We want to hear from you!

The new Central Library is complete, and your community libraries have been freshened up. We have the space –
what’s next? We want to hear from you!

This week, we’re starting an extensive community engagement initiative to understand the needs of the people we serve. Throughout the summer and fall, we want to find out what matters most to you, and how the library can best serve you.

We want to understand more about what you value, what you need, and what role you think the library can play in your life. We know you’ve got great ideas and insights about the future of your Kitchener Public Library. Now’s the time to share them with us!


Over the next two months, library staff will hit the streets with short questionnaires about what you’d like to see from your library. Watch for our street teams around Kitchener, in spots where people gather — you’ll see us in parks, at festivals, and around town!

This weekend, we’ll be in Victoria Park at the Multicultural Festival on June 20 and June 21. We’ll also be at the Forest Heights Community Association Family Fun Day on June 20. Stop and chat with us for a few minutes, and complete our brief questionnaire.


In September, we’ll be inviting people from the community to participate in stakeholder labs. These small group forums will allow us to take a deeper look at community needs, and work together to generate ideas for the future of the library.


This fall, we’ll also have a survey available on our website, to add to the information collected by our street teams. We’ll be sharing the link to the survey as widely as possible, and hope that you do too.

To stay up to date on our engagement activities, follow us on Twitter @KitchLibrary or check out our Facebook page.

Thanks for helping us make Kitchener Public Library a place “where community connects.”

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