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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Thank you!

…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!

Another generous donation!

Jenn Haines, who owns the Dragon book store here in Guelph, has donated about 1500 like-new graphic novels of all kinds for all ages of reader. These will be in a separate display at the book sale. We are profoundly indebted to Jenn for this incredibly generous donation!

Approvals for Baker St. District Redevelopment Plan

On Monday, July 16 Guelph City Council approved the staff report that awarded the Baker St. redevelopment project to Windmill Development Group. The new development will include provision for the construction of a new main library, with “shovels in the ground” by 2024. The full Guelph Today story here.

The GPL Library Board enthusiastically supports this project. News Release here.

The Book Sale is On!

Whew! Right under the wire! Just when we thought we might have to pull the plug on this year’s GIANT BOOK SALE, we were made aware that last year’s venue will be available to us once again. We are over the moon! The sale will take place the weekend of October 19-21 at 69 Huron St. We will begin to receive donations in August. Watch this space for more detail as things unfold.

We are once again supremely grateful to the Wood Family for their ongoing generosity and support of this important community-wide annual event.