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 at
www.kfpl.ca <http://www.kfpl.ca/> 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 at www.kfpl.ca <http://www.kfpl.ca/> or pick up a
copy of the summer edition of It's All Here at your local branch of the
Contact: Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Children's and Teen Services Librarian
Kingston Frontenac Public Library
130 Johnson Street, Kingston ON K7L 1X8
Phone: (613)549-8888 Fax: (613) 549-8476