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July 24, 2014

Civic Holiday Hours

All Guelph Public Library branches will be CLOSED on Monday, August 4th in observance of the Civic holiday....

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July 23, 2014

Check out the NEW TEEN Portal!

Discover the dramatically re-designed Guelph Public Library’s Teen Portal, where you can easily find resources and events just for teens! Check out “Life Links” to view work, career, and volunteer opportunities, helpful health in...

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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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July 21, 2014

Visit the Bookmobile at City Hall Market Square!

Every Friday in July & August, visit the Bookmobile at City Hall Market Square Splash pad from 1:15 to 2:45 pm for all your reading needs and more!  Follow @GPLBookmobile on Twitter for up to date news!...

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July 14, 2014

Congratulations to J.O.E on their first anniversary!

J.O.E. (Jobs. Opportunities. Enterprise.) is celebrating their first anniversary this week! Drop by the Main Library on Tuesday, July 15th and Thursday, July 17th from 9am to 1pm to pick up a cup of coffee and join in the festivities! Re...

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July 08, 2014

Friends of the Guelph Public Library Find a New Home for Giant USED Book Sale

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July 08, 2014

July 7th = Lucky Day for Guelph Residents

   Do you cringe with embarrassment at the mention of overdue fines or lost library items? Many people with lost items avoid visiting the library due to guilty consciences and their account balances weighing heavily on their min...

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July 04, 2014

Receive FREE slices of Pizza at the Library during July

Bring your friends to the Library and sign up for a card at the same time! During the month of July, when you and your friends visit the library, you will all receive a coupon for a free slice of pepperoni or veggie pizza from World's 2-for-1 ...

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June 30, 2014

Apply today for the 2014-2015 TEEN ADVISORY GROUP!

The Guelph Public Library is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Teen Advisory Group. Motivated, dedicated teens in grades seven to twelve are wanted by the GPL. Make a difference. Have an impact. Gain experience and community involvement...

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June 27, 2014

Library Summer Hours

GPL summer hours will commence on Monday, June 2nd until August 31st.  The Main Library will close at 8 pm every Monday to Thursday evening during the summer. All library locations will be closed on Sundays beginning ...

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June 25, 2014

LIBRARY DAYS @ World's 2-for-1 Pizza & Wings

Show your GPL card every Wednesday & Thursday until the end of July at World's 2-for-1 Pizza & Wings for #LIBRARY DAYS! A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to library! Show your support and become a #GPLBestFr...

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June 11, 2014

Enter GPL's Munsch Dual-Language Poetry Contest Today!

   The Guelph Public Library’s Munschologists are launching a new contest for everyone to participate in! Starting on Wednesday, June 11th, the GPL is hosting a Munsch Dual-Language Poetry Contest! Contestants are encoura...

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June 02, 2014

Join the Children's Summer Reading Club...

Be a part of the Children’s Summer Reading Club at your Guelph Public Library! The fun begins Wednesday, July 2nd until Friday, August 29th at all library locations for children ages 3 to 11 years.  Read, review, have fun, an...

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June 01, 2014

Teens..."GET HIP" this summer at the GPL

Visit your local library this summer to "GET HIP” by participating in the Teen Summer Reading Club for a chance to win great prizes! There is #something4everyone at your #GPL! Don't forget to try out one of our FREE teen progra...

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May 26, 2014

GPL Summer Adult Book Clubs

Beach reading season is almost here… join us for one of the GPL Summer Book Clubs!   Being held in the community throughout July and August, have the opportunity to read a great book, meet new people and have a night (or mornin...

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May 24, 2014

Meet the 2014-2015 GPL Library Board...

The Guelph Public Library was established in 1883 under a city bylaw permitted by the Free Public Libraries Act of 1882. It was a successor to the Guelph Mechanic's Institute (est. 1850). The Guelph Public Library operates under the terms...

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