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

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Next YAC meeting

YAC meetings are currently postponed until further notice.

  • Book and Treat!Book and Treat!
    Join the Kingston Public Library and the Kingston Rec department for an evening of fun, frights, and treats at the first annual Book & Treat program.  This program is family friendly and open to all ages.   Costumes are strongly encouraged.  This is not a drop off program; parents are required ...
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  • Library Halloween Mini GolfLibrary Halloween Mini Golf
    Looking for a spooky challenge? Try your hand at our Library Halloween Mini Golf in the children’s room! This program is perfect for families or just let the kids play while you have a break. This program is recommended for all ages. Masks are required for anyone age 3+.
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  • Halloween Movie NightHalloween Movie Night
    It’s time to get in the Halloween spirit! Join us for a spookilicious family movie night in the Adams Center! Free popcorn will be provided for this event. Movie Hint: Our movie this month will follow a young witch-in-training and her siblings as they try to solve a mystery in a town that ...
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  • Crafty KidsCrafty 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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  • Ken GlossKen Gloss
    Ken will talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the “hunt,” as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting ...
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  • Áine MinogueÁine Minogue
    Áine Minogue has been a staple of the Irish and Celtic music scene for many years completing sixteen solo albums to date. She is prominently featured on numerous compilations, many of which spent months on the Billboard 100 music charts (World, Folk, New Age, Classical) Minogue is also a frequent ...
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  • Author Talk – Ted ReinsteinAuthor Talk - Ted Reinstein
    In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox ...
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  • Author Talk – Charles WheelanAuthor Talk - Charles Wheelan
    How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? Where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? We Came, We Saw, We Left explores the answers to these questions while painting a picture of ...
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  • Author Talk – Louis MenandAuthor Talk - Louis Menand
    The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense―economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War, the Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in ...
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  • Kingston Animal Shelter
    Kingston Animal Shelter
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  • Kingston Council on Aging
    Kingston Council on Aging
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  • Fall StorytimeFall Storytime
    Join us on Wednesdays this fall for a storytime that’s fun for all ages! 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. This program is recommended for ages 0-5, but older siblings are welcome to join. No registration ...
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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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  • 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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