The Kingston Public Library Foundation is excited to have you join us for another Summer trivia event, this time hosted by The Trivia Brothers!
As always, the money raised at this event will go towards supporting programming and services at the Kingston Public Library. You may have heard the KPL staff has been drastically reduced; this is an incredible loss to the Library and our Town. This is why the supporting efforts of the KPLF, such as the recent painting and carpeting of the Children’s Room, continues to be crucial when filling in budget gaps.
We are sad that Covid-19 has resulted in our Trivia Night being virtual, but there is always a silver lining and for this event that silver lining is literary-themed cocktails! What better way to get your mind thinking about random history or pop culture questions than with a drink.
You can register your trivia team here
Click on the image above or follow this link to register for our online minutes read logging program.
The Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has started! This program is for children entering K through 6 in the fall and will run until August 15. When you sign up, you’ll get a goodie bucket and your choice of a free book! Then, when you complete your book bingo or 4 activities online you can choose another free book! We will have a list of book titles to give away in the coming days, and we’ll be in touch soon when your goodie bucket is ready. Your goal is to read 900 minutes by August 15.
Participants in this years program can record their reading online through Beanstack, or by using a paper log that they can pick up at the library. This year The Kingston Public Library Foundation will be donating money to the Kingston Animal Shelter based off our reading minute totals, so make sure to log your reading!
To sign up for the summer reading program visit www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org. If you have any questions please call Mr. Mike at 781-585-0517 or email to email@example.com.
The Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.
Join Mr. Mike from the Kingston Public Library and Miss Holly from the Holmes Public Library in Halifax for a storytime about dogs!
Fun Doggy Storytime Activities:
Cosmic Kids Yoga – Dog on the Moon
Art for Kids Hub – Learn how to draw a dog!
GoNoodle – Doggy Mindfulness
Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku. Have your Kingston Public Library card ready!
First time using Kanopy?
Watch a short tutorial below to learn the basics
With Kanopy for kids, you get unlimited monthly checkouts!
Open a Card
Using Your Card From Home
There’s lots you can do from home with your library card. Check out an ebook, watch a movie, read a newspaper and more!
With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes Universal Class provides continuing education to cover almost any interest. Over 500,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience, Universal Class offers an engaging and measurable learning experience that can help you reach your educational goals.
Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. You’ll need your Kingston Public Library Card to log in. Don’t have a card? Open one online here!
Movies and Books
Magazines & Periodicals
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