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 Kingston Public Library

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               6 Green Street, Kingston Massachusetts 02364          781-585-0517
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The Library is now open on Fridays, 10:00 to 5:00.

You asked for more hours. We made it happen. Everybody wins.
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Library's event calendar

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Download magazines to a computer, phone or e-reader.

Library Hours

Monday  1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays and holidays.

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Look up Online Resources

Reserve Museum Passes

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Planning the
Library's future

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and Audiobooks

Download Library Apps
for smartphones
Need a library card? If you don’t already have one, register online.

The Kingston Public Library Foundation

Bus Trip to NYC, Saturday, April 25th
Join beloved art teacher Evelyn Dunbar as she escorts another of her delightful one-day trips to New York City on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Evelyn has been escorting wonderful, educational trips to The City for over 25 years. This time, proceeds from the trip will benefit the Kingston Public Library.

Enjoy great food, conversation, and congenial company as you learn a little art history on this charter bus trip to visit museums or other NYC destinations of your choice. Tickets are only $70 if purchased by the end of February ($75 after that).

You can register on the KPLF website.  Registration forms are also available at the Library.

Glass Icicles
Local artist SJ Davis created beautiful glass icicles for the Library to sell. The large icicles are $30 and the small ones are $20. All proceeds benefit the Kingston Public Library.

The Kingston Public Library Foundation supports the Library through fundraising. Funds are used primarily to purchase books and other library materials, and have been instrumental in helping the Library retain state certification during the recent years of reduced municipal funding. You can support the Library and the Foundation by responding to fundraising mailings, making donations at the Library, or giving online at We are grateful for every donation, large or small.

Friends of the Kingston Public Library

Most Museum passes funded by the Friends of the Library are still available for your weekend adventures. Check it out and see how you can save at the ticket booth.

Click here to reserve a pass today!


Who are the Friends of the Kingston Public Library?
The Friends of the Kingston Public Library are a group whose purpose is volunteerism and fundraising as well as supplementing and sponsoring library programs.

How do the Friends help the Kingston Public Library?
The Friends fundraising proceeds from the Spring and Fall annual book sales, library book cart and YOUR membership in the Friends help support the funding of museum passes, library programs, the Youth Advisory council and Early Literature programs for children, this Winter "Puppet Story Time.".

Why become a member of the Friends of the Kingston Public Library?
You can choose to be as involved as you want. We know we can count on you for support, whether it’s just by being a member of our ranks or by volunteering to help out from time to time. In addition, the membership fees help us to help the library.

If you are not a member or need to renew your membership dues, I strongly encourage you to join the Friends. Your membership and donations make it possible for the library to grow and to offer more programs and services. Donations are gratefully accepted at any time and can be mailed to The Friends, Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street, Kingston, MA 02364. Our 2015 membership campaign has begun...simply download the application and return to the Friends at 6 Green Street, Kingston together with your donation of $10 to become a member and help your Library to do even more to serve the community.

For more information, visit the Friends page!

Homebound Services

At Home With Your Library:
Library Services for the Homebound

We bring the Kingston Public Library to you!

We deliver books and other library materials(audio books, magazines, videos and DVDs) to Kingston residents who are not able to come to the library in person.

For more information, click here.

New at the Reference Desk

Global Road Warrior
Practical information for world travelers, covers
175 countries. Funded by the Kingston Public Library.
See all of our reference databases here!

New on the Readers Page

Take a look at our newsletters, including our quarterly KPL Connection and recent issues.

KPL Fiction Spotlight

KPL Nonfiction

KPL Audiobooks

KPL Teen Spotlight

KPL Children's


New in Children's Services



Please visit the Kid's Page to learn about upcoming events and to see what's going on in the KPL Children's Room.


New in the Teen Space

Check out more programs, events, pictures,

T.A.B. info and more on the Teen Page!

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Local History

What's in the exhibit case in the Library lobby?
Go to the Local History page to find out.
Check out the Local History blog
Pique of the Week

For more information, contact the Archivist
at 781-585-0517 x123 or by email.

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