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.

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    Another great item from our Library of things is our Birdwatching Kit. This is sure to be a popular item for all ages. It comes with binoculars, a case and a field guide for birds . This kit helps to put nature in the palm of your hand.
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  • Apple iPad and PencilApple iPad and Pencil
    Take your tablet use one step further with our iPad and Pencil. You already know the benefits of an iPad as a tool for reading, games and surfing the net. With the Apple pencil, you can add note taking, writing, art, and design to each project. Take your work (or fun) ...
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  • Djembe Drum KitDjembe Drum Kit
    The Djembe is a chalice shaped drum which originally came from West Africa about 800 years ago. Since that time it has been adopted by many other genres of music such as Jazz, Ska, Latin, and Fusion. The Djembe is easy to learn and the kit comes with a travel ...
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  • KalimbaKalimba
    The Kalimba (or finger harp or thumb piano) is a modern interpretation of the Mbira musical instrument which originated in Zimbabwe. It was adapted in the 1950’s and has gone on to be used by popular musical groups such as Earth, Wind, & Fire. The Kalimba is user-friendly with labeled ...
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  • BocceBocce
    With roots that descended from the Roman Empire, Bocce began in Italy. Traditionally, it is played on a natural field or court but due to to it’s portability, you can play it anywhere. Fresh air, good exercise, and fun make Bocce a triple threat.
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  • Camping ChairCamping Chair
    Whether you’re sitting by the campfire, attending a soccer game, or catching some rays during your lunch break, this is the Camping Chair for you. It’s lightweight, portable, and it comes with it’s own carrying case. Pop in to check out this and many other items in our Library of Things!
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  • Bicycle PumpBicycle Pump
    This bicycle pump is just what you need to prepare for your weekend plans.  It comes with an extra-large handle and base, an easy-to-read bottom mount gauge, and is versatile enough for Mountain, Cruiser, BMX, and Kids bike tires. A ball needle and inflation cone are also included. ...
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  • Giant Checkers Lawn GameGiant Checkers Lawn Game
    Corn hole game
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  • Stud finderStud finder
    Corn hole game
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  • Cornhole lawn gameCornhole lawn game
    Corn hole game
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  • Kill A Watt MeterKill A Watt Meter
    Plug any appliance or device directly into the Kill A Watt© meter to find out how much electricity it uses.
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  • Bubble machineBubble machine
    If you like blowing bubbles, you’ll love the bubble machine. Some bubble juice included.
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  • KPL Foundation and Friends
    KPL Foundation and Friends
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  • All Kingston feeds
    Here’s our combined feed from Facebook pages of the Library and some of Kingston’s  departments. They’re listed individually here.
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  • Kingston Department of Veterans’ Services
    Kingston Department of Veterans' Services
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  • Make a Fidget Spinner with Ella BMake a Fidget Spinner with Ella B
    Learn how to make your very own fidget spinner with Ella B from the Kingston Public Library Youth Advisory Council!
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  • Paper Ninja Stars with Abby from YACPaper Ninja Stars with Abby from YAC
    Learn how to make a paper ninja star with Abby from the Kingston Public Library’s Youth Advisory Committee.
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  • Ella from the Youth Advisory Council – Swinging Snail CraftElla from the Youth Advisory Council - Swinging Snail Craft
    Join Ella from the Kingston Public Library’s Youth Advisory Council and learn how to make a swinging snail craft!  What to join or find out more about YAC?  Click here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hpk96kDxo
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  • Star Wars Day Craft with Eme & BrookStar Wars Day Craft with Eme & Brook
    Kids Star Wars Day craft with Eme & Brook of the KPL Youth Advisory Council. MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU! https://www.facebook.com/jennie.mclauthlen/videos/3159525914106538/
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  • Projekt 1065 Alan GratzProjekt 1065 Alan Gratz
    Here is a review from Brook, age 14, for the book  “Project 1065” by Alan Gratz: “A very interesting historical fiction that kept me on the edge of my seat. It was exciting and I didn’t want to stop reading it.  The challenges that Michael, the main character, went through were ...
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