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 Kingston Public Library

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               6 Green Street, Kingston Massachusetts 02364          781-585-0517
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Wednesday, November 25th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, November 26th Closed
Friday, November 27th Closed
Saturday, November 28th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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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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and Audiobooks

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The Kingston Public Library Foundation

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

Well, the rains came and the wind blew, so we moved indoors, cramped our style a little, but those who ventured down to see us were not disappointed.  Face painting was wondrous, lots of books to browse for yound and old.  Gross receipts of $852 will certainly help with our work for the Library.  Museum passes, children's programs, staff workshops, Youth Advisory Council to name a few.  Thanks to all who supported this effort...students scouts and individual families without whom we could not have pulled it all together.


All Museum passes, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, are still available for your fall adventures.

Check it out...... save at the ticket booth of your favorite museum OR one you have never tried before.  Simply click on this link to reserve a pass.


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.

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, we 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 is on going...simply download the application and return to the Friends at 6 Green Street, Kingston together with your donation of $10 for the calendar year to become a member and help your Library to do even more to serve the community.

For more information, visit the Friends page!

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,

Y.A.C. 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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