Every summer, Kingston’s children flock to local parks to enjoy stories and music with library staff in the sunshine and fresh air. June through August, the popular Stories in the Park programs run at Cataraqui Woods Park, MacCallum Park and City Park drawing as many as 200 each week.
Joining us at Artfest Kingston with a special edition of Stories in the Park are library staff members Laurie James and Margi McKay. Drop by library’s tent at Artfest Kingston throughout the day on Saturday, July 4 and enjoy giant board games like snakes and ladders, chess, jenga and tic tac toe. Settle in at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm for stories, rhymes, music and more.
Library staff will also share new digital services launched by KFPL this year. Available 24/7, all you need is an internet connection and your KFPL library card. Hoopla offers digital music, movies, television and audiobooks that you can enjoy on your web browser, smartphone or tablet. Lynda.com features over 2,000 video courses created by professional instructors. Develop business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Be sure to ask about programs for children offered throughout the summer months. The 2015 TD Summer Reading Club launches June 13, and more than 75 free programs will be offered in community libraries including LEGO clubs, Puppet Show Extravaganza Tours, Monday Movies and the popular Live at the Library series. For more information, pick up the summer edition of What’s Happening, call your local branch, or visit the Programs and Events section of the Library’s website at www.kfpl.ca.