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 Community book sale.

After an annual gift to the library for current programming, investments from revenue sources such as the annual Book Sale accrue to nearly $1 million. This will be available for use when a new library is built.

Thank you for your support!

amount raised this year – $52,000


Please click here to read a thank you message to the Friends Book Sale Volunteers from our 2022 Core Committee Coordinator, May Goodwin

And to our sponsors, donors, suppliers, neighbours, and faithful customers –  a warm thank you for your invaluable support!


Book Sale Survey – Closed with our thanks for your responses!

The Customer Feedback survey from this year’s sale has gathered some great feedback that will help us plan for next year’s sale. But it is closed now, and we have drawn a winner for the Market Fresh $25 gift card. The winner this year is L. Bowman – congratulations!


Revenue from 2022 book sale $52,000
After annual gifts to the Library, total investments from the sales to date
* Approaching *