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Automatic Renewals at the Kingston Public Library

Automatic Renewals for your Library account

How Does Automatic Renewal Work?

  • Most items (Books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines) will be automatically renewed
  • If you owe $15 or more your automatic renewal will be declined
  • You will receive an email to notify you of successful renewals
  • You will receive an email or text notice for items that were not renewed

What Items are Excluded?

  • Electronic downloads
  • Some new high-demand titles and items on hold for other patrons
  • Items that have reached their maximum renewal limit (usually 2)
  • Some physical objects (Rokus, Hotspots, etc.) and similar items
  • Materials borrowed through the Commonwealth Catalog

 

For more information on borrowing from the Kingston Public Library, visit our page on how to borrow books and other items from the library.

PACTV – Local Matters: Kingston October 2019

Two programs from The Kingston Public Library were featured on PACTV Local Matters during the month of October.

Raising Tech Healthy Families:  A Community Conversation with Janell Burley Hofmann will take place on Tuesday November 6th from 6 to 8 pm at the Kingston Intermediate School.  Find more information here

 

The Kingston Speakers Club  meets at the Adams Center on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Find more information here

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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are OPEN!

Looking for a good read?  Stop by one of the little free libraries and take a book!  Have a good book you’d like to share?  Drop it off in one of the libraries for someone else to enjoy!

What 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. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Where are the little free libraries located?
The Little Free Libraries are located in seven different locations around Kingston: Town Hall, Gray’s Beach, The Ah-de-nah,  The Police Station, The Reed Community Building, Sampson Park, and Kingston Intermediate School.  Libraries were built by the Silver Lake Regional High School Carpentry Program.

How can I donate books?
Donating books is easy!  Simply find one near you and place your donations inside!

The Little Free Libraries are a Kingston Community Fun project, a collaboration of the Library, The Adams Center, Council on Aging & Recreation Departments

March Gallery and Display Case Exhibit – ‘A Preview of Spring: Floral Watercolors’ by Patricia Flaherty

This March, the breath of spring will be on exhibit in our gallery and display case with ‘A Preview of Spring: Floral Watercolors’ by Duxbury artist Patricia Flaherty.

Patricia Flaherty studied both English and art in college and pursued a career as an academic editor in Boston and Cambridge. In later years, upon moving to Duxbury, she focused on artistic endeavors, and after working in various media, was drawn to exploring the loose flowing effects that one can achieve from watercolor techniques.

Her work in this medium has sought to demonstrate the ways that water can interact with line, form, and color to elicit the less obvious aspects of the beauty of our surroundings and the artistic potential of the shapes and interactions of elements in the environment. She has applied this technique and design strategy in all her work, including still life compositions and rural landscapes, with a special emphasis on floral images.

Ms. Flaherty is a juried member of the Russell Gallery in Plymouth, the Cape Cod Art Association, and the Eastham Painters Guild. Her work has also been exhibited and received awards at juried shows sponsored by various other art organizations. Several of her paintings have been selected for publication in editions of the Eastham Summer Guide, and she has been a finalist several times in the North River Arts Society calendar competition. In addition, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Helen Bumpus Gallery in Duxbury.