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.




Between early August and just before Thanksgiving, donors to the Book Sale are told that donations may be left at any library branch.

We need volunteer drivers to visit a branch, two or three times a week, pick up whatever has been left, and transport it to the Book Sale site (69 Huron St). Donations may be picked up whenever the library in question is open; however they must be delivered to 69 Huron between 2 and 5 any afternoon except Sunday (and Labour Day)

We are in need of two or three more drivers to help with this task. If you think you could help, please contact Virginia Gillham at virginiagillham@aol.com


Making Book Sale Donations – What you need to know

Donations for this year’s sale will be gratefully accepted again after the August long weekend from Aug. 6 – Oct. 8, 2019.

Your clean, gently used, boxed items can be dropped off at the sale site, 69 Huron St., every day from Mon. to Sat. from 2-5pm.

Note: Donations may not be made on Sundays or Labour Day.

You may also drop off your donations at any branch of the Guelph Public Library during their business hours from Aug. 6 to Oct 8.

To learn more about what kind of donations are needed please click here.


13th Annual FGPL Book Sale

October 25, 26, 27, 2019

69 Huron St., Guelph

Total raised in 2018 – $112,600
Total assets to date – $745,000 !