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Automatic Renewals at the Kingston Public Library

Starting January 2nd Automatic Renewals are Coming to 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 download items (ebooks, RBDigital Magazines, etc.)
  • 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.

Starting January 1st – Winter Reading Challenge

Register to win giveaways during our Winter Reading Program. Sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, Beanstack and Penguin Publishers, children in grades 2-5 can register online, keep track of their reading in an online reading log, and receive tickets for each milestone they reach. All participants will have a chance to win a bundle of books. Please click here to register online. 

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

Good Day Kingston – Episode 12

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.

Little Free Library Logo

Little Free Libraries

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