Summer Reading Kicks Off June 16!

Join us in experiencing summer reading in a brand new way. We invite children, teens, and adults to the NKFL Summer Challenge featuring fun-filled activities, badges, and great prizes. We are looking forward to exploring and learning this new summer challenge along with you. 
 
Sign up online or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app, beginning Wednesday, June 16. If you cannot sign up with a computer or smartphone, or have any questions or issues, call the library for assistance, (401) 294-3306.
 
You can register your reader account for one of the following programs:
Children, ages 3 - 5 years
Children, ages 6 - 11 years
Teens, grades 6 - 12
Adults, ages 18+
 
The Beanstack website includes tools to help you and your family discover books, keep track of your reading, and reach reading goals through badges, activities and book reviews. Log your reading and completed challenge activities to earn badges and raffle tickets for grand prizes such as gift cards from Inside Scoop, Newport Creamery, Jitters Café, Dave’s Marketplace and Amazon. 

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Library Donations

Does the library accept donations for the Book Nook sale? Yes! The library accepts donations, which are in good condition, year-round for the ongoing book sale in the Book Nook.

Where can I drop off donations? All donations must be dropped off on our Loading Dock


For more information about where to find the loading dock and what materials you can donate to the library, click here

COVID-19 Resources

Need resources relating to COVID-19? The library is pleased to announce its newest extensive website created by library staff regarding COVID-19. 

The website includes:

    • Information and Misinformation
    • Job and Employment Resources
    • Resources for Parents
    • Free Virtual Activities
    • Community Resources ... and so much more! 

Visit the website today!

Newspaper Articles From Home!

 

Search or browse a replica of the Providence Journal with full-color layouts of all news articles, graphics, advertisements, classifieds, weather reports, box scores, puzzles, cartoons and more. Available to North Kingstown card holders from home.



Provides access to full-text articles from the Standard-Times (2009 - current ) Available to North Kingstown card holders from home.




Provides access to full-text articles from The Independent (2003 - Current ) Available to North Kingstown card holders from home.


 

Ancestry available from home

Ancestry from Home, Please use Firefox. Ancestry, normally only available inside the library, is now available from home with a valid North Kingstown Library card and acompanying pin. You will be directed to the Ocean State Library catalog login. After you enter your credentials, you will be redirected to Ancestry.com.
Ancestry from inside the Library.

Outdoor Wifi - Always Available

Free Parking Lot WiFi Brought to you by Ocean State Libraries, the Rhode Island Foundation, Oshean and The Rhode Island Take It Outside initiative with a generous donation of equipment from the Infomation Technology Disaster Resource Center. Simply visit the North Kingstown Free Library and connect to the outside network, Library_ParkingLot, from your car or our outside seating.

Creativebug

Mindful Making

Creativebug has classes that will instruct and inspire you through this period of our lives. Keep your hands active and your mind engaged.

Click Here

South County Room Catalog

The South County Room of the North Kingstown Free Library houses many historic items related to the history of North Kingstown and surrounding areas. While most of our local history books can be found in the Ocean State Libraries catalog, our collections of historic photographs, documents, objects and more can be found at South County Room Collection Catalog. This catalog is by no means complete and will be growing over time, so please check back often!

Enter the South County Collection Catalog

Consumer Reports

NEW! Access to Ebsco’s Consumer Reports product. Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. We use our rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices. In today’s rapidly evolving world, what we do at Consumer Reports must be as transformative and groundbreaking as the new technologies, products and services entering people's lives every day. We are passionate about our work because we know how much is at stake for you. We succeed in our mission every time your family gets a little bit safer, your finances get more secure, new technologies get more trustworthy, and the future gets that much brighter. Together we are creating a fairer, safer, and healthier world. 

Using this electronic resource, patrons have access to reviews that Consumer Reports does not include in the magazine. 

 

 

Date: 
02/28/2019 - 2:25pm

Borrow Our Telescope!

The library now has an Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector telescope available for patrons aged 18 and older to borrow. The telescope, which was generously donated to us by Skyscrapers, Inc., is available to be borrowed for a period of one week. The telescope may be checked out or reserved downstairs at the Reference Desk.

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