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Acclaimed Novelist Roxana Robinson Visits KCPL

Kent County Public Library is delighted to announce an evening with acclaimed novelist Roxana Robinson. On Friday, May 19th, meet the author during a catered reception and book signing starting at 5:30. Due to limited seating, tickets are required to attend Ms. Robinson’s talk at 6:45.  Tickets are FREE OF CHARGE and available on a more »

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Spring Book Sale!

Join us for our Spring Book Sale! Member’s Preview Night: April 27th – 5:30PM-7:30PM – Become a member on the spot! Open to the public: April 28th – 10:00AM-8:00PM April 29th – 10:00AM-3:00PM April 30th – 10:00AM-3:00PM – $5 Box Day!

Wonder what your support of the Friends of the Library means to the library?

Some of what we did for the library in 2016: Funded the very successful evening (book signing, talk, and reception) with the multi award winning NYT bestselling Baltimore crime writer Laura Lippmann at no charge to the public Funded approximately 10K toward the purchase of books and audio visual materials for the collections at all more »

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Upcoming Meeting and Events

Don’t forget that all members are invited to our monthly Friends of the Library board meetings. They are the second Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30 pm in the library’s yellow building. Our next meeting is January 10th. We are in the process of planning something special for Earth Day this Year. Our Annual Meeting more »

Kent County Public Library Transforms

At the Kent County Public Library Transforms meeting August 17th, Barbara MacBeth shared some impressive statistics about the library.   66% of the Kent County Population has library cards   There was a 14% increase in the number of people visiting the library in the last three years (100,275!)   There was a 26% increase more »

10th Anniversary of North Branch

June 18th the North Branch of the KCPL celebrated its 10th anniversary with a speech from Galena’s former mayor and lots of cake.   What a successful story’s!   Thank you all for a wonderfully successful Annual Meeting and Gala! We had over fifty members help us celebrate the end of a very successful year. The more »

Save the date!

Our annual business meeting and gala will be June 9th, 5:45 pm, in the library meeting room. The food and wine will be wonderful. There is a $15 charge and invitations will be coming. Please invite your friends. We have a few members leaving the board this year. Be sure to let us know at more »

Welcome!

Invitations to Members’ Night for the upcoming Book Sale are being mailed now!  If you don’t receive yours, please renew your membership and we’ll make sure you get one! You can also renew on Members’ Night – $10 will get you in! The FOL is happy to welcome Joann Fairchild Wood as a new member more »

October 18-24th Friends of the Library week

In October the Kent County Commissioners honored the Friends of the Library by declaring October 18-24th Friends of the Library week.  What and honor for us.  Thank you all, so much, for supporting our activities.