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Every Step Counts in the "GPL in Motion" Healthy Walking Challenge

Start 2013 out on the right foot!  Join the Guelph Public Library’s “GPL in Motion! Healthy Walking Challenge.”  Thanks to the wonderful community support and donation from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) inMotion, the GPL now has 100 pedometers available for Guelph residents to borrow.  These simple step counting tools are available at every library location and can be checked out for four weeks at a time. 
 
Any GPL cardholder can participate in the Healthy Walking Challenge.  All you need to do is borrow a pedometer from any library location.  The registration information is located within each pedometer kit.  The 14-day challenge begins on Monday, January 14th and runs until the 28th.   All steps should be logged online or submitted to any library location by Thursday, January 31st for a chance to win a “healthy” prize package!
 
What are you waiting for?  Drop into any library location to borrow a pedometer today!  Remember every step counts!  
 
Individual User Guide:
 
Printable steps tracker:
 
Headwaters Trails Listing:
 
Wellington Walks Trail Guide:
 
Trails in Wellington County Map:
 
City of Guelph Trail Maps:
 
Pedometer Challenge – Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care:
 
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines:
http://www.csep.ca/english/view.asp?x=804
 
For more information:  Tara Harvie, Information Services Librarian | tharvie@library.guelph.on.ca | 519.824.6220 x314
 

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Check out a Pedometer today from your GPL!

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Learn, Play, Collaborate, & Create with the Library's new Tech B@r!

Have you ever needed tech support but didn’t know where to go? Want to test drive new technologies before purchasing them? Think you’re too old to discover new devices? Your Guelph Public Library (GPL) is here to help and support you as y...

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Guelph Community Food Drive

No one in our neighbourhoods should be food insecure!  Friday, May 29th – Sunday, June 14th, 2015 The Guelph Community Food Drive aims to support smaller charitable food providers in our community, such as neighbourhood pantries and foo...

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Guelph Tourism Announces Tourism Week and ISpy Challenge!

Tourists and local residents are encouraged to discover why Guelph is A City to Remember Guelph, ON, May 25, 2015 – Guelph Tourism Services, along with employers and leaders in Guelph’s travel industry, are excited to celebrate Tourism...

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Library Summer Hours

GPL summer hours will commence on Monday, June 1st until September 6th.  The Main Library will close at 8 pm every Monday to Thursday evening during the summer. All library locations will be closed on Sundays beginn...

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GPL wants your OPINION: What Role Does the Library Play in your Life?

What role does the library play in your life? The Guelph Public Library (GPL) 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 achieve...

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Everyone is Invited to our East Side Street Party!

Mark your calendars! Bring your family & friends to our East Side Street party on Saturday, June 20th from 10:00 AM – NOON at the East Side Library Branch (1 Starwood Drive). Celebrate the 5th anniversary of this branch with free child...

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Help Preserve Guelph's Heritage: Donate to the Library's Microfilm Fundraising Campaign Today!

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 ea...

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Guelph READS settles on the Golden Spruce

The Golden Spruce was crowned the MUST-READ book of 2015 by those who attended this year's Friends of the Guelph Public Library's Guelph READS event! Thanks to all who participated in this wonderful literary event. More details available on t...

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Wireless Printing now available at the Main Library

Wireless printing is now enabled at the Main Library, allowing you to print documents through our printing interface, using your email, or from a variety of devices and apps. Learn more at http://www.guelphpl.ca/services/wifiPrinting.pdf ...

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Join us for the Launch of the new Teen ETCH Anthology

Vocamus Press and the Guelph Public Library have released The ETCH Anthology 2015, a collection of the winners and runners-up from the annual Guelph Public Library Teen Writing Contest. The launch will be on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 1:00 PM ...

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Join us for the Happy City Book Club Event!

Join the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation (GCAT) to discuss the important ideas in this book, and to look at what engaged citizens can do to improve the quality of life for Guelph. Light refreshments will be served along with a ch...

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Remembering In Flanders Fields...

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields, the Guelph Public Library is proud to release a new research tool at www.GuelphPL.ca starting Monday, April 27th, 2015. This special local history section on the library’s website feat...

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CHAT with or TEXT a Librarian today!

Need help finding an answer to a question, online or on-the-go? Mosio is a unique system to text or chat online with our librarians. Look for the "Ask a Question" tab on our website and click to ask a question, or text 613-519-0059 from your mobile p...

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