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GPL Annual Fundraiser Campaign Begins

Web posted on November 07, 2017

This year's annual campaign will address two goals: A 'Today' portion will be used to fund additional early literacy stations - a growing need in our community. These stations feature more than 4,000 award-winning, engaging activities that span 7 core curriculum areas. By making learning fun, they are invaluable at the library especially for children who do not have access to similar learning tools at home - helping them form crucial language and literacy skills.

A 'Tomorrow' portion of gifts will go towards the building fund for a future new Main Library, an amazing investment in the life of the library and the city.

For this year's campaign, the library is honoured to partner with the Rattray family and the newly implemented Rosa Rattray Early Literacy Fund which supports early literacy initiatives at the library.

"Our goal is ambitious. We'd like to raise $30,000 which would allow us to introduce four additional early literacy stations in our branch locations to meet increasing demand," says Library CEO Steve Kraft. "We are so thrilled to partner with the Rattray family to help bring these valuable learning tools to youngsters in our community." Rosa's family shares, "Rosa instilled a love of reading and learning in all of us, and after her passing in 2016, we wanted to celebrate her life and passion by helping to continue to nurture a love of learning in local children."

"As a community, we have a responsibility to nurture lifelong learning through all stages of life. This is one of the many roles of the library. By supporting this campaign, we are showing that Libraries Matter, and that our community is willing to invest in a vibrant Guelph now and into the future," says Steve.