KINGSTON —What is new at the library?

Technology assistance by appointment. Call to reserve an appointment. We can meet with you via Zoom or make other social distanced, safe meeting arrangements.

Call, email or go to our library catalog to reserve your library materials. We will call you when they are ready to pick up. We are at the library taking your calls: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Call us at 642-3521.

Appointment times that are available: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The staff training and the building preparations continue. The carpet and upholstered chairs were cleaned on Tuesday and we are getting our MERV13 filters installed soon in the HVAC system to make your visit safer.

We continue to train the team in the CDC Universal Guidelines for cleaning and we are practicing the safe handling of all library materials. As a result of the REALM project data, we have extended the quarantine of library materials from 3 to 4 days. We appreciate your patience as we plan to safely open. We will be happy to see you in the library when we are ready.

Book Drop Open & Curbside Pick Up: Kingston Community Library is accepting returns in our Book Drop. We are also offering curbside pickup of reserved items, by appointment only. Patrons can reserve items through our online catalog system. Just browse the catalog, login using your 14 digit library card number, find your chosen item and hit ‘reserve’. When your item is available, we will contact you to arrange a pick up time.

Interlibrary Loans: If you have a book that is owned by another library we would like you to return it.

The materials are owned by other libraries and they would like their books back.

Are we accepting donations?

No, we are not accepting donations at this time. Please do not put them in the book drop.

Accepting Reserves for New Books! We're happy to resume accepting request for copies of upcoming releases! Review the list of titles that will be released this month in our library catalog (Kingston-library.org), under the ‘list’ tab. If you'd like to reserve a copy of one of these books, please contact us with your library card number either by phone or email, and we'll add you to the list! We can be reached at 603-642-3521 or info@kingston-library.org

Did you know you can access Ancestry.com from home? Log in to the Kingston Community Library catalog using your 14-digit library card number. Search for “Ancestry”. From the results page, click on the link that says "Click here to access Ancestry Library Edition" to access Ancestry.com from the comfort of your home until July 31, 2020. Please contact the library at 642-3521 or at info@kingston-library.org with any questions.

FOR THE CHILDREN:

As we wrap up our Summer Reading Program, we would like to say a huge thank you to the Friends of Kingston Library for their continued support and funding of all children’s programming, also to the community for making this summer such a great success… THANK YOU ALL!

Live Story Times on Facebook! Visit Kingston Community Library's Facebook page for live story times with Miss Hayley! On Wednesday’s at 10:30am we have a pre-school story time, followed by a watch at home craft video! Don’t forget to Check out the library’s Story Walk and look out for a new and exciting story coming soon!

Wednesday 8/5 & 8/19 4pm – 6pm: Coding for Girls with Googles Applied Digital Skills Curriculum & NASA@MyLibrary: For girls aged 10-15 years, this two-session program will cover coding creations, programming, design and much more! Snack and drink included, sign up necessary, please call to reserve your space!

Children’s Themes book bags available for checkout! Call to reserve a children’s themed book bag, titles include dragons, camping, the beach, unicorns and fairies, Mo Willems and many more! Visit our website for more info and reserve yours today www.kingston-library.org.

 

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