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little libraries

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Do you have a ‘little library’ in your neighborhood? We have a few in the Fredericton area. A community-based book-sharing system, these places encourage reading and neighbourhood spirit. The little library is usually small, a dry place for books on a post. Sometimes there is a stone or stump in front so children can access the books.




On Sunday, I placed a signed new copy of three books in the little library on University Avenue in Fredericton: ‘within easy reach’ (Jane Spavold Tims, Chapel Street Editions, 2016), ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’ (Jane Spavold Tims, Chapel Street Editions, 2017) and ‘The Back Channels’ (Jennifer Houle, Signature Editions, 2016).


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If these books have already been claimed at the little library, they are available at the Fredericton Public Library. They are also available at Westminster Books in Fredericton. Books make great gifts!!!!!!!


For more about little free libraries, see


All my best,


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  1. We don’t have one in our area here. That was great!

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    August 8, 2018 at 2:36 am

    • They crop up quite often here. Needs a waterproof box with a roof. Great use for a small cooler.


      jane tims

      August 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm

  2. What a great idea, Jane: wonderful. Now that is something well worth doing.

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    July 31, 2018 at 1:38 pm

  3. Great idea Jane.

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    allan hudson

    July 31, 2018 at 6:18 am

    • Especially for kids. A purpose for a walk through the neighborhood. A way to teach about the value of neighborhoods.

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      jane tims

      July 31, 2018 at 11:26 am

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