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Guest Librarian

Every three months, we invite a member of the public to serve a three-month term volunteering as our Guest Librarian. Engaged, connected, and committed to community, our Guest Librarians will bring fresh ideas to us, and act as library ambassadors in their neighbourhoods.


IMAGE: Dear Kitchener project, by Taylor Jones

Taylor Jones

Taylor Jones is the 27-year-old founder of the worldwide phenomenon He is responsible for a site that has become a conduit for the memories and emotions of millions of people.

CBS named Dear Photograph the #1 website in 2011, and Time Magazine included it #7 of the top 50 websites. Taylor has a book deal with HarperCollins for the Dear Photograph book, which has become a Canadian bestseller.

Taylor admits he is a "consummate idea guy" who has always been active in the digital world. Taylor also doubles as a freelance photographer and visual content creator.  A graduate of Conestoga College's advertising program, he lives in downtown Kitchener.

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Dear Kitchener Kick-off

Join Taylor Jones, our Guest Librarian and Kitchener’s memory curator and creator of the popular Dear Photograph book and blog, as he launches his new Dear Kitchener project. Learn how you can participate in this photographic essay with your own photographs, history, and memories of Kitchener and Waterloo Region.

Thursday, July 13 at 6:30 pm
Central Library
Registration required


Taylor Suggests

These are just a few of Taylor's favourite reads, all available from Kitchener Public Library's collection.