Little Free Libraries
The Little Free Libraries program will reopen as early as July 8 for locations whose owners feel comfortable reopening.
The City will place signs on each Little Free Library location, including school site libraries, to communicate which libraries are open and which remain closed.
What is a Little Free Library?
It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbours share their favourite books and literature. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone can stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.
Why have a Little Free Library?
- Can be a neighbourhood gathering place.
- A local place where neighbours can meet and get to know one another.
- Provides a way for people to give to their community.
Promote Reading and Literacy
- It’s always nice to read a book recommended by others.
- Having a Little Free Library in your neighbourhood is cool!
- Kids can participate by sharing their favourite books and reading some of the treasures left by others.
How do you start a Little Free Library?
- Use our Little Free Library Guide to access the library guidelines and application form.
- Visit littlefreelibrary.org to get ideas and plans, and to see the global impact of Little Free Libraries.
Last edited: July 7, 2020