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Friends of the Library

What is the Friends of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library

The Friends of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (the Friends) is a volunteer led charitable organization dedicated to raising funds for enhance services, materials and equipment not provided by public funding. Anyone can become a Friend and help the Library in its endeavours through friendship fees and donations.

What We Do

As a Friend your donations contribute to the enhancement of library services in all branches of the Kingston Frontenac system. We raise funds in a number of ways: through friendship fees and donations, through gift sales and through the daily book sale we run at the Isabel Turner and Central branches. Visit the Book Sale and Donations page to learn which materials are acceptable for donations.

Read more about what we do in our Newsletter.

The Friends have donated over $20,000 annually in support of our libraries. The funds provided a wide variety of programming and outreach through our branches. Programmes included 'Outlandish' and KingCon, and for children, StoryWalk and Live at the Library, to name a few. We also purchased a 3D printer, which has seen wide use across the different branches. In previous years, we have supported the Isabel Turner Teen Space with a donation of $25,000 and the Calvin Park Campaign with $75,000 for their branch revitalization. More recently, we gave $25,000 in support of the "Gather" and "Create" Space at the revitalized Central branch.

How Do I Become A Friend?

To join the Friends of the Library, please email us at or call us at (613) 549-8888 ext. 3538. You will receive a friendship card, valid for one year, and a tax receipt for any donated amount of $25 or more.

Friendship fees for one year are:

Friendship Type Price
Friend $10.00
Good Friend $25.00
Best Friend $100.00

As a bonus for joining the Friends of the Library, you will receive a 15% discount at Novel Idea Bookstore (156 Princess Street).

Friends of the Library Constitution

You can download a copy of the Constitution of the Friends of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Our constitution outlines the official purpose of the Friends of the Library, describes how we are structured and the duties of Directors and Friends, and defines the rules by which the organization is governed.

Contact Us

There are several methods to get in contact with the Friends of KFPL, you can even follow us on Twitter:

Friends of the Library Contact Information
Twitter @FriendsofKFPL
Facebook FriendsofKFPL
Voicemail (613) 549-8888 ext. 3538
Post Friends of KFPL
c/o Kingston Frontenac Public Library
130 Johnson Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 1X8


Friends of the Library Executive for 2019-2020

Title Name
President Heather Pardy
Treasurer Jan Hansen
Secretary Barbara Johnson
Retail and Gift Marion Abell
Friendship Jane Yealland
Publicity Marlene Dupont-Hamid
Director-at-large Sue Bates
Director-at-large Sandra MacKeown
Director-at-large Ann Maureen Owens
Director-at-large Rita Young
Director-at-large (Turner) Donna Warder
Library Liaison Laura Carter, Chief Librarian/CEO