May 16, 2022

Canada: Guelph Public Library to Fundraise to Keep Public Internet Access Running

From the Guelph Mercury:

Guelph Public Library will be able to pay for public internet access at its branches next year through its own fundraising efforts, says chief executive officer Kitty Pope.

After a long-standing federal program stopped providing the $6,800 per year needed to pay for internet service in March 2012, a fundraising effort secured enough cash to keep bandwidth flowing through Guelph’s six public libraries for the next year.

But Pope said the organization’s growing fundraising arm will likely be able to provide the money needed to keep internet services running in 2014.


The Guelph Public Library expects to raise close to $95,000 from community donors in 2014, 85 per cent more than it raised this year, according to a budget presentation provided to Guelph city council this week.

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