Donations for this year’s sale CLOSED

Donations for the 2019 GIANT book sale are no longer being accepted. Thank you to all of you who made donations! If you need a place to take your donations please try the Elora Festival book sale, Goodwill, Bibles for Missions, or other charitable organizations who offer low cost books for sale.

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Book Sale Hours

Early Bird —- Friday, October 25, 1-4pm $10 admission

NOTE: The Sale closes from 4-6pm to allow volunteers time for dinner

Free Admission*
*Friday, Oct. 25 – 6pm-9pm
*Saturday and *Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27 – 10am-4pm

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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.

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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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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.