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February 05, 2016

Enter the Library's Teen Writing & Art Contests!

The Guelph Public Library’s “It’s ALL Write: Teen Short Story Contest” runs until 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. Teens in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to write a short story on any topic in 1,500 words or less an...

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February 01, 2016

Family Day Holiday Hours

All Guelph Public Library locations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 15th.       ...

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January 26, 2016

Public Library Partnership to Create Social Services Hub

PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE SOCIAL SERVICES HUB The Windsor Public Library, together with partners Essex and Guelph, have been awarded $200,000 from the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund, to develop a community hub of social services for thos...

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January 25, 2016

Mobile Hotspots now available

Did you know you can check out Netgear Air cards from the library? These mobile hotspot devices provide internet access to devices and computers with wireless capabilities such as your smart phones or tablets or laptops. You can also manually connect...

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January 21, 2016

Guelph Mercury Opinion - The Real Library Curse is Neglect

Guelph Mercury, January 20, 2016: ...

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January 20, 2016

Chocolate Mania Competition

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Guelph Public Library is dreaming of all things chocolate. Chocolate cookies, chocolate brownies, fine chocolate sauces, and even the secret ingredient in one’s chili – you guessed i...

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January 04, 2016

Library Invites Refugees to Explore, Connect, & Thrive

The Guelph Public Library is committed to empowering Syrian refugee families relocating to Guelph to “Explore · Connect · Thrive” with our great community. A Guelph Public Library card opens up a world of entertainment, disc...

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January 03, 2016

CHAT with or TEXT a Librarian today!

Need help finding an answer to a question, online or on-the-go? 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 phone and...

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November 18, 2015

Library Receives Grant to Encourage Young Budding Scientists to Thrive in our Community

The Guelph Public Library, in partnership with Scientists in School (SiS), graciously received a $3,000 grant from the Guelph Community Foundation to implement a new science community workshop for children, youth and families. This new partnership fu...

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