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.

  • One Day University: Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World

  • Monday,   |  Monday, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Join us for a free virtual lecture!

    Do My Eyes Deceive Me? The Science of How Humans See the World
    presented by Andrew Shatté, University of Arizona

    It is estimated that humans get 80% of their information about the world through their eyes and so the science of vision has fascinated us for centuries. Human vision performs a remarkable feat; it glimpses a 3-D world, represents it as 2-D on the eye, and then uses the brain to reconstruct it as a 3-D perception.

    In this highly energetic session, Dr. Shatté takes you on a whirlwind tour of the journey from eye to brain, using the classic visual illusions to illustrate what we know about how we make sense of our world. What do case studies tell us about our eyes and our brains (like the man who saw the world upside down, the people who can't recognize faces, or those who can't see movement or depth)? Join us as we unpack how humans see the world.

  • Calm Headaches - Part 2 of The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch Series

  • Wednesday,   |  Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL:
  • Kiley Shipp, LMT, SET, presents a 3-part series exploring how massage and body work techniques can help you address common body aches and pains. Attend all three sessions or choose the topics that interest you. Please register.

    Wednesday, July 31 - Calm Headaches

    Explore how mobilizing the cranial bones and soft tissue in the head and neck can minimize headaches and discuss simple lifestyle changes, such as adjusting desk height or modulating the brightness of screens, can play a role in alleviating pain.