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Enter our 'It's All Write' Short Story & 'Judge a Book by its Cover' Contest

The Guelph Public Library is excited to partner with Vocamus Press once again to offer teens a chance to express their creative thoughts. The It’s ALL Write: Teen Short Story Contest” runs until 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Teens in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to write a short story on any topic in 1,500 words or less and send it to This year we will also feature an additional section in the Etch Anthology dedicated to stories about the experience of being a newcomer. Are you new to a school, our community, city, or country? We want to hear your newcomer stories. Winners will receive a Downtown Guelph gift certificate in four categories: Grades 7 & 8, Grades 9 & 10, Grades 11 & 12, and newcomer stories. Participants may also have their work included in the “Etch Anthology” to be sold in June. 

Put your artistic talents to good use and design a book cover for our “Judge a Book by its Cover Contest.” The sky’s the limit! Paint, draw, photography, digital arts – you decide! The winning cover will be featured as the “Etch Anthology” book to be released in June - plus you could win a Downtown Guelph gift certificate. Submit your entry to or in person to any library location before 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Grades 7 to 12.

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Income Tax Assistance at the East Side Library

Every Monday in March and April, a Immigrant Services-Guelph Wellington settlement worker will be on site to "Lend a Hand" with preparing and filing income tax returns at the East Side Branch from 4-6pm. Call 519-836-2222 to benefit fr...

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$15,128 Grant Speeds Up the Library's Wireless Services

The Guelph Public Library is thrilled to receive a $15,128 Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund (OLCF) grant to upgrade its wireless services. Thanks to the generous funding provided by the Government of Ontario, the library has purchased all new wireless...

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Learn New Skills at the Library's How-To Expert Festival

Do you love to learn new things but never seem to have enough time? The Guelph Public Library is hosting a HOW-TO Expert Festival on Saturday, March 25, 2017 where everyone can learn something new in just 10 minutes! Fourteen Experts. 10 Minutes. 10...

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Donate to the Library's Annual Campaign Today!

Guelph Public Library’s yearly appeal to the community to help support the library’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities is now under way. Launched in 2012, thanks to the help of many generous supporters, this annual campaign ...

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