Stars & Lights: Portraits from the Dark with David Zapatka

North Kingstown lighthouse photographer, David Zapatka, joins us to update his exciting night lighthouse project USA Stars & Lights.

His Stars & Lights Project, started in 2013, was adopted in 2018 by the United States Lighthouse Society to continue photographing working lighthouses at night on the national scale. His recent trips to far eastern Maine and North Carolina will be highlighted, along with a look back on the humble Rhode Island beginnings of the project. Join us as David shares his exciting nighttime adventures in photography from around the country.

David is the President of the Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse and the creator of our Rhode Island Lighthouse license plate. 

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Read Beyond the Beaten Path

 

Go to nklibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker App. 
For more information, check the bottom of the page for additional printouts on Programs and the Summer Reading Program.
Contact 401-294-3306  ext 7 for in person help.

4th of July

The North Kingstown Free Library will be closed Monday, July 4th for the 4th of July.

LIBRARY REDECORATION

Pardon our appearance, the Library is getting a facelift. 

LIBRARY REDECORATION PROJECT

We are happy to report that the project is on schedule!

    •  The Youth Services Department has opened fully. Fiction has opened to the Public while still addressing certain issues. 
    •  The lower level is completely closed to the public while work is being done. Computer usage, Copying, Scanning and Printing is available in the Meeting Room.

For the most up to date information please check our website, social media, the whiteboard in the library’s entry or call 294-3306.

Check out our series of photos of this project on Flickr

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.

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.


 

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.

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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

Information About Phone Scam Involving Library Fines

 

North Kingstown Free Library is aware that some Rhode Island residents are actively being targeted by a phone scam impersonating their local library. The scam caller claims the resident owes a library fine (usually around $48) and prompts them to press a number to be connected to a librarian to pay off their fine.

The Library will never call patrons to collect fines. Automated calls from the library are used only to inform patrons that their library materials are ready for pickup, or that materials are overdue. These automated calls are used only if a patron has selected phone messages as their preferred communication method.

Phone scams like this are not uncommon and do not indicate any breach of the Library’s customer data. Similar library targeted phone scams have been reported across the world since at least 2015. If you receive or have received a call of this nature please file a report with the FTC here https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/assistant

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