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  • Opening Soon – New Teen Room The 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! – meeScan MeeScan 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
  • New York Times Digital Access You can now access the New York Times from the library or at home.  Visit our Print Media Page for links and instructions. Continue Reading
  • Changes to eBook and eAudiobook Collection On 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! 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
  • Board Games Now Available for Checkout Board Games Now Available for CheckoutGet in the game!  Board games are now available for checkout at the Kingston Public Library!  Stop by the lobby to check one out today, or browse through our collection here. Continue Reading
  • Little Free Libraries! Little Free Library LogoWhat 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! Boston Bruins PJ Drive LogoThank 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 Times 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! Colorful books, spine up, leaning to the rightWatch 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