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Thirty + reasons to love your library. #51; 2013

Posted in on a + note by flickfancy on December 23, 2013

kitty#51At year end I am particularly drawn to lists and 2013 appears to be no different. Over breakfast I started making a list of reasons to ♥ the public library. I then asked the GPL staff their top reasons. We ♥ GPL because….

33. We are your other best friend

32. We offer opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community

31. We collect and share history

30. We provide free public computers to connect with the world wide web

29. We believe reading and learning is important

27. A great library website at www.library.guelph.on.ca

26. The library is the best place to find mystery, romance and fun

25. Visit our Paper Bag Princess …she is awesome!

24. Ask us a question, any question; we are experts at finding answers

23. Borrow an audio book to listen to while driving to the cottage

22. We are the most used recreational facility in the city!

21. Reserve a new book and we’ll call you when it’s available

20. We’ll show you how to research your family tree

19. Drop in and play chess every Tuesday morning

18. We have great customers who know us, trust us, are proud of us and inspire us

17. Consider being on the GPL Board….they do amazing work that makes it all possible

16. Sit and read a newspaper at one of our beautiful 100 year old Carnegie tables

15. Public libraries support preschool literacy. Our story hour kids do better in school!

14. We are the community

13. We have current and classic movies and TV series

12. Read a Guelph newspaper from 1884

11. Check out progress on the new Main Library

10. Come work with us, we are always looking for great staff who want to make a difference

9. Donate to the Guelph Public Library

8. Join one of our book clubs….we love talking about books!

7. Call us at 519-824-6220; we’ll help you right over the phone

6. Visit the Munch Discovery portal

5. We have Friends and they really like us

4. Our online databases are available 24/7

3. We are inclusive, serving everyone who comes through our doors with a smile

2. GPL has over 425,000 books, magazines and videos to share

1. We believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover

For all these reason and a whole bunch more, we at GPL ♥ libraries. From all of us at GPL we wish you a very Happy New Year, filled with lots of adventure, laughter and great reads.

Kitty Pope                                                                                     #51 December 2013



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