The Guelph Public Library’s “Evening for Book Lovers: Red Carpet Edition” fundraiser on Saturday, February 8th 2014 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.
Greeted by the Paperbag Princess, over 175 library supporters walked the red carpet dressed as their favourite movie and book characters writing another chapter in the GPL’s campaign for a new main library in Guelph raising over $14,000. The library fundraiser presented an array of wonderful auction items - a result of overwhelming support from the community. Guests had the opportunity to bid on top items such as original art pieces, spa packages, theatre tickets and so much more. Overall it was a classy, five-star night filled with literary fun and red carpet treatment for all!
Sponsors of this year's event included Meridian, VIA Rail Canada, CVS Midwest Tape, Saunders Books, Swan Moving and Storage, Nestle Waters Canada, The Guelph Tribune, Magic 106.1 FM/CJOY 1460 AM, The Guelph Mercury Community Partnership Program, Wellington Brewery, Zak's Jewellers, Red Car Service, and many other generous supporters from within the community. All proceeds of the event directly support the $10 million campaign for a new main library. A sincere thank you to everyone who attended and sponsored this “Evening for Book Lovers” event. Your generous donations and support ensure the GPL will continue to be a vital resource in our community.
Next year, plan to attend the GPL’s Book Lovers event on Saturday, February 28th, 2015.