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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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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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From the Kids Korner: Make Every Day Family Day at your Library

Family Day is a great time to take a break and spend the day with your family and the people you care for in your life. While library locations are closed to observe this holiday, this doesn't mean we can't be a part of your Family Day c...

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Are you an aspiring writer? Join us this February!

Vocamus Press is presenting a series of writing workshops for authors at the main library. Every Sunday in February from 2 to 3:30 pm, listen to a local guest speaker discuss different aspects of the writing profession. Register for a ...

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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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Libraries Matter in Guelph

The Guelph Public Library is launching a year-long public awareness campaign, Libraries Matter! where members of the community are invited to engage in a discussion of why libraries matter to them – what Guelph libraries offer to existing, new ...

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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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