There are story hours for both toddlers and young children, origami-folding, chess and yoga for toddlers and kids. Puppeteers, hawk-handlers, singers, mimes and other entertainers-cum-educators are featured on “Super Saturday” mornings, and middle school students can brush up on their math.
The Library also ties in with the arts. It features rotating monthly shows by local artists; and last summer a colorful art shed, slightly larger than a phone booth, was hoisted onto the grounds, serving as the impromptu studio for several resident artists. Now there’s an opportunity for anyone to make their creative mark: On May 21, the Library is inviting members of the community to create their own mini-murals out of chalk on the grounds. The chalk drawing will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., and artists must register, with forms available at the library or online. Now, if only each mural was a portal to a magical world, as Bert’s drawing was for Mary Poppins!
For more information, call Heather Ohlson at (845) 750-7239 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Kingston Library is located at 55 Franklin Street in Midtown Kingston. You may want to make a day of it by attending the Friends of Kingston Library book sale, which starts at 10 a.m. Hardcovers will go for as little as $1 and paperbacks 50 cents, while audiobooks CDs, and DVDs will for sell for three-for-$2.