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Friends of the Kingston Library

Kingston Library provides great resources for research, learning, and enjoyment for local residents, but the library can get only so far on tax money. That's where Friends of the Kingston Library comes into play. Through various volunteer and fundraising efforts, Friends of the Kingston Library works hard to improve every aspect of the library, including the facilities, the collection, and the programs offered. All of us in Friends appreciate the cultural and educational value of Kingston Library, and we hope you'll join us in helping to make the library the best it can be.

What We Do

In its efforts to improve Kingston Library as a public resource for all area residents, Friends of the Kingston Library gets involved with the Library in a variety of ways, including:

Friends of the Kingston Library's official relationship with the Kingston Library is outlined in further detail here.

How You Can Help

For all of these activities, Friends of the Kingston Library must rely on the support of volunteers. This requires people like you to fill many different roles, including:


Are you interested in seeing what's ahead for Friends? Join us at one of our quarterly membership meetings, where we discuss business and occasionally hold special programs. Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of March, June, September, and December at 6:00 PM in the library.

Join In

Do you love the library as much as we do? If so, we welcome you to join us in helping to make the library even better. No matter what level of help you're able to offer, whether it's volunteering or donating money, any help is always appreciated. To become a member, please download the application form below, fill it out, and seal it in an envelope with a check made out to Friends of the Kingston Library. You can either drop off your envelope at the library circulation desk or mail it to the library at 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY 12401. All donations to Friends of the Kingston Library are tax-deductible.

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Contact Us

Got a question or something you'd like to send us? Send postal mail to:

Madeline Hoetger, President
Friends of the Kingston Library
55 Franklin Street
Kingston, NY 12401

Or, if you prefer, send us an e-mail at Friends E-mail Address.