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Kanopy Kids

Sesame Street, Franklin, Miffy & More!

Thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media. Stream Kanopy on your computer or download the app on your phone, tablet or Roku device.

Grow Newsletter

Grow - for families and children

Subscribe to the Grow newsletter. You’ll receive the latest information on our programs and services for children of all ages.

KFPL YouTube

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From hands-on workshops to puppet shows, there's something for everyone on the KFPL YouTube channel.

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We’ve restructured our newsletters to make sure you get the news you want, when you need it! Subscribe to our Grow newsletter to receive the latest information on our programs and services for children of all ages. Watch for our latest YouTube programs, upcoming events, book and movie recommendations, and more!

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read

A Project of the American Library Association
adopted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library in 2010

Before children can learn to read, they must develop a range of early literacy skills. Learning begins the moment they are born, through language and play. By weaving five simple practices into your daily routine, you will not only prepare your child for reading later on, but you’ll enjoy hours of fun together too!

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is proud to partner with our communities’ parents and caregivers to help raise young readers by providing free access to thousands of books and music recordings. As well, all of our programs for young children focus on developing pre-literacy skills, and use the five simple practices outlined here.

The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) has created an infographic, What Happens During Storytime at the Public Library, that summarizes the information found in its report, “Preschool Early Literacy Programs in Ontario Public Libraries”.

Talking

Children learn about language by listening to their parents talk and joining the conversation. Use new words, give your full attention to what they are saying, and ask questions to keep them talking!

Singing

Songs help children learn to listen, discover rhythm and rhyme, and slows down language so that they can hear different parts of words.

Reading

Reading together is the single most important activity you can do to help them get ready to read! They will learn how books and written language work, and they’ll increase their vocabulary. Deepen the experience by asking questions and involving them in telling the story.

Writing

Reading and writing go together! Once your child can grasp a thick crayon or marker, give him or her unlined paper and plenty of opportunities to draw and write.

Playing

Play is how children explore their world! It builds their imagination, their self-confidence, and their language skills. Playing to get every child ready to read; books with movement, props or puppets.

A great app for the family is Mango Languages learning courses for kids - Little Pim. Start learning today!

Ujima Winter Storytime

Celebrate Black History Month with Ujima Winter Storytime!

KFPL and The Black Luck Collective are pleased to announce a special set of live children's storytimes in celebration of Black History Month. Children, families, and caregivers are invited to join Michelle Harrison from Ruthy's Reading Room, Kristin Moriah, our KFPL programmers, and the Black Luck Collective for readings and fun activities on February 13 (for ages 2-5) and February 27 (for ages 5+). Register for one or both events now!