Construction Underway at Central Library Branch

Construction has started on the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library on Johnson Street.

The building's original electrical, heating and air conditioning systems will be replaced during construction and the library is expected to re-open next Spring.

"The Central Branch has been suffering from major building systems failures for some years, and we were definitely on borrowed time", says Monica Stewart, Library Board member and Central Branch Renovation Committee Chair.

"The last boiler still in operation malfunctioned in January. Fortunately, the contents of the branch had already been moved to suitable places. We are grateful to the City of Kingston for funding the rehabilitation of the building."

While the Central Branch is closed, the Wellington Storefront will be open six days a week.

Library programs are also being offered at Artillery Park and the Tett Centre.

 "Most of the renovation work will be completed on the interior of the building," says Laura Carter, Director, Branch Experience, at KFPL.

 "Because it is difficult to see the progress from the street, we are going to keep the public informed and engaged in the project by posting regular updates with a lot of photos as the project advances."

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