Opening hours during COVID-19
Kingston Community School Library will be open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 9.00am and 3.30pm - 4.30pm with a number of restrictions and protocols. The Library remains closed on Saturday mornings. We apologise for the change in opening hours BUT have to abide by the decision made by the Department for Education. They want to ensure minimal contact between students and community members to keep everybody safe.
As part of our services re-opening, coupled with our responsibilities for the health and safety of customers and staff in controlling the spread of COVID-19, the Library will be limited to 10 patrons at any one time (not including staff). Staff will monitor this. Please sign in at the Library front desk on arrival.
There is a time limit of 15 minutes for being inside the Library including urgent computer usage. Patrons are encouraged only to browse the collection, borrow resources, use computers and seek assistance with digital access.
Digital Library services such as e-books, e-audio books and digital magazines continue to be available any time, seven days a week.
Our returns chute is available 24/7.
You can now place holds on items from other Libraries.
Our community programs will not be operating. We will advise you when we are able to recommence these valuable services.
Whilst restrictions have been eased, we ask that you still:
- Adhere to social distancing guidelines of 1.5 metres distance from others
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell or have cold or flu symptoms
- Wash your hands often, wipe frequently touched surfaces and cover coughs and sneezes
Please adhere to these restrictions so we can keep the Library open!
Do not hesitate to contact the library with any questions on 8767 3003.
Kingston Community School Library
The Kingston Community School Library provides a free library service to the Kingston and district community. Located in the surroundings of the Kingston Community School, members of the public are welcome to visit the Library anytime during opening hours.
|Monday to Friday||8.30am - 4.30pm|
|Saturday||8.30am - 11.30am|
* The Library is closed for all Public Holidays, as well as the week between Christmas and New Year.
The library is a part of the Public Libraries SA One Card network and as such members have access to the entire state-wide collection through interlibrary loans. You can either order your items on line using our online catalogue and your membership card or call into the library and staff will assist you with this. Membership also opens up access to e-books and e-magazines and a range of state wide and local databases.
Free Internet is offered and a printer is available on request. Wireless Internet is accessible for those with their own devices and charging facilities are also available.
Our collection includes fiction and non-fiction items, including some in large print, magazines, audio books, local and state wide newspapers, and a large children’s section.
A coffee machine is available at a small cost.
Ask about our “Tech Tuesdays” where staff are available to help you with your changing technology needs. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
All items are available for a 3 week loan. Extension can be filfilled online, by phoning the library or calling in to see us.
Library Membership is free to all. If you are under 18 years of age, applications for library cards must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Baby Bounce and Rhyme
Come along to the Library and join in with our free fun sessions of Baby Bounce and Rhyme. These sessions are aimed at children 0-2 years, but big brothers and sisters are also very welcome as of course are parents, grandparents and caregivers.Baby Bounce and Rhyme is a lively, interactive and stimulating program, where parents and baby share songs, rhymes and actions to promote literacy skills.
Bring a rattle/musical instrument suitable for your baby to hold. These sessions are being held on every second Tuesday of every month from 9.30am - 10.30am.
Playgroup in Schools
Playgroup is held every Wednesday morning during term time (except for the first and last week of term) between 9.30am - 11.00am. Meet at the library and join in our free sessions. The Playgroup in Schools (PinS) programme is designed to promote early learning for families with children aged birth to preschool. We have a focus on “learning in the everyday” so the sessions will be based around fun, relaxed activities that can also be enjoyed at home with your child.