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.


  • Family Trivia Night

  • Friday,   |  5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/calendar/KCPLEvents/
  • Does your family have a geek, jock, bookworm, and/or cinephile? Family trivia night is a visual, audio, and mental competition that is fun for all. Not your average trivia challenge. Gift certificates awarded to winners. Refreshments included. Please register your team of 2-6 players with the Kent County Public Library.  Ages 8+. This is a joint program by KCPL and the Chestertown Recreation Commission.

  • Toy Train and Model Railroad Exhibit

  • Saturday,   |  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5950214
  • If you’re nostalgic for toy trains or mesmerized by model railroads, be sure to mark your calendar for Kent County Public Library’s 7th Annual Toy Train & Model Railroad Expo!

    Bob and David Singer will be displaying their magnificent operating layouts featuring tinplate trains from bygone eras. 

    Train enthusiasts of all ages are welcome.  This event is free and open to everyone.

  • North County Evening Book Group

  • Monday,   |  6:30 pm
  • Location: 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena, MD
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, North County branch
  • Phone: 410-648-5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5335295
  • New members are always welcome!

    The December selection is The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. Publisher's description: In 1942 Paris, architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money--and maybe get him killed. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge

  • Mindful Start - Yoga for Kids

  • Thursday,   |  11 am
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5954498
  • Mindful Start kids yoga is its own specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class, that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Our classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time. Mindful Start is -- most of all -- FUN!

    Ages 0-4 with parent. 

    No special equipment is needed.

  • Gingerbread Houses: Build and Decorate

  • Friday,   |  4:30 pm
  • Location: North County Branch - 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410.648.5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5640116
  • Gumdrops, candy canes, and frosting await as we build gingerbread houses at the library.  

    All Ages.

    Registration Required.

    NORTH COUNTY â—† Friday, Dec. 6 â—† 4:30pm
    ROCK HALL â—† Wednesday, Dec. 11 â—† 3pm CHESTERTOWN â—† Wednesday, Dec. 11 â—† 5:30pm

  • Mindful Start: Yoga for Kids

  • Friday,   |  Fridays at 11am
  • Location: North County Branch - 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5954503
  • Kids yoga is its own, specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Our classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time. Most of all, it is FUN!

    Ages 0-4 with parent. 

    FREE. No registration or special equipment is needed.

  • Gingerbread House: Build and Decorate

  • Wednesday,   |  3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Rock Hall Branch - 5585 Main Street (Rock Hall Municipal Building)
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410.639.7162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5640235
  • Gumdrops, candy canes, and frosting await as we build gingerbread houses at the library.  

    All Ages.

    Registration Required.

    NORTH COUNTY â—† Friday, Dec. 6 â—† 4:30pm
    ROCK HALL â—† Wednesday, Dec. 11 â—† 3pm
    CHESTERTOWN â—† Wednesday, Dec. 11 â—† 5:30pm

  • Gingerbread House: Build and Decorate

  • Wednesday,   |  5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5640238
  • Gumdrops, candy canes, and frosting await as we build gingerbread houses at the library.  

    All Ages.

    Registration Required.

    NORTH COUNTY â—† Friday, Dec. 6 â—† 4:30pm
    ROCK HALL â—† Wednesday, Dec. 11 â—† 3pm
    CHESTERTOWN â—† Wednesday, Dec. 11 â—† 5:30pm

  • Mindful Start - Yoga for Kids

  • Thursday,   |  11:00 am
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5954499
  • Kids yoga is its own, specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Our classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time. Most of all, it is FUN!

    Ages 0-4 with parent. 

    FREE. No registration or special equipment is needed.

  • Mindful Start - Yoga for Kids

  • Friday,   |  11 am
  • Location: North County Branch - 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5954504
  • Stav Pinder’s kids yoga is its own, specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time. Most of all, it is FUN!

    Ages 0-4 with parent. 

    FREE. No registration or special equipment is needed.

  • The Page Turners Book Group

  • Friday,   |  Friday, 1 - 2 pm
  • Location: 5585 Main Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library, Rock Hall branch
  • Phone: 410-639-7162
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5326953
  • New participants are always welcome.

    This month's discussion is on A Christmas Return by Anne Perry.

    As Charlotte Pitt's grandmother, Mariah Ellison, finds herself investigating a long-unsolved slaying, it becomes clear that grappling with intrigue and foul play runs in the family. A festive Christmas package left on Mariah's doorstep contains an ominous present, sparking memories of a twenty-year-old murder that shattered her friendship with the victim's widow.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - Creative New Year's Resolutions

  • Saturday,   |  10:30 am - 12:00 noon
  • Location: North County Branch - 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410.648.5380
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/6067616
  • 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!

    Featured Project:  One Word (or maybe two) - A Creative Approach to New Year's Resolutions

    You’ll take away:
    • a word or theme for 2020
    • a creative collage or other visual representations of your theme
    • inspiration to carry you into the new decade

    Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups - Creative New Year's Resolutions

  • Wednesday,   |  6:00 - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/6066082
  • 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!

    Featured Project:  One Word (or maybe two) - A Creative Approach to New Year's Resolutions

    You’ll take away:
    • a word or theme for 2020
    • a creative collage or other visual representations of your theme
    • inspiration to carry you into the new decade

    Space is limited and registration is required for this FREE program.

  • Mindful Start - Yoga for Kids

  • Thursday,   |  11:00 am
  • Location: Chestertown Branch - 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5954500
  • Kids yoga is its own, specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Our classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time. Most of all, it is FUN!

    Ages 0-4 with parent. 

    FREE. No registration or special equipment is needed.

  • Mindful Start - Yoga for Kids

  • Friday,   |  11 am
  • Location: North County Branch - 111-B1 N. Main Street, Galena
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: https://kent-md.libcal.com/event/5954505
  • Stav Pinder’s kids yoga is its own, specialized, healthy activity and mind-body movement class that teaches mindfulness, breathing, sharing, and self-regulation. Mindful Start classes are playful, silly, and active. Classes include kid-friendly yoga poses, creative warm-ups and check-ins, focus activities, Social Emotional Learning, and relaxing rest time. Most of all, it is FUN!

    Ages 0-4 with parent. 

    FREE. No registration or special equipment is needed.