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.

  • Fortnite Tournament!Fortnite Tournament!
    Got a couple Victory Royales under your belt and fancy yourself good at Fortnite? Come prove your skill at our Kingston Library Fortnite High Score Challenge Tournament! On Saturday, February 26, 2022, we’re hosting a Fortnite High Score Challenge Tournament at the Adams Center at 33 Summer St. Kingston, MA. You can park at either the library ...
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  • Indoor Snowball Fight!Indoor Snowball Fight!
    Ready for the fight of your life? Join us at the Adams Center as we play a series of snowball games including an epic snowball fight! This program is for ages 5-12. Masks are required as per the Library Board of Trustees. Registration is required.  DIRECTIONS: This program will be held in the Adams ...
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  • Leigh & Friends Puppet Show!Leigh & Friends Puppet Show!
    Through Me To You Puppetry invites you to join Newton and his puppet friends for some storytime fun! Newton and his friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids. At the end of the show, the kids are invited to say hi to Newton. Our half-hour in person show ...
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  • Valentine’s Day Craft!Valentine's Day Craft!
    Need a last-minute Valentine for someone special? Join us in the Children’s Room after school for a fun afternoon of crafting! This drop-in program is recommended for ages 5-12 and masks are required for anyone ages 3+.
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  • LEGO ClubLEGO Club
    Do you love Legos? We do too! Join Miss Sam in the Children’s Room as we build together every month! Each family will be given their own container of Legos to build with. Masks are required for anyone age 3+.
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  • Crafty Kids!Crafty Kids!
    Join us for a fun morning full of creative crafting in the children’s room! Kids will be given mystery crafts and art supplies to explore their imaginations through art! This drop-in program is recommended for ages 0-5 and masks are required for anyone age 3+.
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  • Leigh and Friends Puppet Show!Leigh and Friends Puppet Show!
    Children of all ages are invited to a fun storytime featuring Leigh and her Puppet Friends! This drop-in program will be held in the Children’s Room. Masks are required for anyone age 3+. No registration required!
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  • STEM Club: Snowball Launchers!STEM Club: Snowball Launchers!
    Each month we will explore some aspect of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)! This month we will be making our own snowball launchers using the power of engineering! This program is for ages 7-12. Registration is required. Masks are required as per the library board of trustees.
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  • After School CraftAfter School Craft
    Join us in the Children’s Room after school for a fun afternoon of crafting! This drop-in program is for ages 5-12 and masks are required for anyone ages 3+.
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  • Peter Mandel: Going to ExtremesPeter Mandel: Going to Extremes
    It’s a pretty safe assumption that many of you reading this have done very little or even no traveling over the past two years. From the pandemic to increased travel prices, it’s understandable if you have not. Peter Mandel, however, travels to some pretty extreme locations and then writes about ...
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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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  • Preschool StorytimePreschool Storytime
    Join us in the children’s room on Wednesday mornings from 12/15-2/16 for some preschool storytime fun! This program is designed for ages 3-5, but siblings are welcome to join. Masks are required for anyone age 3+.
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  • Toddler StorytimeToddler Storytime
    Join us in the children’s room on Tuesday mornings from 12/14-2/15 for a musical storytime especially for toddlers and babies! This program is designed for ages 0-2, but siblings are welcome to join. Masks are required for anyone age 3+.
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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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  • Face coverings are now required, by order of the KPL Board of TrusteesFace coverings are now required, by order of the KPL Board of Trustees
    Please get in touch if you have any questions.
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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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