News and Updates

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Posted on October 3, 2023
The leaves are changing colour and autumn is in the air. Learn how resources from our collections can help you celebrate and embrace everything Fall offers, from good food to outdoor adventures.

Posted on September 10, 2023
Idea Exchange's Preston location is getting a fresh new look. Starting Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the Preston location will undergo exterior renovations to improve the front entrance accessibility and rejuvenate the ageing façade. The building has experienced wear-and-tear on its exterior features in the more than 20 years since its last renovation, including the wooden slat walls and ceramic tile. This renovation will replace and restore these features.

Posted on September 9, 2023
Daniel and Chris are two friendly faces in the Creative Studios at Idea Exchange's Old Post Office location, supporting members in developing technical skills related to visual storytelling and sound. Daniel is an experienced filmmaker and Chris is a talented audio engineer and musician. What current project of yours are you most excited about?

Posted on August 21, 2023
Idea Exchange, Preston Receives $135,000 from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund Idea Exchange has been awarded $135,000 in funding through the Government of Canada’s Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to improve accessibility and rejuvenate the current exterior at their Preston location.

Posted on August 21, 2023
Graphic novels and comic books are becoming ever more popular at our Queen’s Square location. The collection has been growing so much, it was recently moved to a larger space.

Posted on August 21, 2023
From play-based activities to challenging hands-on resources, we invite members to take a broad approach to learning with children. Our Youth Services Librarian has developed several unique collections to foster literacy and learning.

Posted on August 8, 2023
Idea Exchange is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan to guide our work between 2024 and 2027. Our Community Survey closed on Sunday, September 10, 2023. We would like to thank everyone who completed the survey and participated in this process. Results of the survey will help to develop a new strategic plan for Idea Exchange. Updates on the Strategic Plan will be shared here and on our social media accounts over the next couple of months. Thanks for your help.

Posted on May 31, 2023
We are so excited to partner with SPECTRUM - Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space for a new two-year project, generously funded by a grant from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation.

Posted on May 31, 2023
Over 100 years ago, when kerosene lamps lined Queen Street in Hespeler, the beginnings of what we now know as Idea Exchange's Hespeler location were created by public consensus.

Posted on May 31, 2023
Hespeler is a close-knit community that loves to come together and celebrate. We (Niketa and Shaun) are inspired by this sense of community in the programming we do for our Hespeler location, creating a place where everyone is welcome and engaged. What current project of yours are you most excited about?

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Phone: 519-621-0460

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