All posts by Mike Slawson

Good Day Kingston – Episode 12

Kingston Selectman Josh Warren invites Stephen Clinch, the President of the Kingston Public Library Foundation, and Ellen Cook, Board Member of the Kingston Public Library Foundation on his show to discuss the Foundation’s work supporting the Kingston Public Library.

Cook & Clinch share what the foundation has been up to and what exciting events and programs residents can expect in the coming months.

Survey – Are you Fiscally Fit?

The Kingston Public Library has received a grant to offer programming to the community on financial topics including:  credit, banking, home buying, retirement and estate planning, investing, budgeting, shopping, insurance, and paying for college.  Please help us plan for this grant by taking the survey below.

1. To assess your financial literacy, please take this short six question financial literacy quizHow many answers did you get correct?
0 - 1
2 - 3
4 - 5

2. This program will have programming for teens and adults. We are planning programs on the following topics. Check off the ones that would benefit your teens in their daily life.
Paying for college: FAFSA, Pell Grants, Stafford & PLUS loans, private loans
Getting your first job
Understanding paycheck deductions
Building a budget: Wants vs. needs
Meeting goals through financial planning
How to select a bank

3. Check off the ones that would benefit you in your daily life.
Planning for retirement
Planning for the unexpected
Meeting goals through financial planning
How to select a bank
Hiring a financial adviser: What do I need to know?
Building a budget: Wants vs. needs

4. Other suggested topics; please specify

5. Please let us know your preferred schedule for attending workshops. Select all that apply.
Weekday mornings
Weekday afternoons
Weekday evenings
Saturday mornings
Saturday afternoons

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November 5th at 6pm – Foster Parent Information Session

Foster MA logoThe Kingston Public Library, 6 Green St., will host a Foster Parent Information Session at 6:00 p.m. Nov. 5 for residents interested in becoming a foster parent.

Across Massachusetts children are in need of a caring foster family. When parents and relatives aren’t able to provide the proper care and support for a child, the Department of Children and Families looks to foster families for help.

Attendees can learn about the process of becoming a foster parent, get information about foster parent training, and find resources about foster parent support programs. Additionally, there will be a foster parent available to answer any questions. Registration is requested and can be completed by clicking the button below, or visiting the library’s online calendar at or by calling the library at 781-585-0517 ext 6278

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November 5th at 6pm – Raising Tech Healthy Families with Janell Burley Hofmann

Janell Burley Hofmann is the author of the book, iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming and Growing Up. She is also a speaker and consultant on topics like technology, media, health, relationships and personal growth.

Janell engages readers, clients and audiences in relevant and meaningful conversations igniting personal empowerment, awareness and purpose.  She serves families, schools and communities in a partnership that will positively impact the lives of children and teens.

Join Janell on November 5th at 6pm at the Kingston Intermediate School located at 65 2nd Brook Street for a discussion on raising tech healthy families.  Donations to benefit the Kingston Public Library