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Rosa Rattray Early Literacy Fund


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Rosa Rattray Early Literacy Fund

The Rosa Rattray Early Literacy Fund was established in 2017 in memory of Rosa Rattray, a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who instilled a love of reading and learning in her entire family.

By the age of 11, Rosa had read all of the books in the Junior collection of her local library, so was given an adult library card! Upon arriving to Guelph in 1965, she immediately joined Guelph Public Library where she held a card for more than 50 years, checking out 1000’s of items. As she raised her family, she shared this passion with those she loved, establishing building blocks for lifelong learning for generations to come.

So rich was Rosa’s love of reading and learning that after her passing in 2016, her family proudly celebrated her lifelong passion by establishing the Rosa Rattray Early Literacy Fund with the Guelph Public Library.

The Fund directly supports early literacy initiatives across the Guelph Public Library system, proving materials, equipment, and resources to enable and encourage all young minds in our community to flourish – nurturing a love of literacy and learning for children in their most formative years.

Your tax-deductible gift will help expand the availability of valuable early literacy tools throughout our system – creating the type of change that makes our world shine more brightly.