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.

  • Life After the Book Deal: Publishing & Marketing Your Book

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 am
  • This event runs February 1 to February 1
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 420-788-3636
  • URL:
  • What happens after you win that fancy book prize and sign your publishing contract? Poet and editor Lindsay Lusby will be talking about the wildly fulfilling (but thoroughly exhausting) process of producing and marketing a book.

    This will be an interactive discussion, so make sure to bring your burning questions about book publishing and marketing! 

  • Kids Valentine's Day Crafts

  • Wednesday,   |  3:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Feeling the love? Come make a special project to brighten someone's day. Ages 5+

  • Handmade Valentines - Creative Time for Grown-Ups

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Whether your aesthetic is sophisticated, silly, or sweet, this is your opportunity to create truly unique one-of-a-kind valentines for the special people in your life.

    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!

    All supplies will be provided, though you are welcome to bring favorite quotations or other inspiration.  Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • Sixth Annual Garden Seed Swap

  • Saturday,   |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • This event runs February 15 to February 15
  • Location: Chestertown Branch, Main Meeting Room - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 202-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Presented in partnership with University of Maryland Extension, Kent County, and facilitated by local Master Gardeners, the Seed Swap is a celebration of gardening and growing flowers and vegetables.

    If you didn't save seeds last year, you are still welcome to attend.  You do NOT have to bring seeds in order to receive seeds!  If you are bringing seeds, please be sure that they are labeled with the plant’s name and any other helpful information so that other swappers to know what they are getting.

  • Kent County's 2020 African American Read-In

  • Tuesday,   |  5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Sumner Hall - 206 S. Queen Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • This interactive, multigenerational program will celebrate black authors, literacy, reading, and diversity in literature.  You can come just to listen or take part as a reader.

    5:00 hour - Stories for children and the young at heart.  All ages welcome. 

    6:00 hour - Readings from young adult and adult literature.  Mature themes may be included.

    Readers are welcome to bring their own selection that resonates on a personal level. Please keep it brief, and practice.

    Co-sponsored by Sumner Hall, Washington College Department of Education & Black Studies Program, and Kent County Public Library.