Who are the Friends of the Guelph Public Library?

  • We believe that the GPL is a necessary and 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. For more about the book sale click here.

The Friends of the GPL is a registered Canadian charity. To make a donation to the Friends please use the donate button below.  This will take you to the secure “Canada Helps” website. Receipts will be emailed automatically. Donations are gratefully accepted!

Where does the money raised go? Read on…..


Friends of the Guelph Public Library Executive – 2016-17

Virginia Gillham

Chair – Virginia Gillham
Vice Chair – Mary Mulholland
Treasurer – Elaine Lilley
(Adjunct) Secretary – May Goodwin
Library Board Representative – Gertrude Robinson
Members at Large – Marj Bethune, Liz Macrae, Graham Smith, Mei Fei Elrick, Ian Findlay, Paul Young, Alan Pickersgill
Library CEO – Steve Kraft
Library Liaison – Lisa Cunningham
“Mr. Dewey” Editors – (Adjunct Executive Members) Marilyn Crooks, Susan Ratcliffe

The Executive welcome your comments and suggestions.

To send us a comment please click here, fill in and submit the form. Or, you can write your comments, enclose in an envelope clearly marked “Friends of the Guelph Public Library Executive”, and drop off the envelope at any branch of the Guelph public library.