The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is continuing Grownup Storytime in its digital format this fall.
On Mondays, beginning September 14, 2020, grownups can listen to some short readings over Zoom from noon until 1 p.m. each week. These Zoom sessions will run until Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Grownup storytime will return to an in-branch format when KFPL branches resume in-person programming.
Listening to audiobooks has long been popular among adults, but there’s something special about listening to someone read to you, live and in person, read a release from KFPL, dated Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020. Adults of all ages are invited to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by KFPL Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Relax at home over your lunch — or perhaps your knitting – and recapture the joys of storytime that you knew as a child.
KFPL said that Grownup Storytime seems to have made the transition to Zoom quite well.
“In the last round (July through August) we averaged about 14 participants each session, and everyone seemed to enjoy Margi’s readings and chatting about them afterwards,” shared Anne Hall, Librarian, Programming & Outreach. “She’s looking forward to a whole new range of topics for the September through October series.”
Grownup Storytime will run online from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, from September 14 through October 19 (except for Monday, October 12, due to Thanksgiving). Register online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888.
A Zoom link and password will be shared with registrants by email the Friday before the first discussion on Monday, Sep. 14, and the same link will be used each week. New registrants will be contacted on Monday mornings with the link.