Introducing “The Robert Munsch Award”

Guelph, ON – The Guelph Public Library, in partnership with the Friends of the Guelph Public Library, are proud to offer “The Robert Munsch Award” of $1,000 CDN for the best short essay or position paper discussing the place or impact of the writings of Robert Munsch in English Language Children’s Literature.

“Robert Munsch is Guelph’s most famous living citizen and Canada’s best-selling author.  He is our hometown hero.  We are thrilled to be adding to the body of research surrounding his works”GPL CEO, Kitty Pope

Submissions are invited from undergraduate and graduate level university students in Library and Information Sciences, Children’s Literature, Early Childhood Education and other related areas of study.  Eligible submissions should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words in length, must include a short letter of support from a university faculty member in an appropriate subject area and must not have been previously published.  Submissions must be received no later than April 15, 2014 at  Further details are available at

About the Guelph Public Library’s website

120,454 visitors have discovered the GPL’s website since its redesign in November 2012. The most visited portals are the eLibrary, eBooks, and eAudiobooks.  The GPL’s newly launched Robert Munsch Discovery Portal is anticipated to become the most popular portal!  Access over 90 eResources, enjoy cultural connections, and so much more at

For more information:

Kitty Pope, CEO
519-824-6220 extension 226