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Welcome to Summer in the Children's Room!

Sign-up for the Build a Better World Summer Reading Program beginning June 6! We are teaming-up with the Kingston Animal Shelter. Call us at 781-585-0517 x6273 for more information and click here to register online. We can mail you a reading log and the Shelter's Wish List. Drop-in, too! We would love to see you :) Runs through August 15 (Cupcake Party) and is open to children entering grades K-6 in the fall. This year's Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, the Kingston Town Employees Union, Kingston Community Fun, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Library System and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Suggested Reading List Grades K-3

Suggested Reading List Grades 3+

Suggested Reading List for Grades 1-5 Age Appropriate Advanced Reading

Programs listed below require registration and age restrictions. Scroll down for our drop-in programs.

Ooch! Yo-Yo Dance Program for ages 5+ at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. June 29 at 7:00 Register here.

Science Tellers for ages 5+ July 10 at 6:00 Register here.

Let's Explore Science--Volcanoes for ages 6-10 July 12 at 11:00 Register here.

Night Readers for ages 9-11 July 13 at 6:00. Call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 to RSVP

Let's Explore Science--Water, Water Everywhere for ages 6-10 July 19 at 11:00 Register here.

Music Demonstration featuring Shu-Hui Chen for ages 5+ July 25 at 6:30. RSVP here or call the library at 781-585-0517 x6273.

Music Clinic for ages 5+ July 26 at 6:30 and 7:15 (30 minute clinics). Click here for 6:30 and here for 7:15 on the time you wish to sign-up for. Limited to six people per clinic. Taught by pianist Shu-Hui Chen. Please call the library 781-585-0517 x6273 if you would like more information.

Let's Explore Science--Nest Building 101 for ages 6-10 July 26 at 11:00 Register here.

Night Readers for ages 9-11 July 27 at 6:00. Call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 to RSVP

Music Demonstration featuring Shu-Hui Chen for ages 5+ August 1at 6:30. RSVP here or call the library at 781-585-0517 x6273.

Let's Explore Science--Bubble Mania for ages 6-10 August 2 at 11:00 Register here.

Music Clinic for ages 5+ August 2 at 6:30 and 7:15 (30 minute clinics). Click here for 6:30 and here for 7:15 on the time you wish to sign-up for. Limited to six people per clinic. Taught by pianist Shu-Hui Chen. Please call the library at 781-585-0517 x 6273 for more information.

Music Clinic for ages 5+ August 3 at 6:30 and 7:15 (30 minute clinics). Click here for 6:30 and here for 7:15 on the time you wish to sign-up for. Limited to six people per clinic. Taught by pianist Shu-Hui Chen. Please call the library at 781-585-0517 x 6273 for more information.

Night Readers for ages 9-11 August 10 at 6:00. Call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 to RSVP

Animal World Experience--Adoption Option for ages 4+ August 16 at 6:30 Register here

GreenArt Workshop for ages 7-12 August 22 at 11:00 Register here

Scott Jameson, Magician for All ages at the Kingston Council on Aging. August 24 at 7:00 Registration through Kingston Recreation Department (Registration not active yet). Kingston Community Fun

 

Drop-in Programs (All children attending drop-in programs need adult caregiver supervision).

Legos --Mondays at 5:30. (ongoing) Ages 5+

STEM Toy Time --Tuesdays at 10:30 (through June 27). All Ages. Drop-in

PJ Storytime --Wednesdays at 7:00 (June 7-August 9) All Ages. Drop-in

Story and Craft --Fridays at 10:30 (June 16-August 11) All Ages. Drop-in

Craft Redux --Saturdays at 3:00 (June 17-August 12) All Ages. Drop-in

Solar Eclipse Informational Talk --August 17 at 6:30. All Ages. Drop-in

Big Ryan at the Waterfront Festival -- August 19 at 11:00 and 1:00. All Ages. Drop-in.

Solar Eclipse Craft sponsored by NASA and the Kingston Public Library at the Waterfront Festival -- August 19 all day. All Ages. Drop-in.

Solar Eclipse at the Kingston Public Library -- August 21 starting at 11:30. All Ages. Drop-in.

 

We welcome the YMCA's Summer Fun Club and the Town of Kingston Summer Playground Program to the Children's Room. Children can check out books with their library card. We put books aside in case your child forgot their card, but we have to put them back on the shelves after a couple of days.If your camp would like to plan a weekly visit to the Kingston Public Library during the summer or any school vacation week, please call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282.

 

 

 

Use your library card to access these online resources:

 

Miss Humblebee's Academy
Learning games for Preschoolers!

 

Use Novelist for Reading Ideas!

 

Use Pebble Go for K-3 Science

 

Use FactCite for Beginner Biographies

Use FactCite for Mythology

 

LIBRARY EBOOK CATALOG - Downloadable ebooks in print and audio formats for your e-reader and other devices!

LIBRARY CATALOG

Kids InfoBits: Complements primary school curriculum. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

 

General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica
"Kids" interface with content from Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia, and Merriam-Webster's Student dictionary and Thesaurus. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

 

Britannica Learning Zone
Preschool edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

Britannica School Edition
Elementary school edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Funded by MBLC and MLS.

 
 

Additional Kingston web sites for children:

Schoolhouse
Kingston Elementary School and Kingston Intermediate School
Sacred Heart Elementary School and Early Childhood Center
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Kingston Recreation Department
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