Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library
The Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library, located at 85 MacCauley Street, is now open! The library is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am to 8:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm. For more information about the Rideau Heights Regeneration Strategy, visit the City of Kingston's website.
Pop-Up Library Service in Kingscourt and Rideau Heights
The library provided pop-up library service in North Kingston from September 2017 through the end of February 2018. The pop-up library offered services such as reservations pick-up and internet access. There was also a small browsing collection of books and DVDs and patrons were able to borrow and return materials.
Thank you to Rideau Heights Public School, Kingston Police and the City of Kingston for hosting our pop-up library service.
We held two public drop-in sessions at the Kingscourt Branch in early 2017 to gather feedback on pop-up library service. An online and paper survey was also conducted. A summary of the survey results is available.
The Kingscourt Branch is now permanently closed.
The City of Kingston has sold the property to the Limestone District School Board. The building is being used by the school board's contractor as a construction office while the new school is being built, and will then be demolished. The site of the former library branch will be used for the sports fields for the new intermediate/secondary school.
The Library will have a presence in the new school built on the QECVI/library site. The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) is providing the Library with enough space to house two kiosks or vending machines where they can be easily accessed by the public. The Library will also be able to utilize the community space in the school to offer programming.
For more information about this partnership between the City of Kingston, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and the LDSB, download the Report 016-047 to Kingston City Council January 2016 (pdf).