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
Kingston Selectman Josh Warren invites Stephen Clinch, the President of the Kingston Public Library Foundation, and Ellen Cook, Board Member of the Kingston Public Library Foundation on his show to discuss the Foundation’s work supporting the Kingston Public Library.
Cook & Clinch share what the foundation has been up to and what exciting events and programs residents can expect in the coming months.
Mike sits down with Charlotte Arnold to find out why she loves coming to the Kingston Public Library. She had a few questions for him too!
What is a seed library?
Seed libraries are a grassroots movement designed to help support local growers, keep up crop diversity, and connect gardeners of all experience and interest levels.
Seed libraries work through the efforts of the community to save seeds and share them with their neighbors. Gardeners can browse the library and take home seeds they would like to grow. Growers who wish to donate can collect seeds according to the seed saving instructions and check their seeds into the library for others to use.
Kingston’s Seed Library
Our seed library features dozens of varieties of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The seed packets contain basic information about each seed, but if you would like more detailed information on specific plant types, check out one of our books or use a computer to research how to most effectively grow your plants. To find out more, visit our Seed Library Page, or stop by and get growing!
With winter gone and warm weather on the horizon, Kingston’s Little Free Libraries are back up and running! 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
Check out some of our great new services!
The Kingston Public Library History Room offers several resources for anyone interested in the history of Kingston.
Stop by and check out our new Teen Room – we’ve got something for teens of all interests!
You might have seen that article last July in Forbes, which breezily suggested that libraries are obsolete in the brave new world of Amazon. Or, maybe you missed it because the large and furious backlash quickly prompted the magazine to pull the article.
To follow up on the story, and the story after that story, the library group OCLC conducted a study with an Ohio public library to find out how their patrons use libraries and Amazon. This blog post details the research, making the
quantitative argument that libraries are not just important to the people who use library services, but to the businesses in adjacent spaces.
You can now access the New York Times from the library or at home. Visit our Print Media Page for links and instructions.