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General Urban Waterloo Updates and Rumours
The 3d Printer in Forest Heights travels to all the libraries in Kitchener, except for the Main branch which has a 4 printers full time.

(02-16-2018, 07:51 PM)kps Wrote: They did have a counter there. I remember using it.

Oh yes, that too. I just mean the reason for the size of the building was that it wasn’t only a retail location but also some sort of sorting facility, and central point for carriers to start from. I seem to recall that there used to be a large public space stretching from one door to the other along King, parallel to a long counter, similar to a bank. Then later they remodelled, closing one of the doors to the public and leaving a smaller counter. I recall that being done in a post office in Ottawa also and suspect it was a common renovation. I assume because some counter service was moving to other retail stores and it gave them more space for offices/sorting/whatever else.

Incidentally if I remember correctly (not from personal experience) that post office site was formerly the Lutheran church, now at 22 Willow, where the Seagram mansion used to be (also not from personal experience).
(02-16-2018, 08:49 PM)timio Wrote: The libraries are scaling back on space for books and are becoming tech hubs and providing spaces for community gatherings.  Forest Heights library just got a 3D printer, and has various activities going on throughout the week.  Central library has so much more than books.

Much more than books, yes. But the new KPL building surely has more books, too, than the old building had.

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