poetry and prose about place

Little Free Library 

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I have heard about these little free libraries, appearing in cities all over North America. And now we have at least two in Fredericton.



‘little free library’ on University Avenue in Fredericton


Charming and whimsical …



‘little free library’ in Sunshine Gardens in Fredericton


A delightful expression of community! I love the stump or stone step so a child can borrow from the little library!


The idea is simple … take a book, leave a book. It’s a way to find some great new reading, visit a part of the community you may not know well and promote literacy.


As of this morning, I have left a copy of my poetry book within easy reach’ at two of these tiny libraries, one in Sunshine Gardens and one on University Avenue. If you want to go on a treasure hunt and borrow a book, make sure to take a book with you to trade! Happy reading!



Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

July 6, 2016 at 9:17 pm

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  1. My daughter-in-law in Toronto installed one of these. Even with people with houses full of books it has been welcomed, and also builds community.

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    Jane Fritz

    July 9, 2016 at 7:09 pm

  2. Jane: that’s wonderful and you’re wonderful. How thoughtful. Your book has such a potential reach into the local community. Good for you! Big hug!

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    July 9, 2016 at 6:57 pm

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