5th Annual Toy Trains & Model Railroad Exhibit
First Friday, December 1 | 4-7pm
For the fifth year in a row, Bob and David Singer return with their glorious collection of toy trains from the 1920s and 1930s. Thanks to their generosity and enthusiasm, this event is a delight for all ages!
Join us for some sweet, sweet family fun building "gingerbread" houses with graham cracker walls and decorated with all sorts of treats!
Space is limited and registration is required! Visit our
or call 410.778.3636 to sign up.
What to do during winter break? Come to the library, of course!
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Wednesday, December 27 | 11am
Teen Movie & Book Talk
Wednesday, December 27 | 5pm
Community Art in the
Style of Diego Rivera!
Thursday, December 28 | 2pm
Friday, December 29 | 11am
For more information about any of these programs or to register for Super Smash Bros., visit our calendar or call 410-778-3636.
All Ages After-Hours Game Night!
Friday, December 29
Choose from an assortment of games that will be on hand or bring a favorite game to share, talk RPGs and gaming mechanics - it's a great evening out and all ages are welcome.
KCPL now has a small collection of games for adults and teens that can be checked out. Try one during game night or take it home to play.
Bring your friends, drop by, play games, and have fun!
KCPL Out & About in the Community
Join us at these FREE community events for kids and families!
Millington Winter Fest & Cookie Walk
Saturday, December 16 | 9am-1pm
Pick up FREE children's books and learn about library programs and services during the Millington Winter Fest at the Millington Volunteer Fire Company.
Gather 'Round at the Garfield
Saturday, December 16 | 3:30pm
Join us at the Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre for a special storytime full of seasonal stories for children of all ages.
Friends of Kent County Public Library
The Friends of Kent County Public Library had a fantastic and successful fall book sale! Thanks to everyone who came out and found books.
The Friends will begin taking book donations for their spring sale on Friday, December 1.
If you have items to donate, please take a look at the
to ensure you only donate items that can be sold.
In addition to the featured events in this newsletter, KCPL also offers ongoing monthly book groups, writing groups, and other programs.
Join us for weekly storytime programs!
Tuesdays | 10am
North County Branch
Baby & Toddler Storytime
There will be a two week Storytime break December 24th-January 6th.
The 1st Storytime of 2018 will be on January 9th.
The Homework Carts are up and running at all KCPL locations!
From glue to colored pencils, notebook paper to protractors, we have supplies that kids can use as they work on homework and school projects.
The Homework Carts are available after school starting at 2:30pm.
Homework carts and supplies are being provided by the 2017 LSTA Innovations Grant from MSDE.
One-on-One Technology Help
Individual attention on technology topics that YOU want to learn! We'll answer questions, provide tutorials, and generally help you become comfortable and confident using technology.
Call 410.778.3636 or
email to make an appointment.
Friday, December 8 | 3-4:30pm
Friday, December 22 | 3-4:30pm
Bring your tablet, eReader, or other digital device and your questions! We'll help you find answers and learn new skills.
Community Partners at KCPL
Community Chess Club
Tuesdays | 4pm
Learn to play or strengthen your skills. All ages and player levels welcome.
Friends of the Kent County Public Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 12 | 7pm
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
Monday, December 18 | 1-3pm
FREE limited legal advice from volunteer attorneys. Appointment required. Call to schedule. 410.690.8128
Pi Lambda Theta Free Tutoring
Saturday, December 2 | 11am-1pm
Students K-12 can drop by for free homework help provided by Washington College's Pi Lambda Theta education honor society.
Upper Shore DLLR Veterans Outreach
Monday, December 4 | 1-3pm
Learn about employment opportunities, transportation, training, benefits, and other topics relevant to veterans.
Contact veteran representative Sharon Egerson for more information. 410.822.3030
More detailed information about programs run by KCPL's community partners can be found in KCPL's
To learn how your group can use KCPL's meeting space, see our
Meeting Room Use
policy and guidelines.
KCPL Closings in December
All KCPL locations will be closed
Monday, December 25.
Board of Trustees
The 2017 members of the Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees are Barb Macbeth, Charles Lerner, Wendy Costa, Joe Harding, Elisabeth Tully, and Earl Runde.
2017 Kent County Public Library Board of Trustees Officers:
Barb Macbeth, President
Charles Lerner, Treasurer
Wendy Costa, Secretary
|Monday, December 11
|Monday, December 11
||Board of Trustees Meeting
For more information about or to contact the Board of Trustees, please visit KCPL's website.
Your Account Online
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.