Kensington Heritage Library
The Town of Kensington and the PEI Library Service have partnered together to provide library services. The Library in Kensington has been open for more than 70 years, and continues to provide programs and resources to the community
Tues: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed: Noon. – 6:00 PM
Thurs: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
6 Commercial Street
Kensington, PE C0B 1M0
Telephone: (902) 836-3721
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The Kensington Heritage Library has been chosen as one of seven pilot locations for an exciting new collection of books ~ EXPRESS!
Express is a collection of our most popular, current adult fiction. It gives patrons a chance to find current bestsellers on the shelf even though they are in high demand and may have lengthy request lists. Express books are available for 7 day loan and only on first come first serve basis (no holds, no renewals)! Limit of 2 per person.
Children’s Story Time
Held year round, children aged 2 to 5 are invited to come in to the Library every Tuesday at 11:00 am to listen to a story. Please join us for stories, songs, movement and fun!
Book Club in a Bag
Running all year long the Book Club for adults, always welcomes new members. The group meets every three weeks on Thursdays. Members enjoy the convenience of a pre-packaged bag complete with 10 copies of a book, a discussion guide and suggested questions. We have many titles to choose from, including several that are also suitable for teen and school aged readers.
Teen Book Club
Junior and Teen Book clubs are also held during the school year. Please contact the library for more information.
Tumblebooks is a collection of online picture books for children. It helps teach children the joy of reading by using animation, music, and narration to bring picture books to life. Children can read along online, or listen as the books are read aloud. It is a great resource for younger children.
The PEI Public Library Service has been pleased to offer this resource to Island children for the last few years. With the growing popularity of Tumblebooks, we’ve added to our Tumblebooks collection.
The Prince Edward Island Public Library has joined with Library Ideas to provide the Freegal Music Service which offers access to over 3 million songs including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists. Patrons can download five songs per week from the library website onto their home computer and keep the songs they download. There’s no need for additional software and all you need is a library card to access the catalogue. The service is also accessible through free mobile apps for library cardholders available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Visit Freegal Music to start downloading.
Playaway® Audio Books
When it comes to audiobook formats, Playaway easily tops the list with its High Definition Audio and simple, portable all-in-one format. Unlike CDs, Audio Cassettes or Downloads, Playaway does not need a separate player. Playaway comes pre-loaded and ready to use with HD Audio content, earbuds and a battery—making it simple for your patrons to use and your library to circulate.
For more info on Playaway: http://library.playaway.com/
Other Products and Services
Talking Book Service: The PEI Public Library Service offers a collection of talking books to Islanders who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability. To find out more about this service, contact your local library.
Audio Books/E-Books You can download a wide selection of e-books and audio books online for your computer, cell phone, iPod or eBook reader and other compatible devices. Easy to use, no late fees, and available 24/7. Visit the PEI Public Library Service website or stop into the library for more information.
Computers The Kensington Library has several computers with Internet access that are available for use by card holders or guests free of charge. There is an hour long limit. Children under 19 must have a parent signature to use the computer.
Printer Printer costs are 10 cents per page.
Wi-Fi The Kensington Heritage Library has free wi-fi access.
Book Donations We also accept book donations, if they are less than two years old and in good shape. Some of the books are added into the PEI Public Library Service’s collection while others are sold in local book sales where the proceeds stay in the community.
“I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx