Due to their popularity, we have relocated most of our local history and genealogical resources to our Isabel Turner Branch so that they are readily accessible for researchers. These collections include microfilm, city directories, fire insurance plans and the UELAC and Kingston Branch OGS collections. Some items, such as maps and materials in our Special Collections, will be housed off-site but can be accessed upon request with a few days’ notice.
The Central Branch closed on November 26th. Thank you to everyone who shared their #KFPLstories and who joined us to dance the branch closed! We've been very busy since then. Here are a few updates on what has been happening:
Our temporary storefront location at 209 Wellington Street is up and running! You can get the latest and greatest movies and television shows from our media box, access wireless internet or use our computers, read the Kingston Whig-Standard or Globe and Mail, borrow from the small collection of new and popular items or get your questions answered by friendly library staff.
The moving of the Central Branch collections is well underway. Many items are in boxes in transit to the warehouse or in the process of being unpacked. Reservations may take a little longer than usual to be delivered from the Central collection as we finish unpacking and setting up our warehouse space. don;t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the status of an item.
Design and Construction Update
Our architects are busy working on the final documents needed to tender the project. We expect that the project will be tendered in January.
Join us on Saturday, November 26, 3-5 pm for “Farewell Central, Hello Wellington.” A branch with almost 40 years of service deserves a great party! Join us to celebrate the last day before renovations begin at our Central Branch. Book-themed costumes are encouraged. Enjoy refreshments (at both Central and Wellington) and then CFRC will DJ a dance party among the Central shelves with hits from the 70s to 2016. Show off your best moves and then, as we close, dance your way out the door! Join the Facebook event.
From November 19-27, use the hashtag #KFPLstories on Facebook or Twitter (or visit the whiteboard in the Central branch) to share your stories of the Central branch with us. Let’s take a moment to remember 38 wonderful years! Share your favourite memory at the Central Branch by writing it on a post-it or uploading to Facebook or Twitter. We'll be sharing as many of the memories as we can here on the Central Renovations page.