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Each gift to the Guelph Public Library, no matter the amount, has the power to improve, enrich, and transform lives.

Alex and women holding a cheque Alex is an avid researcher and champion of Guelph Public Library’s efforts to fundraise for a new Microfilm Reader – a need which became apparent to him during some initial research which has led to a multi-year journey discovering his roots and the role his family played in Guelph’s identity. Alex began his research at GPL, using microfilm resources - a search which uncovered a surprising amount of knowledge about his family. Learning that his great grandfather was Alexander Bain Petrie, “the more information we uncovered, we began to see that this man was an important part of Guelph’s history, which for the most part had gone unnoticed.” Alex has since written the biography of his great grandfather Alexander, created the A.B. Petrie Heritage Education Trust Inc., and is now working to complete a 3D replica of the historic Petrie building for an upcoming exhibit at the Guelph Civic Museum. Alex’s work has reinforced for him the need for additional modern microfilm equipment at GPL to enable users to preserve and share Guelph’s history and heritage, and uncover its many hidden stories, ensuring that they are not forgotten. “When a fund raising campaign to purchase a new reader was announced, I had to act.” -Alex

The Guelph Public Library appreciates all generous donations from the community it serves. Support from our donors and friends has been a sustaining feature of many of the important programs and services that the library provides. Donations can be made towards general support of the organization, or for specific projects like the Summer Reading Program, the Bookmobile campaign, or the new Main Library for example - whatever is important you! If you wish to give today, there are three easy ways.

Three easy ways to give:

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We are deeply grateful to all of our donors and benefactors for their contributions to the Guelph Public Library. Your personal philanthropy will help contribute to the sustainability and stability of the library. Every gift is making a real difference in allowing us to provide unparalleled access to lifelong learning opportunities as well as the freedom to read, learn, and discover to members of our community. GPL provides a broad range of programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds, many of whom would otherwise not have access to these valuable resources. Donations to the library help us to continue to provide not only essential, but also excellent, public library service now and into the future for the entire Guelph community. Your contribution means so much to so many! Thank you for considering this opportunity to help raise funds for this important community organization.

Your gift is tax deductible.

Online donations through our secure site will be automatically receipted. For donations made by telephone, mail and/or in-person, a tax receipt will be mailed.

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