Special Book Sale/Open House on October 12th

On Saturday, Oct. 12th; Friends and the Kingstowne Center for Active Adults will both have a special event! The KCAA will be featuring its open house. Friends will have its special “second Saturday” sale.

We look forward to seeing you!

How Friends helps the library.

The Friends would like to take a moment to list some of the ways in which it fulfills its mission. The following is a list of upcoming programs, as well as past purchases that Friends of Kingstowne Library have funded for the Kingstowne branch.


  • Wild and Wonderful -Nov, Jan – May 2013, Sept 2013 through June 2014 (16 total)
  • Child and Me Yoga – April, May, June, Nov, Dec 2013
  • Wee Got the Beat – Jan , Sept 20th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th 2013
  • Kofi Dennis – Jan 28th 2013
  • Teddy Bears Picnic puppet show (Bob Brown) – March 26th
  • Origami Fun (Teen Read Week)- Supplies – Oct 17th
  • Improv and Comedy Theater (Teen Read Week) – Oct 19th
  • Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres – Jan 31, 2014


  • A water cooler and water for staff use
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week Gifts and Food
  • The annual volunteer appreciation luncheon
  • Thanksgifting (an event in which toys are purchased and shown, then donated)
  • Book Bags sold behind the counter
  • Book Sale supplies and support items
  • The Summer Reading Program Dragon
  • The Summer Reading Program gifts (pails and shovels)
  • Mutts Gone Nuts (an exciting childrens program)
  • Candy for volunteers to snack on.
  • Tie Die t-shirts (in support of an event)
  • An Emergency Radio and Blanket
  • An Edible Arrangement for the staff at Christmas time
  • The Arts and Crafts program
  • The Dr. Seuss birthday Program
  • Dairy queen Cards as a gift for book sale volunteers
  • Subscription to periodicals
  • A digital camera for use in the branch.
  • Next Friends meeting, Oct 15th, 2013. 7PM in the Library

    Our next meeting is just under a month away. We will be meeting at 7:00PM in the large meeting room of the Kingstowne library.

    Topics to be discussed:
    – Continued advocacy from Friends group in support of positive changes in the library.
    – Various events in the library community (Foundation Jubilee, Board Meetings…)
    – An annual budget for our Friends group.

    We hope to see you there!

    Thank you Friends!

    Thank you everyone who came out to support us at our July meeting. It was an extremely productive meeting. We were able to conduct officer elections, revise our bylaws, review our budget, and have an in-depth discussion on some of the upcoming changes to the library system.

    Full meeting notes will be available shortly.

    Meeting notes from April 16th meeting

    The meeting notes from our April 16th, 2013 meeting have been posted. You may view them via the “quarterly meetings” link at the top of the page.