Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Recent additions to our collection


KFPL congratulates Helen Humphreys, the new Poet Laureate for the City of Kingston. In this role, overseen by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Humphreys will work with library and City staff to develop programs and serve as our literary ambassador — an advocate for poetry, language and the arts within the community.

Beginning in May 2015, Helen will offer quarterly writing workshops and one-on-one sessions with emerging poets at libraries across Kingston.

Movies at KFPL

  • When: May 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Join us for a movie screening and plenty of snacks! DROP-IN is an online learning service that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Sign in with your library card and start learning today.

Digital Kingston - Your Stories, Our History

We've published an update to the Digital Kingston project, which digitizes and presents a selection of significant local history resources. Key features include a collection of historic Kingston newspapers, a pathfinder with links to local history and genealogy resources, and the Presents from the Past blog.

Library News

Tech Tutors

Looking to learn more about current technology or ask a question about e-readers, computers or the Internet? Our Tech Tutors are here to help.


Hoopla is a new digital collection that you can enjoy on your web browser, smartphone or tablet.  Borrow movies, television, audiobooks and music with just your library card and an Internet connection.

What's on Tomorrow

  • When: April 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    DROP IN. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles for newborns, pre-walkers, and their caregivers. Come meet other babies in the neighbourhood and cultivate pre-literacy skills.
  • When: April 29, 2015 - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Pittsburgh Branch at Program Room

    REGISTER. Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of movement for walkers to 23 months and their caregivers. Join the lively fun and strengthen your toddler’s pre-literacy skills.
  • When: April 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Lower Level

    REGISTER. Move your body! Jump, skip, hop and more in our NEW program, Play to Learn. Through play based activities and interactive books, children 2-years and up will develop their physical confidence.
  • When: April 29, 2015 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Pittsburgh Branch at Program Room

    REGISTER. Stories, songs, poetry and movement for 2- to 3-year-olds and their caregivers. Gather together to support your children’s love of books and help them grow into strong readers.
  • When: April 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    DROP IN. LEGO My Library returns!
    Come build and explore with our LEGO & DUPLO. A new building challenge every week. All materials provided. DUPLO is best suited for children 2 and up, LEGO for children 4 and up.
  • When: April 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Central Branch at Boucher Room

    Writing group