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March 29, 2022

Natural light, picturesque backdrops, tall ceilings, stunning art pieces and multiple rentable spaces make Kitchener Public Library the perfect venue to host your next event.

After a successful summer of hosting private wedding ceremonies, the library is now ready to expand special occasion venue offerings to include other spaces in the iconic downtown Kitchener building. The library can be rented out after closing hours and transformed into anything from a classy banquet to a dazzling concert hall for dancing the night away.

The spacious Reading Lounge can comfortably seat 150 guests banquet style with space for a dance floor, while the 200-seat Theatre is equipped with a built-in stage and audio/visual equipment. Once the weather warms up, the Courtyard makes for an ideal outdoor event with up to 50 guests.

"The versatile spaces in the library make it the perfect venue for any event, big or small. Weddings, corporate events, concerts and even trade shows can all easily happen here. We have the advantage of being a fully accessible building that’s conveniently located in the downtown core – with parking too! Bring your own catering, alcohol and decorations and personalize your event any way you want. Basically, we’re fully equipped for you to throw a big party!"  -- Farida Pedhiwala, Special Occasions Associate, Kitchener Public Library

About the Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Public Library is a hub of activity and one of the most significant community spaces in the City of Kitchener. The library boasts five locations located throughout the city; including the award-winning and recently renovated and expanded Central Library near the downtown core. The library has 102,000 active members and welcomes 1.2 million visitors each year. To learn more about Kitchener Public Library, visit To be the first to find out what’s happening at the library, follow @KitchLibrary on Twitter.

For additional information about this release, please contact:

Shirley Luu 
Manager, Marketing and Communications 
Kitchener Public Library 
85 Queen St. North, Kitchener ON, N2H 2H1 
Phone: 519-743-0271 x227

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December 22, 2020

Under the 28 day provincial lockdown beginning on December 26, 2020, Kitchener Public Library will remain open for curbside pickup services only.

Curbside pickup will begin on Tuesday, December 29,... Read more

August 5, 2020

We are excited to announce the expansion of in-person library services beginning on Monday, August 10.

We’re delighted to invite customers back into our spaces. We want to use this opportunity to... Read more

July 31, 2020

On July 24, 2020, the Kitchener Public Library Board (Library Board) unanimously approved the following statement recognizing the need for action and leadership in addressing systemic and structural racism... Read more