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Fan Art Contest – Submissions due by June 22nd

Are you passionate about art?  Do you have a favorite television show, movie, celebrity, or cultural icon?  If so, then put your skills on display at the Fan Art Exhibit and Contest at the Kingston Public Library.

More than just something interesting to look at, fan art expresses an artist’s connection to a character or story that has had a meaningful impact on their life.  Creators of fan art enrich our understanding of our favorite tales, and can offer new perspectives into much-loved characters and stories. Our heroes inspire us on stage, in books, and on the screen; and fan artists take this inspiration to the next level.  Through their art, fan artists breathe new life into old tales, and inspire other fans to think about their favorite characters in new ways.  Imaginative and inspirational, the fan art exhibit at the Kingston Public Library seeks to provide a thought provoking experience for all visitors.

The fan art exhibit will be on display starting in July, but artists should begin working on their projects soon.  Creations can be submitted through June 22nd.  All media will be accepted, and submissions will be on display in the main lobby of the Kingston Public Library through the end of July.  The Kingston Public Library Art Committee will be judging the contest, and there will be prizes for the winners.

For more information, visit the library’s online calendar at, contact the library at 781-585-0517 x 6284 or email

Browse through some of our submissions from last year:

Ariel Dreaming by Brook Thetonia
Ariel Dreaming by Brook Thetonia
Aperture: 2.2Camera: iPhone 6Iso: 125Orientation: 1
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Teen members of YAC

Monday June 25th at 5pm – YAC Meeting

The next Youth Advisory Council meeting will be May 18th at 3:30.

If you are not a member of the Youth Advisory Council but are interested in learning more about it, we would love to have you join us at a meeting.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  This meeting can be used for community service.

Please call 781-585-0517 x 6284 to sign up or find out more. Ask for Hannele.

Closeup of chessboard

Monday July 16th at 3pm – Chess Lessons for Teens

Kristen Anderson from Hudson Chess will be at the Kingston Public Library on July 16th at 2pm  to offer pointers and guidance to players of all skill levels.


To register, click the button below.  For more information, contact the library at 781-585-0517 x6284 or visit our online calendar at:

*space is limited
*registration required

Teen Summer Reading Kicks off June 25th

Join us for the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Public Library!  Sign-ups begin on June 25th, and the program will run through August 24th.  All teens who sign up will receive a free goodie bag!

Teens who submit a book review will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Regal Cinemas, Target, or iTunes.  Participants can submit up to 10 reviews.

For more information, contact Hannele at, or 781-585-0517 x6284

LEGO Family Challenge Pictures

On February 10th some very talented LEGO engineers took on the LEGO Family Challenge at the Kingston Public Library!

They competed in a theme build, a bridge test, and a free fall drop test!  Check out the pictures below!


Cupcakes with chocolate frosting and a green candy on top

YAC Bakesale – Americares Fundraiser for Hurricane Survivors

It has been heart-breaking to follow the news of the devastating hurricanes that have recently torn through the southern states and the Caribbean.  And yet it is so good to know that there are organizations, such as Americares, with feet on the ground, helping people get through this terrible time in their lives.

Here in Kingston, a small group of young people was moved to do something to help.  The Youth Advisory Council of the Kingston Public Library decided to have a bake sale.  Kindhearted people in the community baked cakes and cookies and breads to support the sale.  In addition to that, the teens hand-rolled and decorated beeswax candles to sell.

On September 30th, the day of the Bake Sale, people were lining up outside the library before it opened.  Within just a short amount of time, every last item was sold!  100% of the money raised was donated to Americares.