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.
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.
For more information….
Program Manager, Portfolio Development
Business Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3360
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.
…To our dedicated volunteers, nearly 200 of them!
…To our sponsors, donors, and suppliers
…To the neighbourhood around the sale, the city of Guelph and surrounding areas
…To the faithful shoppers who return year after year
Thank you for another successful sale – $118,000 raised this year.
Let’s do it again in 2019!