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September 16, 2014

Celebrate National Read an #eBookDay!

Celebrate with us on September 18, 2014 Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling. Be a part of the festivities by checking your favorite eBook out from the library, sharing your reading stories, entering to win prizes or...

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September 16, 2014

Downloading eBooks is easier with launch of 3M Cloud Library!

The Guelph Public Library is proud to introduce a new eBook lending service - the 3M Cloud Library! This revolutionary eResource encourages library customers to discover, borrow and read eBooks with ease on their mobile devices and comput...

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September 15, 2014

The Bookmobile is off the road...

The GPL Bookmobile is off the road until further notice for repairs and maintenance. Phone 519-829-4401 for updated news.  ...

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September 11, 2014

Library Board is Seeking New Members

   The Guelph Public Library is searching for interested volunteers to fill vacancies on the Library Board, which operates under the terms of the Public Libraries Act.   To be on a public library board in Ontar...

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September 10, 2014

Lost Franklin expedition ship found in the Arctic

Check out GPL’s eResource “Canada in Context” to find newspaper and magazine articles, photos, audio clips and images of John Franklin and his expedition.  ...

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September 04, 2014

Happy Making Pianos return to Downtown Guelph & the Library!

Once again, Guelph's downtown streets will come alive with the sound of music when the #HappyMaking pianos are rolled out on September 4th. Until the end of September, twelve pianos will be scattered throughout the downtown core outs...

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September 03, 2014

Welcome to the 21st Century Library!

Have you ever wondered how public library service is transforming in this day and age? Or how is the library an economic generator for our royal city? Why does Guelph need a new main library?   These questions and more will be...

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August 18, 2014

Celebrate Culture Days @ your Guelph Public Library

Culture Days is committed to reaching the goal of having all Canadians in every community declaring "I Love Culture" and making culture a daily habit. Why not "Express Yourself" by participating in some of the great event o...

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August 13, 2014

Discover the Library's Famous Guelphites Web Portal

 Check out the newly redesigned Guelph Public Library’s Famous Guelphites web portal with over 150 biographies! Easily navigate the new interface and quickly view major life events about each Famous Guelphite on a side bar. Referenc...

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August 12, 2014

What Type of Library User are You?

We're excited to share with you a new quiz from the Pew Research Center's Internet Project that will help us learn about the role that the Guelph Public Library plays in our community. Our unique version of this library user quiz wil...

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August 05, 2014

Donations WANTED for Friends of the Guelph Public Library Giant Used Book Sale

GIANT BOOK SALE – OCTOBER 17, 18, 19, 2014   Friends of the Guelph Public Library are busy preparing for their 8th annual giant book sale to be held from Friday, October 17 to Sunday, October 19.  This year we have ...

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July 22, 2014

Join the GPL's Teen Puppet Troupe - a New Volunteer Experience

 Have you heard? The Guelph Public Library is inviting all teens in grades 7 through 12 to become part of the GPL’s Teen Puppet Troupe! Earn community involvement hours while also gaining valuable drama and puppetry skills with professi...

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