KFPL calls on community to shape Facilities Master Plan

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The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is asking the public to provide feedback which will shape the local library facilities over the next 20 years through their Facilities Master Place engagement process.

The library is working with Monteith Brown Planning Consultants to develop a new Facilities Master Plan that will renew their space-related vision, and community input is critical, according to a release from KFPL. Public feedback will also be used to develop the library’s next strategic plan.

“This is one of the most important community conversations KFPL will have in this decade — it is vital that we hear from all members of the community, especially those who aren’t using our services,” said Laura Carter, Chief Librarian and CEO. “The community will help determine how the library offers service and what our spaces will look like now and through 2042, and will guide our strategic goals over the next few years.”

KFPL said that the plan will ensure that the library offers quality facilities over the next two decades and that those spaces respond to the emerging needs of both urban and rural communities. According to the release, they particularly want to reach members of the community who don’t use the library to find out what types of space and services would encourage them to visit branches.

The library launched a community survey to gather insights about why people use the library and what they want to see happening in the branches; what they value most about the branches, programs and services; standout libraries they have visited in other communities; and what improvements should be made in KFPL branches. According to the release, the survey will run from Monday, Mar. 7 to Monday, Apr. 4, 2022.

Community members are also invited to a series of open house events across the Kingston-Frontenac area in March, including virtual open house options.

Area residents are invited to subscribe to the Engage KFPL newsletter to receive updates on this project, and email [email protected] with questions or additional comments.

Visit community.kfpl.ca for more information, and to learn about other upcoming engagement events.

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