Your Library, Your Community

The Kingston Library’s planned renovation project will modernize a historically significant Midtown building, enhancing this valued community asset with 21st century resources to better serve EVERYONE.

The library has been working on a major renovation plan for the last 10 years. We interviewed residents, business owners and civic leaders in 2013 to hear what the community wanted from their library. The library board listened to your input and created a master plan to give Kingston residents the library they deserve. This plan included the recent renovations to the Children’s and Teen rooms, and improvements to the outdoor spaces. Funding the remaining renovations through a bond is the most cost-effective option for completing the library project master plan.

Kingston residents had the opportunity to vote on funding the final phase of the library renovation project on Sept. 20, 2022. It was approved.

 

 

 

2024

February

Demolition has begun!  Can you name these spaces?

February

Opening up walls has exposed all kinds of hidden treasure, including a cast iron mantle.  The company is still in business on Long Island!

2023

Monday, October 30

We anticipate reopening uptown at our temporary location.  See you at 61 Crown Street very soon!

Monday, October 16

We're closed for two weeks as we move to our temporary location.

Thursday, August 31

Drilling test wells for geothermal heating and cooling starts. If all goes as hoped for, the Library will no longer use any fossil fuels.  All of our electricity comes from a solar array off Albany Avenue.

Friday, March 3

Members of the Calgi Construction Management team visit for preliminary inspections.

Wednesday, January 18

Calgi Construction Management team members doing an initial assessment of the basement.

2022

Tuesday, September 1

vote dayVoters passed the $14m bond issue to fund the final and largest phase of renovations and upgrades to the library building at 55 Franklin Street.  

Wednesday, August 24

Three information sessions, including one with Spanish translation, were held to explain the proposal and answer community questions.

teen room in library with couches, table, chairs
 

Your Meeting Place

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Your Access to Information

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Your Sustainable Future

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Completed Renovation Projects

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Community Information Sessions

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Project Finances

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Your Vote

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