6 July 2023

Annie Knight
Marketing and Development Manager


Guelph’s first Accessible Little Library opens Monday

GUELPH, Ontario – On July 10th at 10:00am, Guelph’s first Accessible Little Library will officially open.

Located at 197 Dufferin St., the Accessible Little Library is a community project put on by People4People Self Advocacy Group and Community Living Guelph Wellington.

While Guelph has many Little Free Libraries and Little Free Pantries, the Accessible Little Library is a little different.

“It’s designed to be accessible and much more,” says Michelle Maloney, People4People Advisor.

“The library is an opportunity to meet new neighbours and connect with each other with a purpose. Whether it’s borrowing a book, giving a book, or organizing a neighbourhood story time at the library, the ALL is an opportunity for all.”

The ALL is different, in that the library is a little closer to the ground, making it easier for people with wheelchairs, walkers, or mobility aids to reach it. The surface underneath is sturdy, so wheelchairs can move towards it. The handle has a pull, making it easier to grab for people who have less mobility in their hands. And there’s a bench, to sit and rest, or chat with a new friend.

Neighbours and friends are invited to join the Accessible Little Library Grand Opening at 197 Dufferin St. on Monday, July 10 at 10:00am. Donations are welcome, and will be used towards making more Accessible Little Libraries.




Community Living Guelph Wellington is a not-for-profit organization that supports more than 600 adults with a developmental disability living in Guelph and Wellington County. We believe in community first. We help people with developmental disabilities connect to community for work and volunteering, places to live and recreation.

People4People is a self-advocacy group for adults with developmental disabilities in Guelph and Wellington County. We are here to listen, advocate and make change happen so that our communities are inclusive places to live, work and play.

More information about the Accessible Little Library available at: Accessible Little Library - Community Living Guelph Wellington (

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