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.


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.


Join Us to Hear About Plans for Baker St.

If you want to know the latest about the Baker St. district development please plan to attend one of these upcoming meetings.

The City of Guelph, along with Windmill Development Group and Invizij Architects Inc., is hosting two open houses on Thursday, November 29 to provide our community with an overview of the Baker District redevelopment project.

The open houses will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Co-operators Hall at River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street. The content for both sessions is the same, and a short presentation will be made at the start of each open house.


Thank you for your feedback!

We have closed down the page with this year’s book sale feedback questionnaire. The winner of the draw will be announced soon. Thank you to the over 400 of you who took the time to respond to our questionnaire. Your feedback helps to make a great sale better and better!


12th Annual FGPL Book Sale

October 19-21, 2018

Total this year $118,000

Total raised to date more than $745,000 !!!