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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 THROUGH AUGUST 31 LISTED BELOW

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 PROGRAM FULL July 26 at 11:00 Register here for waiting list.

PJ Storytime for all ages July 26 at 7:00. Drop-in

Night Readers for ages 9-11 July 27 at 6:00. Bring you favorite Graphic Novel to this meeting. Please call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 to RSVP

Story and Craft for all ages July 28 at 10:30. Drop-in

Slime Workshop for ages 6-8 July 29 at 2:30. FULL PROGRAM-WAITING LIST FULL This program is sponsored and hosted by the Youth Advisory Council.Please call Hannele Minsk at 781-585-0517 x 6284 for more information.

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.

PJ Storytime for all ages August 2 at 7:00. Drop-in

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.

Story and Craft for all ages August 4 at 10:30. Drop-in

PJ Storytime for all ages August 9 at 7:00. Drop-in

End-of-Summer Reading Cupcake Party! for all Summer Reading Program readers. August 15 at 6:00 for Please RSVP by August 10.

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

The Science Behind the Sun and an Eclipse for all ages. August 17 at 6:30 Register here

Solar Eclipse Craft at the Kingston Waterfront Festival for all ages. August 19 at the Kingston Community Fun Tent.

Big Ryan at the Waterfront Festival for all ages August 19 at 11:00 and 1:00 at the Kingston Community Fun Tent.

Solar Eclipse 2017!!! All Ages. View it at the library. Special viewing glasses from NASA are available at the library. We will also be streaming live coverage from NASA in our meeting room. August 21 1pm to 4pm.

GreenArt Workshop for ages 7-12 FULL PROGRAM. August 22 at 11:00 Registration closed.

Scott Jameson, Magician for All ages at the Kingston Council on Aging. August 24 at 6:30 Registration through Kingston Recreation Department here. This is a Kingston Community Fun event.

 

 

 

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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