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.


  • May the Fourth Be With You- Star Wars Day!

  • Thursday,   |  4pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • May the Fourth be with you as you get creative with Star Wars crafts and enjoy the company of other fans.

    Costumes optional, but welcome!

  • Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • In partnership with Museum on Main Street's "The Way We Worked" exhibition, Tom McHugh, Director Emeritus of The Mainstay in Rock Hall, and Ron Fithian, Rock Hall Town Manager, will show segments of their award-winning project: Those Were the Days: The Golden Age of Rock Hall Watermen. This project features the amazing life of watermen, the Bay's wondrous ability to sustain economic life, and the folktales and stories that accompanied this valued work, this way of life. Eighteen interviews were conducted with watermen and women who worked the water between 1945 and 1972 when Hurricane Agnes

  • Acclaimed Novelist Roxana Robinson Visits KCPL

  • Friday,   |  5:30pm
  • Location: 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Spend an evening with acclaimed novelist Roxana Robinson! At open catered reception at 5:30 will be followed by a talk at 6:45. Free tickets for the talk are available on a first come, first served basis. Please call 410.778.3636 to reserve your ticket. This event is made possible by generous support from the Friends of the Kent County Public Library.

    Roxana Robinson Bio
    Known for exploring the complexity of familial bonds and fault lines, Roxana Robinson is the author of five novels: Sparta (2013), Cost (2009), Sweetwater (2003), This is My Daughter (1998), and Summer Light (1987). Cost

  • Happiness Hour: Creative Time for Grown-Ups

  • Wednesday,   |  6pm
  • Location: Main Meeting Room, 408 High Street
  • Contact: Kent County Public Library
  • Phone: 410-778-3636
  • URL: www.kentcountylibrary.org/events/calendar.php
  • Happiness Hour is a time to explore your powers of creativity! Featured project: Folded Book Art. Supplies for coloring will be available, too. You are also welcome to bring your own creative projects - knitting, drawing, embroidery, and other easily-portable activities all work well at Happiness Hour. Swap ideas, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived. Please register.