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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 teens@guelphpl.ca. 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 “It’s ALL Write: Teen Short Story Contest.” The sky’s the limit! Paint, draw, photography, digital arts – you decide! The winning cover will be featured on the “Etch Anthology” book to be released in June - plus you could win a Downtown Guelph gift certificate. Submit your entry to teens@guelphpl.ca or in person to any library location before 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. Grades 7 to 12.

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What else is new?

Try Speed Friending at the Main Library

Are you new to Guelph? A recent graduate? Finding it hard to meet new people? The Guelph Public Library is excited to host Speed Friending at the Main Library (100 Norfolk Street) on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 7 to 9:30 PM. Join us at this fun a...

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Community Connections: New Collections from Public Health

Are you looking for creative ways to enhance your classroom lesson plan, workplace wellness initiative or youth group meeting? Well, you’ve come to the right place! The library now offers a set of DVDs and resource kits that promote health mess...

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Donor Spotlight: Kelly and Steven

Guelph Public Library’s annual campaign is a yearly appeal to the community to help support the library’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities. Thanks to the help of many generous supporters, like Kelly and Steven, the campaign...

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From the Kids Korner...Best Picture Books of 2016!

It was another great year for picture books. 2016 brought us turtles looking for hats, worm weddings, baby bosses, and much more. Diversity continued to be a major theme as authors and publishers commit to telling stories from a variety of perspectiv...

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Eat! Enjoy! Explore! Purchase your Guelph Community Cookbook

Guelph Public Library is pleased to announce its “Eat. Enjoy. Explore – Guelph Community Cookbook.” The cookbook is a compilation of recipes provided by community members highlighting many of the cherished stories 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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