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KFPL Live: Jane Austen's Bad Boys

Jane Austen’s work is experiencing something of a resurgence during the pandemic, as romance must again deal with social distancing.  And just as in Regency England, it can be difficult to tell if a potential partner is a wise choice or a rogue.  Learn how Austen’s heroines select a suitor while fighting their own romantic urges in this online talk by Dr Erin Weinberg.  Saturday, January 30 at 2 p.m.  Register now to receive the Zoom link.

Register Online for a Library Card

Register Online for a Library Card

If you don't have Kingston Frontenac Public Library membership, you can now register online. Access all of our online services and digital collections, like Hoopla, cloudLibrary, and more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 Updates

KFPL branches are offering curbside pickup service only from December 28 through January 23 in compliance with the province's restrictions. Find out what’s available, what’s not, and how to prepare for a visit. Please check back here for updates and more information about available services. Read more about it.

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Now available to reserve!

Looking forward to getting out into nature once the stay-at-home order has passed? Ontario Parks now provides us with 48 annual passes that are available for loan year-round, and are valid at any park province-wide for day-use access. 

Reserve either a customized backpack or a park permit on its own. Backpacks include the pass along with resource books to help you explore the plants, birds and animals you encounter on your adventures. 

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Will the stay-at-home order impact library service?

Curbside pickup will continue, but we are making some reductions in hours. Effective immediately, all branches will be closed on Sundays, and beginning January 18 Calvin Park will close at 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and a 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

We encourage our patrons to combine curbside pickup visits with trips out for groceries and other essentials. We currently hold reservations for 5 days, but we can keep them a few days longer on request.  Since we no longer charge fines, there's no need to make a trip just to avoid overdue library materials - enjoy your items a little longer.

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Do you like surprises?

If you're not sure what to read next, we can prepare a grab bag of books in your favourite category.

Pick your category. Choose your branch. And tell us whether you want 3, 5 or 10 books. We'll do the rest.

If you'd rather have personalized selections, check out our May We Suggest service instead.