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Trees in Kingston

KFPL Live: Trees in Kingston

Thinking of planting a tree on your property, or about taking one down?  Maybe you're concerned about a neighbour's tree, or one on municipal property.  Or would you like to honour someone with a Memorial Tree?  Come learn about Kingston's Forest Management Plan, Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy, and revised Tree Bylaw.  Free to all adults but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance:  online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888.  Tuesday, February 19, at Isabel Turner branch, at 7 p.m.  (This presentation will be the same as the earlier one at Calvin Park on Saturday, February 9.)

Central Branch Renovations

Central Branch Renovations

Stay informed and up-to-date with all the latest news about the Central Branch Renovations, and all active projects at the library at the Engage KFPL community portal.

KFPL Indigenous Advisory Council Participation Meeting

Members of all communities are welcome to attend this meeting to discuss the formation of an Indigenous Advisory Council at KFPL. The IAC will guide the library in developing Indigenous collections, programming, resources and spaces. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to help shape this exciting initiative. Takes place at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, February 27, at Calvin Park branch.

May We Suggest

May We Suggest

Just like you, our staff have a variety of likes and interests, so if you're stuck looking for your next book, you can ask us.

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loans

Self-serve interlibrary loans allows patrons to search and request items from other Ontario public library systems. Learn more about signing up for an account.

Kingston's annual weekend boardgame an comic convention: King Con. March 8 - 10, 2019

King Con 2019: Save the Date & Call for Vendors!

Kingston’s preeminent festival of comics, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and other exciting forms of fandoms will return to Sydenham Street United Church on Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10. Save the date for exciting guests and speakers, cool workshops, loads of gaming, and the return our riveting Kosplay Contest! At this point, we invite applications from local artists and artisans who are interested in particpating in our vendors' fair. The application form and more info about this popular event are available on our King Con website!

family literacy day

January 27, 2019, is the 20th Anniversary of Family Literacy Day!

In honour of the twentieth anniversary of Family Literacy Day, we're encouraging families to Take 20!  Every day, take 20 minutes (or more!) to read, write, talk, sing and play with your child(ren).  To encourage local children to learn language and literacy skills through play, we will be refreshing our learning toys available in the children's sections of Calvin Park and Isabel Turner branches.  Come play!