Little Free Libraries- Take a Book, Share a Book

May - 15
2022

Little Free Libraries- Take a Book, Share a Book

Have you ever wondered where the books go that the store cannot take, books that we already have a large number of copies of? Some go to the thrift shops, but many go to the Little Free Libraries around our city.

The Little Free Library at 75 Prince Albert Road Charter #138041. This one has a fairy door underneath it

Little Free Library (LFL) is the World’s largest book-sharing movement. It is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2012 and now there are more than 100,000 registered LFL boxes worldwide. According to a CBC news article, Halifax’s first Little Free Library was built in 2014 on Agricola Street.

Dartmouth Book Exchange started filling Dartmouth’s LFLs in 2017. Since then the number of LFLs in our city has grown, increasing book access in our community. We regularly fill the larger LFLs, such as the one at Christ Church Downtown and the one at the Fairbanks Centre in Shubie Park, as they can hold larger amounts of books. Both these locations have large pedestrian traffic and the books don’t last long. Pedestrians can pick out a free book to read while enjoying the sun at the picnic tables on the lawn of the Church or sit on one of the many benches in Shubie to read. What better way to experience a beautiful day at the park?

The Little Free Library at Christ Church. Charter # 91127

We fill a number of the smaller ones around the city as well. Some are quite creative and match the houses they sit in front of, have benches in front of them to sit and read or they may have a little fairy door beneath them.

The Little Free Library at 72 Valleyfield Road, Dartmouth. This one has a children’s one beside it, but lower, at a child’s height. Charter #138158

Dartmouth author Richard Levangie hid copies of his debut middle-grade novel Secrets of the Hotel Maisonneuve in Little Free Libraries all over HRM and beyond as a way of promoting his book during a pandemic. Jacob, the lead character in his novel, finds a 100-year-old letter in the back of a dresser that starts him on a treasure hunt. What a perfect way to promote a book then by sending Haligonians on their own treasure hunt to find his book.

Notice Secrets of the Hotel Maisonneuve sitting on the bottom shelf of the Laurie Mersereau Little Free Library 30 Argus Drive, Dartmouth Charter #80207

For more information on starting a Little Free Library or their locations visit their website at https://littlefreelibrary.org/

The Little Free Library at the entrance to Birches Park, Portland Estates, Dartmouth. Charter #112681
The Little Free Library at 10 Lakeview Ave., Dartmouth. Charter #28773 This one has a mailbox on the side that has plant seeds that you can take or exchange.
Little Free Library across from the Woodlawn United Church in Dartmouth. This one matches the House it sits in front of and has a lovely bench to sit on to read a book.
 Little Free Library at 218 Donegal Drive, Dartmouth. Charter #139378
Little Free Library at 62 Slayter Street, Dartmouth. The guard cat is named Hobbes.
The Fairy door under the Little Free Library at 75 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, Charter #138041 Take a Book, Leave A Book.
Little Free Library at Fisherman’s Cove. Charter #67436
389 Portland Street, Dartmouth
Charter #28377
A children’s Little Free Library at 145 Joffre Street, Dartmouth
80 Joffre Street, Dartmouth
This Little Free Library at 346 Cow Bay Road has a Little Free Pantry behind it. Charter #110658
This is the base of the Little Free Library at Fisherman’s Cove Charter #67436
St. Alban’s Community Mini Library at 345 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth.
Shubie Park Little Library. Did you know that it has its own Facebook Page? https://www.facebook.com/shubielittlelibrary
The Little Free Library at the Boys and Girls Club Downtown Dartmouth
The Little Free Library at 18 Victoria Drive Lwr Sackville
The Little Free Library at Hawthorn School Dartmouth
The Little Free Library on Chrysler Ave, Dartmouth
The Little Free Library at 160 High Road Fall River
The Little Library at Middle Park, 4 Candy Mountain Road, Mineville
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