Here's what is going on at your library!

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One of our favorite events is coming up this Saturday, May 12th, from 9 am to 3 pm: the Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale. Great deals on books of all kinds, and some truly delicious baked goods. Face painting, too! See below for more information.

And as trees and flowers burst into bloom, there's another spring phenomenon that we're pretty excited about. We've been planning and watching with excitement as a bevy of Little Free Libraries are prepared for installation at various town properties around Kingston. The Little Free Libraries are being installed this week, and we'll be stocking them with books beginning next week.

Read on for activities and resources for children, teens, and adults. There's a lot planned for May.

We hope you'll join us!
A fun place for children and families

STEM Playgroup is back. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend this fun and informative program. The series begins on Wednesday, May 16 at 10:30 am. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. This is a six-week program  and registration is strongly suggested due to space considerations. The workshops are sponsored by the South Shore Community Action Council. To register please contact Debbie Wightman at 508-747-7575 ext. 6247 or email

Join in the fun as LEGOs at the Library continues on Monday nights at 5:30 pm. Come down and let your imagination inspire you to create. All creations will be on display in the Children's Room.

PJ Storytime is back for the summer. The program begins on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm and runs through August 8. Drop in and listen to new books and classic tales. For more information call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 ext.6282.

The Night Readers will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 pm in the Children's Activities Room. This month we're reading The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. All children ages 9-11 are welcome to join. For more information call Mrs. Legg at 781-585-0517 ext.6282.

Bonus program: If your child aged 8 to 15 is interested in learning how to play chess, see below for a great opportunity on May 18th!

Visit with Cooper the Library Dog on Monday, May 14 at 3:00. Cooper will be here with his pal Jen. He is a beautiful red standard poodle who loves to meet new people. Give him some love, read him a book, or just hang out with the best library dog around.

Other upcoming events:

Is the book that you were longing to read checked out? Try Overdrive for Kids. You can download some of your favorite ebooks and audiobooks to your tablet, phone, and computer. All you need is your library card and PIN.

A welcoming place for teens

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Our annual Book Spine Poetry Contest was a lot of fun for all who participated. The contest ended on April 30. Kingston resident Lisa Warren was the winner for her poem. You can see all the submissions on our Facebook page and on our new Instagram page.

Learn how to play Chess on Friday, May 18 at 3 pm. Kristen Anderson from Hudson Chess will be here to offer pointers and guidelines to players of all skill levels. This program is for ages 8-15. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online, call 781-585-0517 or email Hannele Minsk at

Our next Youth Advisory Council meeting is on Friday, May 18 at 4 pm in the children's activities room. We look forward to seeing you there. If you haven't joined YAC and want to know more about the group email Hannele Minsk or call 781-585-0517 ext. 6284.

A gathering place for the community

Improve your chess skills. Learn the basics or take your game to the next level.

Kristen Anderson from Hudson Chess will be here on Monday, May 21 from 1 to 3 pm to offer pointers and guidance to players of all skill levels. Gain awareness of the movements and roles of each piece. Learn the best opening moves and early game strategy. Master tactics like pins, forks, skewers, and discovered checks. Learn how to react to and reach check, checkmate and stalemate.

Register online, or for more information, contact the library at 781-585-0517 ext. 6284 or email to Hannele Minsk. Registration is required as space is limited.  
The Kingston Public Library Book Group will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 pm. This month we will be reading This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. If you would like the library to help you locate a copy, call 781-585-0517 ext. 6272.

The Kingston Public Library Group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 5:30-8:30 pm. We love our food, and we love our books. Join us for a light supper and a lively discussion. Newcomers are welcome. The selection for the June meeting is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.

The Spring Author Talks series concluded with a talk by Kingston author Lisa Duffy.

We're working on the fall line-up right now, so stay tuned!

Coming up on June 2nd, join us in the Library parking lot for our second New England Electric Auto Association Hybrid/Electric Ride & Drive Event. More info here.


AtoZ databases is a simple user-friendly search tool for job seekers, students, small business owners, career counselors and more. You can search businesses by job title, keyword or business name. Search for jobs, mailing lists and sales leads, business profiles, and people.

Attend webinars on how to find a job, write a resume, and prepare for an interview, and more. All you need is your library card.

   A source for information and recreation 

    The Friends of the Kingston Public Library will be holding their
    Spring Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 12 from 9 to 3
    in the library meeting room. The Friends are hard at work   
    sorting and preparing the books to bring you a wide variety to
    choose from. Enjoy your search for the perfect book and pick up   
    a delicious treat from the bake sale table. 

After a long hard winter Spring is finally here!

     School may still be in session for another couple of months, but you can celebrate the season   
     with our Heritage Plantation passes. This is a perfect way for a family to take advantage of
     beautiful gardens, art exhibits, the adventure park, the hidden hollow and much more. You can 
     reserve the passes online or by calling 781-585-0517.
     The passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Kingston Public Library through their fundraising
     efforts. Please support them, so they can continue to bring you these and other enhancement to
     library services. 


Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries will be located in seven different locations around Kingston: Town Hall, Gray's Beach, The Ah-de-nah, Rocky Nook Brewster Park, The Reed Community Building, Sampson Park, and Kingston Intermediate School.  Libraries were built by the Silver Lake Regional High School Carpentry Program.

Kingston's Little Free Libraries are a Kingston Community Fun program, a collaboration of the Kingston Recreation Department, Kingston Public Library, Kingston Council on Aging, and The Adams Center. For this project, others also contributed: the Silver Lake schools, Department of Streets, Trees, and Parks, and residents.

Click here for more info. 
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