Pop-Up Library Service in Kingscourt and Rideau Heights
The library is providing pop-up library service in North Kingston. This service will remain in place until the new Rideau Heights Branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library offers services such as reservations pick-up and internet access. There is also a small browsing collection of books and DVDs and patrons are able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:
Kingston Police Headqarters, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2:00-4:00pm
Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm
Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10:00am -12:00pm and Saturdays 2:00-4:00pm
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 come to an agreement with the Limestone District School Board regarding the sale of the Kingscourt Branch property. Formal transfer of the property takes place on October 2, 2017, and the building will then be 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).
Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library
Construction for the community centre and library branch in Rideau Heights is well underway and the facility is expected to open in early 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Library in Rideau Heights, 130 Johnson St, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1X8.