Downtown Library Branch To Re-Open Saturday
The newly renovated Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library will open its doors to the public Saturday.
The grand opening will include tours and recognition of donors, and Kingston Transit is offering free rides to the branch.
The nearly $14-million renovation project began back in 2016. Construction delays pushed back the opening date.
“With a boost from these new renovations, we hope to make learning exciting for everyone visiting us downtown,” says Patricia Enright, Chief Librarian. “Final preparation of the building is still underway so there is still some work to complete before we can open our doors and obtain full occupancy. We thank our patrons for their continued support and patience.”
KFPL recently moved the Central Branch’s equipment and books back into the building – the equivalent of 30 houses worth of equipment and materials – in nine days.
Library staff say that, until the Central Branch is re-opened, certain services – such as interlibrary loans and reservations from the Central Branch collections – will be temporarily disrupted and it will take longer than usual to fulfill requests. “We regret the delays associated with this project, which have largely been beyond our control,” adds Ms. Enright. “We are eager for residents to rediscover their Central branch once the work is complete.”