100 Years of Children's Services at KFPL

100th Anniversary of Children's Services at KFPL

November 2nd 2018 marks the hundredth anniversary of children's storytime at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. To celebrate the thousands of wonderful stories, poems, illustrations and memories that have enriched the lives of Kingston and Frontenac County residents for generations, we've added two articles that look back at our library's history — and provide a chance to browse some of the books that children were enjoying 100 years ago.

Aimee Kennedy: Chief Librarian, 1910-1950

Aimee Kennedy, c1910

In early 1910, Mrs. Aimee Kennedy came to Kingston from her home in Ingersoll for a visit. Although she had not intended to stay, she was persuaded to make Kingston her home and to accept the position of chief librarian.

Explore the Library Shelves, 1918-style

Peter Rabbit and His Pa, by C.A. Field

In 1918, Chief Librarian Aimee Kennedy introduced a children's story hour, and it has been continued ever since. Explore some of the books that might have been on the shelves during that time.