KFP Library expands Summer Programming

Published on: 2010/06/15 - in Releases

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is offering free summer reading programs for all ages this summer.

Adults can now join in the fun with “Water Your Mind”, featuring an online community for the discussion of books and movies, and a series of thought provoking programs.

The online Teen Reading Club will continue with “Make a Splash”, and children will discover a new online component when they join “Destination Jungle”, this year’s TD Summer Reading Club.

“Offering summer reading programs online will allow more people than ever to participate. You can continue to be part of the online community whether you’re at home or away on vacation and at whatever time of day suits you best. You can link your participation to your Facebook account and share what you’re reading with friends,” says Caitlin Fralick, coordinator of the new adult program.

To join the program, drop into your local branch, stop by the booth at Kingston’s Movies in the Square, or visit the library online and click on the link for Summer Reading. Fill in the simple online registration form, and you will be set up with a private, secure webpage where you can track your progress.

For the rest of the summer, simply read books, watch movies, or listen to audiobooks; then log on to your profile to rate and review them.

Children who register may pick up their TD Summer Reading Club activity booklet, stickers and poster at any branch of the Library. The first 100 participants to register for the adult program will receive a coupon for the Friends of the Library book sale.

Children, teens and adults will also be automatically entered into prize draws to win gift certificates at local bookstores, and members of the teen program will be eligible for a grand prize draw for a Best Buy gift certificate.

A wide variety of special events will be offered for all ages. For adults, watch for a panel discussion of water issues in our community and screenings of the documentaries “The 11^th Hour” by Leonardo DiCaprio and “Waterlife” by the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie. For teens, join us for three hands-on workshops: Smoothies, shakes and Slurpies, T-Shirt Art and *Rubber Band* Jewelry.

There will also be more than 100 special events for children, including puppet shows, Wii gaming, hands-on workshops, and much more including the ever-popular Stories in the Park and Live at the Library shows.

As always, all library programs are offered free of charge. Some events
require registration or free tickets. For more details, check on the
online event calendar or pick up a copy of the summer edition of It’s All Here at your local branch of the library.

For more information, you can contact Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Children’s and Teen Services Librarian at (613) 549-8888 ext 1520 or by emailing: kmills@kfpl.ca