Strategic Plan

We are near completion of our Strategic Planning for the Library.  We received a great response from our surveys and had a well-attended, productive afternoon of Listening Sessions last April.  It was good for us to hear what people in the community want from their local library and the committee is in the process of prioritizing these wishes and establishing goals and objectives.

If you missed it, here is the link for the PowerPoint presentation and below are some photos of the Listening Sessions.



Join the Kensington Public Library as it looks towards its 125th Anniversary and plans for a vital future for our community!

In 2020 the Kensington Public Library will celebrate its 125th year in its present location providing its patrons with free access to information and materials. The library traces its history to 1767 when the first library was formed as “The Social Library of Kensington” and has been serving the community out of the same brick building that Joseph Hilliard donated in 1895.

We have recently initiated a Strategic Planning Process for the future direction of the library and the role it plays in the town.  A committee representing a cross-section of the town has been formed to achieve these goals, but we want Kensington residents (both library and non-library users) to help us make the library a place that can be an integral part of the community for all!