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December 16, 2016

Project Update

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:

Wellington Storefront

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.

Moving

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.

November 14, 2016

Dance the Branch Closed!

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.
 

November 14, 2016

Share Your Memories

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. 

November 3, 2016

Where to Find Programs When Central Closes

Just because the Central Branch is closing doesn't mean our programs are ending. Here is where you will find our Central children's programs when the library closes for renovations.

Programs at Artillery Park

Books for Babies

Mondays at 10 a.m on November 7 to December 12, January 9 to February 13, April 3 to May 8 (except April 17). No registration required.

Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles for newborns and pre-walkers. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Fridays at 10 a.m on November 11 to December 16, April 7 to 12 (except April 14). No registration required.

Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children three and under will naturally develop language and increase their ability to hear the smaller sounds in words. Experience hands-on play with bells, rhythm sticks, scarves, shakers and more.

Play to Learn

Fridays at 10 a.m. on January 13 to February 17. Registration opens on December 17.

Move your body! Jump, skip, hop and more in this active program. Through play-based activities and interactive books, children two years and up will develop their physical confidence.

Family Storytime

Thursdays at 10 a.m. on November 10 to December 22 (except December 1), January 12 to February 16, April 6 to May 11. No registration required.

The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child's experience in learning socialization and pre-reading skills for life.

Programs at the Tett Centre

The Tett Kids Creativity Club

Saturday Mornings, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m on November 5, 2016 to May 6, 2017, (No programs December 24 or 31). Recommended for ages 4-10 and parents.

Sculpt, Draw, Dance, Create. For a $2 donation, families enjoy a variety of hands-on, creative arts activities. Join the club!

Family Storytime

Saturday Mornings, 10 - 10:40 a.m on November 5, 2016 to May 6, 2017, (No programs December 24 or 31). Open to all ages.

The whole family is encouraged to participate actively in stories, songs and movement activities to maximize your child's experience in learning socialization and pre-reading skills for life.

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