As long as the weather allows, we’ll be in the tent
Tuesdays 2 – 4 & Fridays 11 – 1
- Browse books and games.
- Grab a craft-to-go.
- Pick up your holds.
- Chat for a bit; we miss you too!
If the OCLN catalog doesn’t have what you want to borrow, take a look at Commonwealth Catalog. Most libraries across the state are sharing their materials again through inter-library loan.
You just need your library card and an email address to explore library collections all over Massachusetts. The FAQ for borrowers is here if you need it.
Sign up for episode 4 of Stories from Kington featuring Library Foundation President and local artist Steve Clinch. He’ll be reading The Book with no Pictures by BJ Novak and Grumpy Grandpa by Heather Henson.
Make sure to stop by the library during curbside pickup hours to take your grab and go craft for this video!
Teen volunteer Ella B. reads Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise in The First to Lie.
After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. But she doesn’t know that she isn’t the only one plotting revenge. There’s an affluent daughter of privilege, a glamorous manipulative wannabe, a determined reporter who is in too deep, and a grieving widow who has to choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?
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Town Meeting begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 8. As of July 27, the venue is the Kingston Collection, 101 Kingston Collection Way, in the space next to the movie theater, formerly occupied by K1 Speed.
Kingston’s Town Meeting is run according to Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law, by the Massachusetts Moderators Association.
These are our current and upcoming opportunities for volunteers.
Greeters will be scheduled for 2-hour shifts and will be stationed near the Library entrance.
We will train you to
- welcome the public back to the Library
- let people know what to expect and what’s required
- monitor the number of people entering and leaving the building so we stay within occupancy limits
- answer routine questions or refer questions to us
- direct people to the right staff member or area
Storytime Readers and Presenters
Library programs are now online, both live on Zoom and as prerecorded videos. We’ll work with you to coordinate scheduling, solve technical issues, and promote your program.
We hope before long to resume offering programs in person.
Our first priority is for readers to create online storytimes for children from preschool to grade 2. Storytimes run for 30 minutes.
Are you interested in creating other programs? We know there are many talented people in Kingston, and we invite you to propose a program for any age. You could teach a craft or a skill, or share your interests with the community.
We’re working towards welcoming the public back into the Library. Because we’ve had staff reductions, we need some help from volunteers.
The first opportunities are for volunteer greeters, storytime readers and program presenters. Other opportunities may be added to this list. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies, and that staff and volunteers will follow all recommended covid-19 safety requirements, including PPE.
If you have questions, please call Library Director Mike Slawson at 781-831-6273 or send him an email.
Thank you so much for your interest in the Kingston Public Library.