the joy of reading, the discovery of ideas, the power of information
Featured Events

Live Happy! 
Stay Curious! 
Find Fulfillment!
Exploring the Potential of Life Coaching
Wednesday, March 14  |  6pm
Chestertown Branch

Are you struggling to understand what's holding you back from achieving your goals? Are you facing a transition and need clarity to determine what steps to take? Do you feel there's something missing from your life?

This program is an opportunity to begin to answer these and other life-changing questions! 

Certified Professional Life Coach  Santa Barbaro Oldham presents a dynamic introduction to the life coaching process.

Join us to explore your unique road to success through interactive exercises that incorporate strategic questioning, active goal setting, and identifying your personal barriers.  Learn how life coaching can help you live more joyfully, feel more satisfied, and understand yourself better.

Santa Barbaro Oldham is the Principal of Assistance In Action and is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Reiki Master. She is a proud member of the Chester River Wellness Alliance.

All Ages Board Game Night
Friday, March 16   |  5-7pm
Chestertown Branch

How does Board Game Night work? 

It's pretty simple - you choose a game (one from the KCPL collection or bring a favorite game from home), find some players, and play!  

We'll be playing board games and we'd love to start some conversations about gaming, too! If you're curious about role playing games or interested in gaming mechanics, this is the place to strike up a conversation with other gamers.

All ages are welcome.

KCPL's collection of games has expanded and now includes games for kids, as well as for adults and teens.  In addition to being featured at game night, these games can be checked out to play at home!

Which Way to Publication?
Finding the Right Path for You
Saturday, March 17  |  11am
Chestertown Branch

Stephanie Fowler, co-owner of indie publishing company Salt Water Media, shares her unique publishing journey and offers advice on the process of choosing a path to publication, including discussion of self-publishing, small and indie presses, and traditional publishers.

Writers of all styles, levels, and genres are welcome at this program.  Questions encouraged!

Happiness Hour
Creative Time for Grown-Ups
Bookmark Collages
Saturday, March 24  |  11am
Rock Hall Branch

Happiness Hour is a time for grown-ups to explore their powers of creativity!
Featured project: Bookmark Collages!
Swap ideas, give encouragement, and leave a little happier than you arrived.
Please register for this FREE program.

Even More Programs!

For information about KCPL's regular monthly book groups, writing groups, and other programs, v isit KCPL's calendar .
For Kids & Families

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Friday, March 2  |  5pm
Chestertown Branch

Come one, come all, and join the fun!  
We'll jump, skip, bounce, sing and run!  
Whether it rains, or "weather" it's sunny, 
we'll have lots of good fun that is funny!  

You should not, would not want to miss, 
a celebration quite like this!   

Join us for a party like no other.  Cake, crafts, and books, oh my! Let's read stories, sing songs, and celebrate all things Dr. Seuss. 

Ages 2 to 6

Board Game Night
Friday, March 16   |  5-7pm
Chestertown Branch

How does Board Game Night work? 

It's pretty simple - you choose a game (one from the KCPL collection or bring a favorite game from home), find some players, and play!  

KCPL's collection of games has expanded and now includes a bunch of games for kids !  You can try them out at Board Game Night, then check them out to play at home.

All ages are welcome.

Movie Matinee!
Saturday, March 17  |  11am
North County Branch

We'll provide popcorn - you might want to bring tissues for this family-friendly movie matinee.


Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

LEGO Build!
Thursday, March 29  |  4pm
Chestertown Branch

You bring the imagination, we'll provide the LEGOs, and it will be a great afternoon of building!

All ages welcome.

Writing Contest for 6th & 7th Graders - Deadline Extended!

NEW DEADLINE: March 16, 2018


Join us for weekly storytime programs!

Preschool Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays  |  10am
 North County Branch
 Thursdays   |   10:30am

Baby & Toddler Storytime
 Chestertown Branch
 Tuesdays   |   11am
Tech Questions Answered!

Friday, March 9    |    3-4:30pm
Friday, March 23    |    3-4:30pm
Chestertown Branch

Bring your laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other device and your questions! 

You'll work one-on-one or in small groups with library staff who will help you find answers, troubleshoot problems, and feel more confident using technology.

Learn how to download free eBooks, explore the many resources in KCPL's Digital Library, and build the skills you need to use technology efficiently.

Tech Questions Answered is held the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.

Registration is not required.

FREE and open to all.
Community Partners at KCPL

AARP Tax-Aide
Thursdays  |  9am-3pm  |  Chestertown
IRS-certified volunteers are available to help complete federal, Maryland and Delaware 2017 tax returns for low- and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages.   An appointment is recommended to avoid a wait.  To schedule, call Upper Shore Aging at  410-778-2564 on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday .

Community Chess Club
Tuesdays  |  4pm  |  Chestertown
Learn to play or strengthen your skills. All ages and player levels welcome.

Friends of the Kent County Public Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 13  |  7pm  |  Chestertown
The Friends of the Kent County Public Library is a nonprofit organization that serves and promotes KCPL. Monthly board meetings are open to the public.

Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic
Friday, March 16  |  1-3pm  |  Chestertown
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Appointment required. Call 410.690.8128 to schedule.

Upper Shore DLLR Veterans Outreach
Monday, March 5 & 19  |  1-3pm  |  Chestertown
Monday, March 12 & 26  |  1:30-3:30pm  |  Rock Hall
Learn about employment opportunities, transportation, training, benefits, and other topics relevant to veterans.  Contact veteran representative Gene Davis for more information. 410.822.3030

More detailed information about programs run by KCPL's community partners can be found in KCPL's  online calendar.

To learn how your group can use KCPL's meeting space, see our  Meeting Room Use policy and guidelines.
Board of Trustees

The 2018 members of the Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees are Michael Ferreira,  Joe Harding, Charles Lerner, Valerie Overton, John Queen, Earl Runde, and Elisabeth Tully. 

2018 Board of Trustees Officers:
Joe Harding, President
Charles Lerner, Vice President
Earl Runde, Treasurer
Elisabeth Tully, Secretary

Board meetings are open to the public.
Monday, March 26 3pm Finance Committee

Board of Trustees Meeting

For more information about or to contact the Board of Trustees, please visit KCPL's website.
March Closing

All locations of Kent County Public Library will be closed Friday, March 30.
Your Account Online

Check your due dates, renew or request items, and set your account preferences by logging in to your account.

Please note:  The first time you log into your account in the new catalog, you will need to use your library barcode number and your password will be the last four digits of your phone number. Once you are logged in, you can add a username and change your password.

If you have questions or need help, please let us know.
Kent County Public Library |