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Please attend Special Town Meeting on June 26th!

You may have been wondering what’s next for the library building. Here’s an update, including one very important and time-sensitive announcement.

On June 26th at 7 pm Kingston will be holding a Special Town Meeting. The warrant includes only a few articles, but they are all important to the future of Kingston. We hope you will attend, to hear the issues and vote.

As you know, last December Kingston voters decided not to build a new library. In the months since then, library trustees and staff have held many discussions with town officials and residents about how to make the best, most efficient use of the building we have, and solve ongoing issues with an aging building designed for a smaller town and an earlier era.

We listened to the voters, we are considering all the suggestions that people have made — including some very creative ideas from our talented town officials and residents — and we’re ready to move forward.

To do that, we will need the help of an architect and engineers to turn those great ideas into a detailed, workable plan for the building. One of the articles on the June 26th Town Meeting warrant is a request for funds to create plans, drawings, and cost estimates — a practical plan to protect and update this aging municipal building, built in 1971 and remodeled as a library in 1994, and create a modern library Kingston can be proud of.