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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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.

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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!

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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.