Saturday, September 20, 2014


Celebrating 14 Years in our Community!

What's On The Street?

NEW! Exciting news for The Word On The Street Kitchener.  This year The Word On The Street will take a new direction that focuses on actively engaging festival goers in all things literacy.


We are working with some of our downtown partners to create a new component to the festival... The Word On The Street Bites.


Join us at participating coffee shops, restaurants and The Kitchener Market for a stellar line-up of authors, poets, meet & greets, bloggers, workshops and book signings.  Have a bite to eat and experience the written word and downtown Kitchener in a whole new way!


Come and enjoy all the great things you loved about The Word On The Street festival with a brand new twist!







2014 Highlights




Family Fun

Are you ready to celebrate Canadian books?  We are!  Civic Square will be transformed into a giant party celebrating all things books and reading!  


Hosted by popular children's entertainer Erick Traplin, listen to some of Canada's best loved children's books read by local guest readers! Plus a full line-up of activities focused on kids and reading!  





    The Kitchener Public Library is your connection to literacy organizations in the community. 


    Visit Literacy Lane to learn how you can get involved in the local literacy community, and meet our local literacy groups.