Category Archives: Library

Libraries Matter in Guelph

The Guelph Public Library is launching a year-long public awareness campaign, Libraries Matter! where members of the community are invited to engage in a discussion of why libraries matter to them.

Guelph Public Library reveals new brand

After months of public engagement and creative development, the Guelph Public Library today unveiled its new brand including a logo, tagline and colour palette.

What role does the Guelph Public Library play in your life? Take a short survey to help with their rebranding process!

The Guelph Public Library needs your help to articulate a new brand that will capture and promote the essence and purpose of the Library: what the Library is and what it can be. This will be achieved through targeted key messaging, a brand “personality” and a new logo and tagline. Your input into this process is critical as this is your community library!

Guelph READS is back by popular demand!

Back by popular demand, Guelph READS 2015 will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library. The Friends of the Library present a star-studded panel who will attempt to convince you that their choice of literature should also be yours.

In Flanders field… a poetic reflection

The Guelph Public Library (GPL) is commemorating the 100th anniversary of John McCrae’s famous In Flanders Field poem with a reflective poetry contest.

Are you Guelph’s top speller?

Buzzzz…hear that? The Guelph Public Library is hosting a Spelling Bee for students in grades 4, 5, and 6 on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 am to noon at the Main Library (100 Norfolk Street).

‘Agents of change’ support Guelph Public Library

Over 190 library lovers – or better known as undercover secret agents of change – helped to write another chapter in the mission for a new main library headquarters in Guelph! The Guelph Public Library’s third annual Evening for Book Lovers: The Spy Who Loves Reading fundraiser held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at the Hanlon Convention Centre was a huge success – generating over $16,000 at this novel affair. Hosted by Magic 106.1 FM radio personality Lisa Richards, the espionage themed evening was proudly sponsored by Meridian Credit Union and featured entertainment by Viva Las Vegas and Flashpoint productions.

Preserve Guelph’s heritage: donate to the Library’s Microfilm Fundraising Campaign

The Guelph Public Library (GPL) along with local author David J. Knight have partnered to embark on a $13,900 fundraising campaign to help preserve Guelph’s rich heritage with the purchase of a new ViewScan III microfilm scanner reader. This easy to use, world-class piece of archival equipment will turn local history into a more dynamic, accessible, and user friendly resource for researchers of all ages by helping to uncover, save, and preserve the lost past.

Love you forever… and more Munsch theatrical fundraising event

The Guelph Public Library along with To Be Determined Theatre Company are thrilled to announce a new and exciting fundraising event, Love You Forever…And More Munsch! On Saturday, June 7th at 2:00PM in the Main Library (100 Norfolk Street), enjoy the hilarity of beloved children’s author Robert Munsch’s best stories brought to life.

Guelph Public Library: Home of the Paperbag Princess

Did you know The Paperbag Princess was first published on May 1st, 1980 by Annick Press? Celebrate your favourite princess at the Guelph Public Library every May 1st! This annual event, held at all library locations and at numerous downtown businesses, promotes the love of reading in our ‘royal’ city and of course, cherished Guelph children’s author Robert Munsch.

Stratford Shakespeare Lecture Series at your Guelph Public Library

This March, you’ll discover a whole world of excitement waiting for you at the Guelph Public Library. The Guelph Public Library and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival proudly present four thought-provoking lectures based on this season’s plays.

Another chapter written by Guelph book lovers

The Guelph Public Library’s “Evening for Book Lovers: Red Carpet Edition” fundraiser on Saturday, February 8th at the Hanlon Convention Centre was a novel affair – celebrating everyone’s appreciation for books and movies! Hosted by Magic 106.1 FM radio personalities Kevin Kelly and Lisa Richards, the elegant evening was proudly sponsored by Meridian Credit Union and featured award-winning entertainer, Judy Croon.

Celebrate your love of books and movies, red carpet style

Join the Guelph Public Library on Saturday February 8, 2014 for the 2nd annual ‘Evening for Book Lovers: Red Carpet Edition’ fundraising event! Step into the limelight and celebrate your appreciation for books and movies!

Main Library’s handmade gift sale coming soon

Are you between nine and eighteen years and looking to make some extra money this fall? Showcase your artistic talents by selling your unique handmade gifts at the Guelph Public Library’s Handmade Gift Sale on Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 AM to noon at the Main Library!

Introducing “The Robert Munsch Award”

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.