Category Archives: Programs

Summer Reading Program–Imagine Your Story

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 mslawson@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

The Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

Curbside pickup email form

Pickup hours are Mondays 1 – 7 and Tuesdays-Fridays 11 – 4.

Use this form to request library materials, get help with holds, or have a staff member choose something for you.

If you submit a form and don’t hear from us within 3 days, please call us at 781-585-0517 and we’ll straighten it out.

Thanks for your patience.

 

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Curbside Pickup – Available Now

The Kingston Public Library is now offering curbside pickup.  Delivery of holds between some of the OCLN libraries has started, but please be aware that the process is very new and might be uncertain at time. We are restricting requests to 10 items.

Hours for curbside pickup:

  • Monday: 1pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11am to 4pm

Ways you can place a hold:

After your hold is placed:

  • We’ll call you when your items are ready for pickup (please ignore any texts or emails you might get about holds).
  • When you arrive at the library, call 781-831-6275 and let us know you’re here.
  • Wait in your car until staff puts your holds on the table and re-enters the building.
  • Please make sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.

June 25th at 7pm – Rescue and Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles

From early November through the end of December, young sea turtles are stranded along north facing beaches of Cape Cod. These “Cold stunned” turtles are near death and suffer from pneumonia, as well as injuries to their bodies, or both.

This program follows photographer Bob Michelson, who was contracted by NOAA National Marine Fisheries service to document the entire process, from rescuing sea turtles along Cape Cod beaches through their medical care and rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) sea turtle facility in Quincy, to their release back into the environment. Exclusive underwater photos of turtles in the NEAq Giant Ocean Tank are included in this presentation”.

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June 18th at 7pm – Sharks to Parks with Bob Michelson

“Sharks To Parks” begins with a presentation on predator/prey relationships using our mounted 7 1/2 foot long gold hammerhead shark named Bruce (yes, a real shark we caught fishing off of Florida 40 years).  We then segue into a photography-based presentation showing all of the animals, both on land and underwater that live in and around the parks of Kingston. These include White tail deer, coyote, red fox, groundhog, chipmunk, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, etc. Underwater photos show Striped bass, Flounder, River herring, Rainbow smelt, Large and Smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, chain pickerel, yellow perch, etc.”

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June 15 – Zoom Program – Financial Advice During Uncertainty

Planning and setting goals for your financial future can be very demanding. While financial planning is always important to attain your financial objectives, it is never more necessary than during periods of fiscal uncertainty.

With our current economic situation, it has become apparent that revising your financial plan is more and more vital to accommodate the immediate and long-term future. Now is an opportune time for examining your current financial plan, adapting your objectives, and strengthening your plan of action towards meeting your goals.

To help you prepare for your future, join Michael Rothberg, for an online workshop offered by the Kingston Public Library. Michael is a Financial Advisor at Baystate Financial with years of experience with investments and other financial services. This is an online program that will be held over Zoom on Monday, June 15 at 6:30 PM.

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