Opening Soon – New Teen RoomThe Kingston Public Library is excited to announce that renovations are now underway for our new Teen Room! Equipped with colorful furnishings, our new dedicated teen space will give young adults their own area to read, use technology, build and create, and interact with each other.
We’ll have something for teens of ... Continue Reading
A New Way to Check Out! – meeScanMeeScan is a self-checkout service that works by utilizing your smartphone or tablet’s mobile technology along with the library’s WiFi network. Unlike conventional self-checkout stations, with meeScan, library patrons can check-out their items from anywhere in the library using their smartphone or tablet.
Available for download on iOS, Android, and Blackberry ... Continue Reading
Libraries AND online booksellers You might have seen that article last July in Forbes, which breezily suggested that libraries are obsolete in the brave new world of Amazon. Or, maybe you missed it because the large and furious backlash quickly prompted the magazine to pull the article.
To follow up on the story, and the ... Continue Reading
Changes to eBook and eAudiobook CollectionOn July 1st, we’re introducing a change to our eBook and eAudiobook collection that we’re pretty excited about. We have offered eBooks and eAudiobooks on a number of platforms in recent years. On July 1st, we’ll be streamlining those services a bit and building up the services that work best ... Continue Reading
Thank you, Kingston!
At the June 26th Town Meeting, residents voted to appropriate funds to create a plan for protecting and updating the library building.
A working group has been formed to oversee this project, and we’re excited to get to work. We’ll keep you updated on this page, through our newsletter, and through ... Continue Reading
Little Free Libraries!What is a little free library?
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. ... Continue Reading
Boston Bruins 11th annual PJ Drive – 101 Pairs Collected!Thank you to all who donated! We collected a total of 101 pairs of PJs! A special thank you to the staff and parents at Crayon College in Kingston and Plymouth for their generous donations!
Over the last 11 years, the Boston Bruins PJ Drive has raised thousands of dollars, and given thousands ... Continue Reading
Kingston Community Seed Library
Stop by our small but growing seed library located in the lobby! Take some seeds home and try your hand at gardening this summer!
Experienced gardeners and seed savers who wish to share their seeds with the community can leave seeds for others to take!
For more information call the library at ... Continue Reading
Libraries Can be More Than Just Books -NY TimesLibraries Can Be More Than Just Books
By MATT A.V. CHABAN
SEPT. 18, 2017
New York has an opportunity, one shared by cities across the country, to improve library infrastructure while creating badly needed housing. By using aging branches as sites for development, new libraries may rise with affordable apartments on top. The ... Continue Reading
We all need libraries!Watch We All Need Libraries! a fun, eye-opening 3-minute video about Massachusetts libraries and how much they are valued in their communities. For example, did you know that 5 million people attend the home games of the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins — and 34 million Massachusetts residents visit ... Continue Reading