Community Library

Library

Dear customer

The library will be adapting the way we do business to keep us all safe in the current situation.  We have made the decision to close the library to the general public as of 4.30pm, Tuesday 24th March.

To service our community we have changed our delivery structure. Sheree and Jane will still be working Monday to Friday, as long as the school remains open, so we will be able to provide you with – Books - DVD’s – Magazines that we have here in the library.

How?
- You can either reserve your items online at https://onecard.network/client/en_AU/kingston/

OR

- Over the phone on 8767 3003.
- You will receive notification when your items are available.
- Call us to arrange a collection time.
- Items to be collected from our front door.

Not sure what you want to reserve? No worries, we can chat over the phone and do your selections for you.

If you need urgent access to a computer, please ring and discuss your needs.

Also remember you have access to our digital services at https://onecard.network/client/en_AU/kingston/ which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital newspapers and magazines.  Ancestry.com is also available from home at the moment. If you have any trouble accessing these, please give us a call.

Please note we are closed on Saturdays until further notice.

Kingston Community School Library

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.

Web Site

http://www.kingstonlibrary.com.au

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.

Library Services

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.

Membership

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.