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.


  • Mindful Journaling

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Mindful Journaling:
    A Interactive Writing Workshops with Krystal McGinnis
    First of two sessions.
    This session 's theme is resilience.
    Each session will include writing prompts and creative activities, plus resources to inspire continued journaling on your own.

    Free workshop! Space is limited.
    Please Register.

  • Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee - An Evening with Author Casey Cep

  • Saturday,   |  Saturday 5:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org
  • Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell’s murderer was acquitted–thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.

    Author Harper Lee was fascinated by this true-crime tale unfolding in her native Alabama and spent years working on writing her own version of the case, but that book was never finished.

    Now debut author Casey Cep has brought the story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. Her newly published book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, also offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country’s most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

    On Saturday, June 1, Casey Cep will speak about the “beautiful, sobering, and sometimes chilling” story at Kent County Public Library’s Chestertown Branch.

    The talk will be followed by a catered reception and book signing. A limited number of copies of Ms. Cep’s book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, will be available for purchase.

    Space is limited. Registration is required.

    This event is made possible due to the generosity of the Friends of Kent County Public Library. For more information about the Friends, visit friendsofthekcpl.org