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Your loved one was unique, and you want to celebrate their life in an equally special way.

The Kitchener Public Library offers a meaningful place to host a Memorial or Celebration of Life, particularly if the person you've lost loved to read, learn and continuously grow. If "community" was a big part of who they were and they believed in constantly striving for more, then Kitchener Public Library is the perfect venue to celebrate their memories.

A Memorial Service or Celebration of Life Ceremony at the library means a warm and inviting space for friends and family to mourn while taking the first steps on the road to healing. Connect with your loved ones, share memories, read excerpts from their favourite book or cherished poem. The possibilities are endless for how you want to honour your loved one here. And if you're not sure where to start, our team is here to help you along the way.

Theatre + Theatre Lounge

Inside Central Library in Downtown Kitchener, our large 230 seat theatre boasts the perfect ambience for your Memorial or Celebration of Life event. With a built-in stage, audio/visual capabilities and theatre seats, you'll have everything you need to honour your loved one.

Our private Theatre Lobby provides an intimate reception serving food and beverage.

➔ Up to 230 guests*
➔ Podium and wireless microphone
➔ Projector with HDMI connectivity for audio and/or video
➔ Two easels for display
➔ Self-serve coat rack
➔ Two 6 ft tables for serving appetizers or coffee in the Theatre Lobby
➔ Fully accessible location
➔ Inclusive washrooms
➔ Four-hour rental minimum

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You can also choose to host in your Memorial or Celebration of Life in our 4,100 sq.ft Reading Lounge or outdoors in our Courtyard. Please inquire for more information.

*Capacity subject to change based on current by-laws and public health recommendations.

Connect with us

Want pricing information? Connect with our Venues Team and work with our experienced event planners to find the best way to honour your loved one.


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