What’s Next for the Kingston Public Library

The Vote

On December 5, 2017, Kingston voters turned down a $6.9 million grant to build a new library. Since the grant was contingent upon a yes vote at the polls, that grant is no longer available to the Town for any purpose. The funds will instead go to build a library in another Massachusetts community.


Thank You

We’re sorry that the proposal that was the result of years of work by several town committees and many volunteers will not be going forward, and we would like to thank the many residents who supported the project.


Moving Forward

Now our focus will be on what comes next. We still have the space problems that were the driving force behind the project. There are also significant repairs that the Town will need to address. We will be taking some time now to think about how to provide library services within the inadequate building we have, as well as what possible solutions residents may support. We welcome your suggestions as we go through this process. You can get in touch with us at kilib@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.