Forest Heights Community Library is our busiest community library. Aside from being right in the centre of a great neighbourhood, it’s also attached to Forest Heights Collegiate and Forest Heights Pool. So it’s no surprise this location is the hub for west-side family activities, and the staff there had an incredibly busy November. Take a… Read More Family fun at Forest Heights
We’re celebrating Ontario Public Library Week (Oct. 18 – 24) and we hope you are too. You can celebrate this week by telling us why you love your library: FIND A PAPER HEART: Come to any Kitchener Public Library location, find a paper heart hidden in the children’s section, and write why you love your… Read More Show us your library love!
Feeling bummed out because summer is coming to an end? Don’t think of it as an end – think of all the new beginnings fall brings! New classes, new clothes (sweaters and boots – yay!), new friends and experiences. We’re starting something new too. Beginning this Tuesday, Karissa Alcox at Forest Heights Community Library (the… Read More It’s all fun and games
Congratulations are in order for Intent, the Kitchener communications agency that created our new brand. The team at Intent has recently won two Redgee awards – Canadian Regional Design Awards. One of those is for the excellent She Deserves It campaign for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.
Leejay Levene was just 18 years old when he died during routine dental surgery in 2007. This young man from Waterloo, Ontario, was preparing to begin his first year at the University of Toronto that September, where he planned to study architecture. Since his death, Leejay’s family has created a unique way to honour their… Read More Honouring Leejay Levene
We’re wrapping up March Break Boredom Busters – more than 50 programs and events at our five library locations, including toddler dance parties, drama workshops, Minecraft, March Break Movies, craft sessions and more. Teens and tweens learned how to make and edit videos, and created their own websites. This year, we were especially thrilled to feel the buzz… Read More “We built it, and they came!”
If you think the library is a really quiet place where you’ll be shushed, think again. The Music in the Lounge series at Central Library is just one of many ways we’re creating a lively, active space in your libraries. “The music brings an added life and vibrancy to the library. This is what we mean… Read More Music to your ears
Kitchener Public Library jumped on Twitter in November, 2011. Since then, we’ve tweeted more than 12,000 times and we now have almost 6,000 followers. We love Twitter for many reasons: it’s a great way to promote our resources, events, and services, and an easy way to quickly share photos of all the cool stuff that… Read More How’s Twitter working for us?