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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YAC meetings are currently postponed until further notice.

  • And the correct spelling is…And the correct spelling is...
      Here’s a detail of an early brochure for the summer cottage development called Ah-De-Nah, circa 1930.  The name was pitched as a Native American term, but descendants of the developers, Edgar and Waldo Loring, might tell you it was just made up.
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  • Welcome Home!Welcome Home!
    Why, thank you! It’s good to be back.
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  • Thank you, Kingston!Thank you, Kingston!
    At the June 26th Town Meeting, residents voted to appropriate funds to create a plan for protecting and updating the library building. A working group has been formed to oversee this project, and we’re excited to get to work. We’ll keep you updated on this page, through our newsletter, and through ...
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  • Watering trough at the PointWatering trough at the Point
    In 1888, Henry R. Glover, a wealthy manufacturer of mattresses and “curled hair” from Cambridge, donated the “Henry Glover Watering Trough” to the town for public use at the Point, the triangular plot of land at the intersection of Main and Summer Streets. Glover was the son of Rev. Samuel Glover, ...
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  • What a mustache!What a mustache!
    The following is a portrait of Frederick G. Brackett (1854-1941). In 1889, he purchased the house at 126 Brookdale Street, built by the Chandler family around 1790, along with the sawmill located off Hall’s Brook just east of the house. Brackett continued to operate the mill (which burned down in 1924) ...
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  • Swimming lessonsSwimming lessons
      Source: Image from the Mary Hathaway Collection MC21.
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  • Happy Father’s DayHappy Father's Day
    In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, here is a sweet moment captured by Kingston historian and photographer Emily Fuller Drew of her niece, Norma, jumping into the waiting arms of her father, Clarence Drew (Emily’s brother).   Source: Image from the Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16.
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  • June 1924June 1924
    This photo from June 1924 shows an especially happy bunch of schoolchildren from the Center Primary School, renamed the Faunce School later that same year in honor of Walter H. Faunce, a former teacher, superintendent of schools, and town selectman.   Source: Image from the School Photograph Collection IC5. 
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  • Allerton Artifacts at the Kingston Public Library
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJzwx0lxztE
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  • 60 Main Street60 Main Street
    In this photo, a group of people (unidentified) appear to be enjoying the shade on a nice, sunny day.  One of the women is holding a small dog in her arms. They’re gathered in front of the Elbridge G. Windsor House at 60 Main Street, built around 1860.   Source: Image from the ...
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  • Letter from a mother to her daughter on the day of her weddingLetter from a mother to her daughter on the day of her wedding
      On January 1, 1857, Hannah Thomas Adams married Azel Washburn, a 27-year-old fisherman. Her mother, Hannah Thomas Brewster Adams, wrote her a note which reads: To Hannah on the day of her marriage Dear and only daughter in part Farewell! Ever since your birth you have been with me and an object ...
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  • A carriage ride on the beachA carriage ride on the beach
    Who’s ready for a day at the beach? Maybe not like this, but the weather sure looks nice here!   Source: Image from the Local History Room Image Collection IC7.
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  • Memorial DayMemorial Day
    Take a look at this snapshot of the 1946 Memorial Day parade as the procession, led by marshall Winfield Keene, exiting Evergreen Cemetery.   Source: Image from the Local History Room Image Collection IC7.  
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  • Combating an Invasive Species: The Gypsy Moth InfestationCombating an Invasive Species: The Gypsy Moth Infestation
      Today, we may see gypsy moths outside our homes or in our woodlands and think nothing of them, but this insect has a tumultuous history in the United States. In 1869, an amateur entomologist imported this species from Europe to his home in Medford, Massachusetts. He intended to use the moths to ...
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  • Arbor DayArbor Day
      Happy Arbor Day! Here are a couple snapshots of some lovely trees from the orchard behind “C. Drew’s house” on Summer Street. C. Drew either refers to Charles Drew or Christopher Prince Drew, co-founder of C. Drew and Company, both of whom lived on Summer Street.     Source: Images from the Emily ...
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  • A Centennial, Military and Fancy Dress PartyA Centennial, Military and Fancy Dress Party
      1876 marked the 100th anniversary of nationhood for the United States. On April 12th of that year, a “Centennial, Military and Fancy Dress Party” was held at Fuller’s Hall (which burned down in 1900) in support of the “Massachusetts Women’s Centennial Fund.” The invitation above was sent to Horatio Adams, ...
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  • Childhood Hours by Cousin BenjaChildhood Hours by Cousin Benja
      Benjamin Mitchell (1827-1865), who wrote as Cousin Benja, is featured in this month’s exhibit. He spent all of his life in Kingston and composed poetry and essays primarily about nature, God, and the spirit. The following poem is included in a collection of his works, Poems and Letters, compiled by his ...
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  • Follow the Kingston Public Library on Instagram! @kingstonlibraryFollow the Kingston Public Library on Instagram! @kingstonlibrary
    @kingstonlibrary Keep up with all the latest  library news, or share some of your best photos!  Visit the Kingston Public Library Instagram here.  
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  • Summer Street, 1927Summer Street, 1927
    In March 1927, Emily Fuller Drew (seen here in her Tercentenary costume) took these photos of Summer Street, looking south toward the center of Town, just after Town Meeting voted to widen the street. Summer Street had been previously straightened and/or widened in 1846, 1856, 1905 and 1922, when a ...
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  • Seeing doubleSeeing double
      In the Local History Room we have a number of stereoscopic photographs, known as stereographs or stereoviews. These prints feature two nearly identical images, side by side, typically mounted on a 3.5-by-7-inch card. When viewed through a stereoscope, they create the illusion of a single three-dimensional picture. They were popular ...
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