in your future? We'll have supplies for making all sorts of spooky swag for the season.

    And, of course, there will be pizza!

    Ages 13-17

    Space is limited. Please register!

  • One Maryland One Book - Book Discussion: What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

  • Tuesday,   |  3 PM - 4 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9319692
  • Join us for a discussion of the 2022 One Maryland One Book selection, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

    Free copies of the book are available at all KCPL locations while supplies last. The book is also available for checkout.

    Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

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

  • Wednesday,   |  3 PM - 4 PM
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street, Chestertown
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9356086
  • 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.

  • Decorate It: Chocolate Pretzels

  • Thursday,   |  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: North County Branch - 119 N Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9655603
  • Adults, this delicious treat of a program is just for you!

    Using a variety of chocolates, candies, and other yummy decorations, you'll make your very own spooky, festive pretzel creations!

    Please note: Due to the nature of this program, food allergens might be present in some of the ingredients used for this program. If you have questions or concerns, please call 410.648.5380 for more information.

    Ages 18+

    Please register.

  • One Maryland One Book - Book Discussion: What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster

  • Wednesday,   |  3 PM - 4 PM
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5746 N Main St., Rock Hall
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/9319616
  • Join us for a discussion of the 2022 One Maryland One Book selection, What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster.

    Free copies of the book are available at all KCPL locations while supplies last. The book is also available for checkout.

    Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.