Coming February 27, 2019
7pm, Main Library
Click here for FREE tickets to this event.

Winner of the 2018 Book Sale Questionnaire GIft Basket Draw - Cathy Rollinson. Congratulations!

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 more than $730,000 to assist the library with current programming and to be available for use when a new main library is re-built.

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You can be a Program Volunteer!

Would you like to be a real friend of the Guelph Public Library?  Become a Program Volunteer!  Attend Guelph Public Library programs and give the staff a hand. This new volunteer opportunity is open exclusively to members of the Friends of the Guelph Public Library. For more information about how to get involved visit our Program Volunteer page.

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Get Ready for Guelph Reads! 2019

Join our panelists on February 27, 2019 at 7pm at the Main Library for an evening of friendly competition to choose the next book for Guelph to read. Click on the “Guelph Reads!” button to find out which books will be defended by panelists John Borthwick, Aggie Mlynarz, and Judith Yan.

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You can still have your say if you missed the January 15 workshops

If you missed the workshops on January 15, but would still like to give some feedback about the vision and mission of the Baker District redevelopment project, workshop content will be online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca by January 21.

About the project
The Baker District redevelopment is a City of Guelph project aimed at transforming the existing parking lot and properties fronting the north end of Wyndham Street into a unique mixed-use development, including a new central Guelph Public Library.

The Downtown Secondary Plan envisions the district becoming a model of urban intensification that drives visitors to the downtown and encourages business to thrive within its boundaries by combining residential and commercial/institutional spaces. The project also includes public parking and an urban square.

To learn more about the Baker District redevelopment project, visit guelph.ca/bakerdistrict or to participate in engagement activities, visit haveyoursay.guelph.ca.

For more information….
Martin Jewitt
Program Manager, Portfolio Development
Business Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3360
martin.jewitt@guelph.ca

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13th Annual FGPL Book Sale

Date/Location to be determined

Total raised in 2018 – $118,000
Grand total to date – $745,000 !