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Summer Reading Challenge

Register now for Summer Reading Challenge for Teens, New Adults, and Adults

Register now for the Summer Reading Challenge this summer for a variety of fun challenges and chances to win all kinds of great prizes!

Join the TD Summer Reading Club

Register for the TD Summer Reading Club 2019

Starting on June 1, register for the club to receive a reading notebook, a web access code and stickers. In addition to the club, we are offering a jam-packed lineup of free children's programs and performances!

Stupidhead and the Kick and Push Festival

Immersive theatre in unusual spaces

KFPL welcomes The Kick and Push Festival into our Central Branch with their comedy musical Stupidhead! from July 18-21. Performer/playwright Katherine Cullen's performance shares true stories about her dyslexia, the way she interacts with the world, and the way the world interacts with her. This event requires tickets which may be purchased online or at the Grand Theatre box office. 

The Kick & Push Festival is an innovative performance festival in Kingston's downtown, featuring award-winning Canadian performers and original, internationally award-winning work. This year's festival offers seven productions that take audiences into the library, onto a bus, over the water to Cedar Island, and more. Learn more about The Kick and Push Festival.

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.

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard showcases poems curated by the Poet Laureate, Jason Heroux, and written by Kingston poets.

Ripple Foundation, "Write It Workshop" for kids

Calling All Young Authors!

The Write It Workshop series focuses on improving the writing skills of children and youth and increasing their confidence in writing through fun, interactive activities that inspire author voice and choice. For children ages 8-14 years.  Register to attend the full series: July 13, July 20, and July 27. 

Reading Buddies: Call for Volunteers

Reading Buddies is Looking for Teen Volunteers

KFPL is looking for teen volunteers to assist with our popular Reading Buddies program. Volunteers will assist a KFPL programmer in the facilitation of literacy instruction and fun activities for children in Grades 1 to 3. We need volunteers for our July 9 - July 12 session at Isabel Turner (1:30 - 3 p.m. each day) and our August 6 - 9 session at Central (1:30 - 3 p.m. each day). Participants will earn volunteer hours by attending a short training session, reading to and with younger children, and helping to organize this rewarding program.