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lbruce [Kingston-Frontenac Public Library (ON): (2016 pop. 117,660): Rideau Heights Branch]
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 Highlights: Opened April 2018 6,000 SF * $3.3 M Architects NORR Ltd; construction Bourgon Construction LEED Silver Single storey joint facility with library and community centre.\\ Highlights: Opened April 2018 6,000 SF * $3.3 M Architects NORR Ltd; construction Bourgon Construction LEED Silver Single storey joint facility with library and community centre.\\
 This community initiative is a joint project of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, the City of Kingston and the Limestone District School Board and forms part of the city's Rideau Heights Regeneration Plan. The library segment replaces the former Kingscourt branch closed the previous September. During construction library service was provided by a pop-up library. The 20,000 SF, $11.5 M joint facility (library = 6,000 SF) was urgently needed to address the needs of the poorly served north end of the city separated by rail tracks and Division Street. The Library’s Director of Branch Experience Laura Carter describes it as being bright and vibrant but at the same time calming. The branch uses the programming spaces in the community centre and shares mechanical and electrical rooms and washroom facilities. The centre also features a fully accessible commercial kitchen where cooking classes will be offered to community residents by groups such as the “Loving Spoonful”. The new branch features the Library’s first Burgeon Play interactive installation and the first branch integrated into another facility. Opening the Book was used for shelving and some furnishings,​ also a first for KFPL.\\ This community initiative is a joint project of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, the City of Kingston and the Limestone District School Board and forms part of the city's Rideau Heights Regeneration Plan. The library segment replaces the former Kingscourt branch closed the previous September. During construction library service was provided by a pop-up library. The 20,000 SF, $11.5 M joint facility (library = 6,000 SF) was urgently needed to address the needs of the poorly served north end of the city separated by rail tracks and Division Street. The Library’s Director of Branch Experience Laura Carter describes it as being bright and vibrant but at the same time calming. The branch uses the programming spaces in the community centre and shares mechanical and electrical rooms and washroom facilities. The centre also features a fully accessible commercial kitchen where cooking classes will be offered to community residents by groups such as the “Loving Spoonful”. The new branch features the Library’s first Burgeon Play interactive installation and the first branch integrated into another facility. Opening the Book was used for shelving and some furnishings,​ also a first for KFPL.\\
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