Youth Advisory Council

teen-pokemon1The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of volunteers, ages 11-17, who meet monthly to plan fun programs and fundraisers. Sometimes the fundraisers are for YAC, sometimes for the Library, and often they are to support organizations that help people.

YAC kids also help us choose new books, movies, music and video games for the Library’s Teen Space.   If you would like to see if YAC is right for you…feel free to join the group’s next scheduled meeting.  There is almost always pizza!

Interested in joining YAC?  Email Hannele at hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org

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Next YAC meeting

YAC meetings are currently postponed until further notice.

  • Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime
    Join Miss Sam on Wednesdays from 9/28-11/16 for a special Preschool Storytime at 11:00 AM! Each week we’ll build early-literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and more! This is a drop-in program that will be held in the children’s room and will feature a short craft after the storytime. This program is recommended for ...
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  • Music and Movement Storytime!Music and Movement Storytime!
    Join Miss Sam for a magical musical storytime on Mondays from 9/26-11/14 at 10:30 AM. The goal of this storytime is to help toddler and babies get those wiggles out in the most fun way possible, and read a few stories along the way! This program is for ages 0-3 and will ...
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  • “Senior Center Selections”- work from the class of Violet Barry.“Senior Center Selections”- work from the class of Violet Barry.
    “Senior Center Selections – work from the class of Violet Barry” will be on display in October 2022 at the Kingston Public Library. The art gallery at the Kingston Public Library will be hosting several selections of art from the classroom of COA art instructor, Violet Barry, for the month of October. Ms. Berry came ...
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  • Winter is coming…Winter is coming...
    The original caption is “the dugway, Winthrop St thru sand hill” Source: Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16 pla-02-0215-ed-n
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  • Joyful Thanksgiving to all!Joyful Thanksgiving to all!
    An old favorite from the Joseph Finney Collection
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  • Kingston Animal Shelter
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  • Kingston Council on Aging
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  • Memorial Day 2021Memorial Day 2021
    Kingston first observed Memorial Day — known then as Decoration Day — in 1879. Here are a few images and documents of Kingstonians commemorating those who lost their lives in war.  
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  • Mustard squirt-gun anti-protest, 1966Mustard squirt-gun anti-protest, 1966
    “8/10/66-KINGSTON, MASS: Brandishing her own protest U.S. involvement in the Viet Nam war. UPI Telephoto”  
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  • Winthrop Street and the Hidden Historical Hand of HoratioWinthrop Street and the Hidden Historical Hand of Horatio
    Kingstonian Horatio Adams has appeared in the Pique of the Week a few times (here, here and here… well, that last one isn’t exactly about him, but it’s a favorite!) He was an prominent figure in Town history, but who knew he’d be right in the middle of a hot online ...
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  • Questions?Questions?
    When you need help Finding information Locating a hard-to-find book Finding an old newspaper or magazine article Understanding the Dewey Decimal System Using an online database KPL staff can help with these questions and many more. Fill out the form below and let us know how we can help!  We’ll do our best to get back ...
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  • In “my late mother’s random yard sale junk, we found this framed gem…”In "my late mother’s random yard sale junk, we found this framed gem..."
    In a post to the Kingston Town Locals group on Facebook , Will Perry described a recently uncovered 1810 document that describes the line between Pembroke and Kingston.  It appears to be a “Notice of Perambulation” documenting a joint walk along the border by the Selectmen of both Towns. By law, ...
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  • Time-lapse of Kingston’s Waste Water ProjectTime-lapse of Kingston's Waste Water Project
    This is so cool! There’s a live cam, too. The Sewer Department’s page has more info. What a great way to share progress on this project!
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  • Welcome 2021!Welcome 2021!
    Source: Joseph Cushman Finney Papers MC11
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  • Karaoke machineKaraoke machine
    Sing out!
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  • For Veterans’ Day: Melvin SimmonsFor Veterans' Day: Melvin Simmons
    Naval Constructor Melvin Simmons, born in Kingston on April 19, 1806, served as Master Carpenter for the first steam (or screw) frigate the USS Merrimack. Launched in June 1855 from the Charlestown Navy Yard, she was christened by Simmons’ daughter Mary Elizabeth, then 23. When Virginia seceded from the Union in ...
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  • Spec TennisSpec Tennis
    Are you new to tennis, or perhaps a lifetime player but not able to cover a full court due to an injury? Maybe just looking for a new fun paddle sport for the family that you can play in your own driveway? Then Spec Tennis is for you! Spec Tennis was ...
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  • Golf Practice NetGolf Practice Net
    Looking for a fun way to improve your game? This item from the Library of Things is sure to give you an advantage on the competition. Our portable Golf Practice Net comes with chipping target and carrying bag. You can borrow it with your library card and swing into success!
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  • Sewing MachineSewing Machine
    Looking to pick up a new hobby or give a big purchase a test run? You can borrow our sewing machine with your library card. Go ahead and get creative!
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  • TelescopeTelescope
    Everyone gives the credit to Galileo, but telescopes actually got their start in the Netherlands with spectacle makers who were studying the earth in the early 1600’s. Want to learn more? Check out this collection at the Library of Congress. With our telescope and your library card, there is a whole ...
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