Revenue from annual book sales
Who are the Friends of the Guelph Public Library?
We are an arms-length group of community volunteers who believe that the Guelph Public Library is a necessary & vital community institution.
We support the goals of the Library.
We volunteer to make a great library even better.
We promote the Library in the community through special programs, fundraising, and advocacy.
Our main fundraiser is our annual GIANT book sale.
To date the sale has raised nearly $900,000 to assist the library with current programming and to be available for use when a new main library is re-built
If you are missing our annual book sale and would like to help out a neighbour, the Eden Mills Community Hall is hosting a used book sale this Saturday, October 2 from 9am-1pm. Funds raised will support the community club, which operates the hall, and is the “heart” of the village.
Pricing ranges from $3/book (hard or soft cover), 2 books for $5, 6 books for $10, and 9 books for $15.
The Community Hall is located at 104 York St., Eden Mills, ON N0B 1P0
In light of the need for complex Covid-related organization, a current lack of space, and the ongoing possibility of a Provincial requirement for cancellation at the last minute, no Book Sale is planned for Fall 2021.
The Book Sale committee is engaged in ongoing discussions about next year’s sale.