The City of Kingston has come to an agreement with the Limestone District School Board regarding the sale of the Kingscourt Branch property. The building will be demolished, and the site will be used for the sports fields for the new intermediate/secondary school. Because of the construction timelines for the new school, we have been able to extend the closing date of the Kingscourt Branch. The last day of operation for the Kingscourt Branch will be September 16, 2017. We are planning to commemorate library service in Kingscourt that day - stay tuned for more details.
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).
Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library
Construction for the community centre and library branch in Rideau Heights has begun and the facility is expected to open in January 2018.
We have included links to the following background information:
More about the Rideau Heights Regeneration plan on the City of Kingston web site.
Download the Report to Kingston City Council July 2014 (pdf).
We welcome your comments and suggestions. Contact us by contacting us at email@example.com or by mail at Library in Rideau Heights, 130 Johnson St, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1X8.
Interim Library Service in Kingscourt and Rideau Heights
Even though the Kingscourt Branch will be closing in September instead of June, the library is still planning to provide pop-up library service in North Kingston. The pop-up will help bridge the gap in service between when the Kingscourt Branch closes and the new library located in the Rideau Heights Community Centre opens in January 2018. The pop-up library will set up in regular locations in north Kingston and offer such services as reservations pick-up, Internet access and will house a small collection of materials. We have sought feedback on locations, services and hours for the pop-up library service and are working on securing locations and drafting a schedule now.
We held two public drop-in sessions at the Kingscourt Branch on March 2nd and 4th to gather feedback on pop-up library service. An online and paper survey was also conducted. A summary of the survey results is available.