Your award-winning Central Library

We have exciting news for you – Central Library has been awarded a 2015 Library Building Award by the Ontario Library Association (OLA).

We’re thrilled for our partner on this project, LGA Architectural Partners, and the team led by Janna Levitt and David Warne (a Kitchener native).

But most of all, we want to thank YOU. We never take for granted the immense amount of support you have shown for this project, and the support we have received from the City of Kitchener. From the first proposal to city council in 2004 by our former CEO Sonia Lewis, to our grand opening in 2014, we have felt the community beside us every step of the way.

We’re very proud of Penny-Lynn Fielding, Manager of Strategic Planning and Projects here at the library, for her role in leading our end of this project. And, we’d also like to congratulate the other winners – Ottawa Public Library and Moriyama & Teshima Architects, for the Beaverbrook Branch; Carleton University and Diamond Schmitt Architects, for the MacOdrum Library; and Toronto Public Library and G. Bruce Stratton Architects, for the Mount Dennis Branch.

A special awards ceremony will be held during the Annual Institute of the Library as Place conference on July 6 at the Waterloo Delta.

If you have not yet visited Central Library, please come in! We’d love to see you. Join us for Neighbours Day on June 13, or learn about local Aboriginal history during one of our many Aboriginal History Month events.

We can also arrange tours for groups who are interested in learning more about the architectural features of the building, and all of the resources, services, and supports we offer. To arrange a group tour, email Dale Dyce at

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