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Summer Reading, Kingston style.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Summer Reading ClubAh, Summer Reading Club. I don’t know about you, but those words conjure up some intense childhood memories. Walking to the library in the hot sun was one of my favourite vacation activities as a kid.  The stickers, the prizes, the book reports…okay, maybe I was the only one who enjoyed the book reports. Regardless of whether you were a nerdy keener like me, though, you can’t deny that summertime and books go together like mojitos and my backyard. There’s nothing better than lounging outside with a good book. And lucky you–this summer the Kingston Frontenac Public Library has just the thing to make a good book even better.

The KFPL is offering its first ever all ages Summer Reading Club this year, which means kids, teens and adults can all join in the fun. The club is also entirely online, so you don’t even have to come in to the library to participate. Heck, you don’t even have to put on your pants!   All you have to do is mosey on over to the library website and click on the Summer Reading Club link on the right side of the screen. Follow a few easy steps to create your summer reading profile, and soon you’ll be able to login, record the books you’ve been reading, write reviews, and check out what other people have been reading too. The best part? You might also win a prize! We’ll be drawing for a Chapters/Indigo gift card at the end of the summer. The more reviews you write, the better your chance of winning.

And that’s not all: while we’re glad to offer you the summer reading experience from the comfort of your home, we also hope you’ll come in to visit. The library is also offering some in-library events this summer, in keeping with our summer theme, Water Your Mind. Tonight at 7:00, join us at the Central Library (130 Johnson St.) for a panel discussion on water conservation and pollution issues in our community. Representatives from organizations like the Sustainability Centre, the Frontenac Stewardship Council, and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority will discuss water issues and take your questions.

If movies are more your scene, why not join us for a screening of Waterlife, the Gord Downie-narrated documentary about the state of the Great Lakes. We’ll be showing the film on Tuesday August 17 at our Calvin Park Branch (88 Wright Crescent).

To recap: Library! Summer reading! Prizes! No need for pants! What more do you could you ask for? Answer: nothing.

Thanks to Alan Cleaver for today’s photo.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Reading, Kingston style.

  • July 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm
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    Fantastic events! I find myself at the waterlife website every couple days watching something new.
    Only one little thing, why not a gift certificate to Novel Idea or Berry & Peterson instead?

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