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.


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.

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.

What's on Tomorrow

  • When: April 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Central Branch at Kennedy 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 27, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community 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 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    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. Registrations opens March 28 @ 9 a.m.
  • When: April 27, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Sydenham Branch at Community Room

    Drop In. Join us for this brand new musical program! Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children up to the age of 3 naturally develop language and early literacy skills. Experience hands-on play with bells, rhythm sticks, scarves, shakers and more.
  • When: April 27, 2015 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Gates Training Room

    Drop in at any time over the course of this informal two-hour session. Get a general overview of 3D printing, be introduced to tools that will help you design your own objects, check out some examples and see an object being printed.

    Each 3D Printing 101 Info Drop-In session is designed to introduce you to some of the concepts and technologies associated with three- dimensional printing.

    You will have a chance to use our computers to delve into the 3D printing community online and use your library card to access resources to take your learning further. You must have a valid library membership with Internet permission in order to use the computers in these sessions.
  • When: April 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Volunteer meeting to advise staff on Teen Services at the Library.