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The most recent news updates and press releases from Kitchener Public Library.

July 20, 2021

KITCHENER, Ont —Couples can now to have their wedding ceremonies at Kitchener Public Library’s iconic downtown Kitchener location. The library’s new Ceremonies in the Stacks wedding package is perfect for couples looking for a unique and intimate way to celebrate with friends and family.

Included in the $999 package is a one-hour ceremony with up to 30 guests, a wedding officiant and whimsical book-themed decorations. Couples will also get thirty minutes of photography time to take one-of-a-kind wedding photos in the award-winning Central Library.

“We’ve been approached for engagement and wedding photoshoots in the past, so why not take it one step further and offer weddings at the library as well? For many, the library has played a key role in their story, making it an extra special place to exchange vows. Reimaging the library as a venue for special events, like weddings, allows us to continue to offer innovative library programs and services. “ — Mary Chevreau, CEO, Kitchener Public Library.

To celebrate this launch, the library is also giving away one free wedding to a lucky couple. Acknowledging that it’s been a difficult year for those wanting to get married, the library invites couples to enter a draw to win a free wedding ceremony. The winning couple will be able to choose from select dates in 2021.

Kitchener Public Library is an inclusive space and all love is welcome.

To enter in the contest or to book a wedding ceremony at Kitchener Public Library please visit

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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April 1, 2021

Under the province-wide shutdown beginning on April 3, 2021, Kitchener Public Library will remain open for limited in-person services.

The library will be open for curbside pickup only on Saturday,... Read more

March 8, 2021

(Cross-posted from Region of Waterloo News and Public Notices)

Waterloo Region – Adults 80 years of age and older, who have pre-registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, will be getting a phone call in... Read more

February 16, 2021

With the announcement that Waterloo Region has entered the Red (Control) Zone, we will be expanding in-person library services beginning Thursday, February 18, 2021.... Read more