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               6 Green Street, Kingston Massachusetts 02364          781-585-0517
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Monday  1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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*Starting July 11, 2014, we will be open on Fridays from 10:00 to 5:00.

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The Kingston Public Library Foundation

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 invites you to celebrate spring in New York City on Saturday, April 26th.

We invite you to join us for our annual one-day trip to NYC. We are fortunate to have Evelyn Dunbar escorting our trip once again. Her 25+ years of experience always make her trips very popular, so book early! Our tour coach will leave the Kingston Town House at 6:00 a.m. and return between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. The bus will drop us off and pick us up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Ave. Evelyn will share her knowledge of several art museums with us as we travel to The City. Those who wish to visit other attractions are free to explore at their leisure.

The cost of the trip remains $70. The trip is open to adults and high school students with an accompanying adult. For more information call Ellen Cook at 781-582-0661 or email To register online, visit the Foundation website.

Kingston residents please note: April 26th is Town Election Day in Kingston. Please make sure to vote by absentee ballot!

Location: Bus leaves from Town House.


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

Friends of the Kingston Public Library Sixth Annual Book and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Friends of the Kingston Public Library Sixth annual Book and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 (book sale rain date May 17, 2014.) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street. This year’s collection includes thousands of paperbacks, children’s books, novels in almost perfect condition, art books, and a whole Dewey Decimal System of other subjects. We have a great collection at great prices! Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, which supports the Library through sponsoring programs and donations of museum passes, books, and other special purchases.

Volunteers and donations of baked goods are still needed. Please call Library Director Sia Stewart at (781) 585-0517x 122 to volunteer. This is a great community service project for kids! Donations of books (no textbooks or magazines, please) will be accepted at the Library during open hours.


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 such the recent memoir writing series and the Tuskegee Airman program.

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 other materials for the library.

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. To renew or to join the “Friends,” please download a membership form and drop it off at the library. You can also pick up a membership form at the Circulation desk at the library.

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

Learn languages everywhere you go with Mango Mobile Library Edition! The free app gives you access to Mango Language courses available through the library and works just like Mango online. Click here to set up a Mango account. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch or Android. Funded by the Kingston Public Library Foundation.
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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

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

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Local History

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at 781-585-0517 x123 or by email.

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