Interim Library Service in Kingscourt and Rideau Heights
Planning is underway for a pop-up library service for the Kingscourt and Rideau Heights neighbourhood for the period between the closure of the Kingscourt Branch and the opening of the library located in the Rideau Heights Community Centre. The pop-up library would make scheduled stops across the two districts and could offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access and could house a small collection of materials. We are looking for feedback on locations, services and hours for the pop-up library service.
We'll be holding two public drop-in sessions at the Kingscourt Branch to gather feedback. Please stop by on Thursday, March 2, or Saturday, March 4, between 2 and 4 PM to share your thoughts.
Can't make it to the drop-in sessions? Fill out our online survey.
The City of Kingston has come 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. The branch will close in the late spring of 2017. The exact closing date will be annouced before the end of March and the library is exploring options for providing library service to Kingscourt residents until the construction in Rideau Heights is complete.
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 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.
- View the floor plans for the library and community centre (pdf).
- Read the KFPL Branch Services Master Plan: Building our Future.
- Download the Report to Kingston City Council July 2014 (pdf).
We welcome your comments and suggestions by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at Library in Rideau Heights, 130 Johnson St, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 1X8.