Category Archives: News

It’s almost Town Meeting Time

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.

mall map with town meeting space hightlightedKingston’s Town Meeting is run according to Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law, by the Massachusetts Moderators Association.

You can borrow a copy from KPL and other local libraries, or read it  online at the Internet Archive (account required, but it’s free).

Volunteer form

Fields with * are required.


Read more about these volunteer roles here.


KidsTeensFamiliesAdults

Online - LiveOnline - Pre-recordedIn person

Thanks again for your generous offer to help the Kingston Public Library! We will be in touch soon!

Volunteer roles

These are our current and upcoming opportunities for volunteers.

Greeters

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.

Storytime Readers

Our first priority is for readers to create online storytimes for children from preschool to grade 2. Storytimes run for 30 minutes.

Presenters

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.

green highligher emphasizes volunteer in a page of text

Thanks for offering to help us re-invent and re-open the Library!

green highligher emphasizes volunteer in a page of textWe’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.

To volunteer, please complete this form. If we’re able to match you with an opportunity, we’ll need you to sign a release form and agree to a CORI check.

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.

Facebook Logo

Kingston Conservation and Open Space Facebook page

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

This message is only visible to site admins
Problem displaying Facebook posts.

PPCA Error: Due to Facebook API changes it is no longer possible to display a feed from a Facebook Page you are not an admin of. The Facebook feed below is not using a valid Access Token for this Facebook page and so has stopped updating.

Join us on Facebook

Facebook Logo

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

This message is only visible to site admins
Problem displaying Facebook posts.

PPCA Error: Due to Facebook API changes it is no longer possible to display a feed from a Facebook Page you are not an admin of. The Facebook feed below is not using a valid Access Token for this Facebook page and so has stopped updating.

Join us on Facebook

Facebook Logo

KPL Facebook feed

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Monday September 28th, 2020 - 3:34 pm

Kingston Public Library

Check out the American Library Association's 100 most banned and challenged books of the decade.
www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/decade2019
... See MoreSee Less

Check out the American Library Associations 100 most banned and challenged books of the decade.
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/decade2019

Monday September 28th, 2020 - 1:53 pm

Kingston Public Library

Five North of Boston libraries have joined forces to host bestselling author Craig Johnson for a Zoom webinar on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7pm.

Johnson will discuss his brand new book -- Next To Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery -- in conversation with moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan in this Zoom webinar.

Space is limited. Registration is required and can be found at www.tinyurl.com/nexttolaststand.

While this virtual event is completely free, attendees can purchase an autographed copy of the book to be shipped to their homes from the event’s bookstore partner - Wellesley Books - at www.tinyurl.com/buynexttolaststand.
... See MoreSee Less

Five North of Boston libraries have joined forces to host bestselling author Craig Johnson for a Zoom webinar on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7pm. 

Johnson will discuss his brand new book -- Next To Last Stand: A Longmire Mystery -- in conversation with moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan in this Zoom webinar.  

Space is limited. Registration is required and can be found at www.tinyurl.com/nexttolaststand.

While this virtual event is completely free, attendees can purchase an autographed copy of the book to be shipped to their homes from the event’s bookstore partner - Wellesley Books - at www.tinyurl.com/buynexttolaststand.

Monday September 28th, 2020 - 11:45 am

Kingston Public Library

We love receiving these stories! Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

We love receiving these stories!  Thank you!

Friday September 25th, 2020 - 11:17 am

Kingston Public Library

Stop by for some outdoor browsing! We'll be in the tent until 1 today! ... See MoreSee Less

Stop by for some outdoor browsing!  Well be in the tent until 1 today!

Thursday September 24th, 2020 - 4:19 pm

Kingston Public Library

... See MoreSee Less

Load more

The Custom Facebook Feed plugin

Bonus Borrows from Hoopla

Hoopla is offering Bonus Borrows to our patrons. These are checkouts that will not count against your 10 checkouts per month. To see a list of Bonus Borrows, go to the format you would like borrow such as eBook, movie, audiobook,  or music then click on categories. There you will see various Bonus Borrows lists. Click on any of them to see a list of what is available.  Click on the link to see a list of some movies that are Bonus Borrows.

If you have any questions, email them to kiref@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/8323