Guelph Community Foundation Assists Library in Opening Young Minds to a Lifetime of Learning

GPL press release.

The Guelph Public Library has been awarded a $4397 grant by the Guelph Community Foundation through its Community Grants Program. Thanks to this generous funding, the GPL will be able to open the minds of young children at the Main Library through the purchase of an Early Literacy Station (ELS). This comprehensive digital learning tool for children ages 2 to 8 years contains a plethora of award-winning educational games in each curriculum area (math, science, geography, reading, music/arts, writing, and reference). These programs have been carefully chosen for age appropriateness, educational value, ease of use, entertainment value, discovery and growth. This early literacy project is expected to be fully functional at the Main Library Children’s Department by early 2015. The Guelph Public Library Board, employees, and customers appreciate and applaud the support of the Guelph Community Foundation.

About the Guelph Community Foundation:

The Guelph Community Foundation is an independent, volunteer-driven charitable foundation whose purpose is to provide leadership in promoting community philanthropy and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Guelph and surrounding communities. The Foundation pools the charitable gifts of many donors into permanent, income-earning endowments. Income from the endowments supports a wide range of charitable programs and activities. For more information, visit