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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
Martha’s Place: “The world was hers for the reading” – Betty Smith
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Little Free Library at 62 Slayter Street, Dartmouth. The guard cat is named Hobbes. Charter #121042
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
https://www.facebook.com/TKLibrary/
A children’s Little Free Library at 145 Joffre Street, Dartmouth
The Little Free Library at 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. It is also on Instagram shubieparklittlelibrary
The Little Free Library at the Boys and Girls Club Downtown Dartmouth
The Little Free Library at 18 Victoria Drive Lwr Sackville, Charter #154811 2023- has moved to 17 Cartier Crescent
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. Charter #127459
The Little Library at Middle Park, 4 Candy Mountain Road, Mineville
The Children’s Little Free Library at 30 Old Mineville Road. Charter #86045
The Little Free Library at Starlit Beach Village, 4261 Hwy 6. Charter #129098
The Little Free Library at 51 Devonshire Drive, Timberlea Village Charter #7554
The Little Free Library at 8743 Hwy 2 Great Village Charter#57166
 Little Free Library at the Creamery Square in Tatamagouche. It was built to resemble their grain elevator. Charter #144227
Windy Acre Little Free Library, 1147 Brule Point Road, Tatamagouche. Charter#58196 Open June to October. It has its own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WindyAcreLFL
Laurie Mersereau Little Free Library lights up at night. 30 Argus Drive, Dartmouth Charter #80207. It has its own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LaurieMersereauLFL
2 Oakes Road, Fall River Charter # 15792
2a Lakeside Terrace, Dartmouth
12 Skylark Street in Halifax
78 Nightingale Drive, Halifax
This Little Free Library is located in the Cole Harbour Heritage Park. It is modeled in memory of the iconic red barn that was sadly burned by arson several years ago at the same site. Charter #152350 https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087428495343
The Little Free Library at 28 Cleveland Crescent, Dartmouth looks like a birdhouse.
‘Free Reads at 77’ is a Little Free Library located beside the post boxes, across from 39 Summerset Street in Manor Park, Dartmouth. It also has a dog stick library beside it and a nice bench to sit at.
The Library Steward at 82 Lorne Avenue in Manor Park, Dartmouth is looking to retire, chat with Nancy.
Little Bird Library, 210 Old Post Road, Grand Pre Charter # 6465 Did you know that the Old Post Road was the original road running to Halifax?
The Little Free Library by the Bay, 65 Roger’s Road, Scott’s Bay. Charter #133183 Instagram @LittleFreeLibraryByTheBay
The Little Free Library at 5852 Scott’s Bay Road.
Wee Library outside the Kentville Heritage Centre, 66 Station Lane.
The Little Free Library at 210 Main Street Wolfville Charter #106158
Read A Book. Share A Book.
The Little Free Library by the Bay
Brings books to you in a magical way.
If there’s a book you’d like to READ,
Just take it, it’s yours, there is no fee.
If there’s a book you’d like to SHARE,
Please leave it on the shelf with care.
Thank you for making us part of your day-
Now go on, get reading, be on your way.
-Copied from the free hand-made bookmarks offered in the Little Free Library
by the Bay.
Little Free Library at Cow Bay Hall, 1493 Cow Bay Rd, Charter #67437
Little Wooden Woodward Library. 33 Woodward Crescent, Halifax. Charter #145094
Uprooted Market & Cafe 7992 Trunk 7 Musquodoboit Harbour
Canary Crescent Community Library,38 Canary Crescent, Halifax. Charter #148890
Willow Street Little Library 6248 Willow Street, Halifax Charter # 114516
Woodbury Library, 422 Parkland Ave. Halifax
The Blue Book Box, 46 Fernwood Road, Halifax. Charter #92642
30 Rockmanor Dr. Bedford.
6536 Edinburg St, Halifax. Charter # 30975
Little Free Library at 135 Frederick Ave, Halifax.
Little Free Library at 5 Kirk Street, Jollimore, Halifax. Charter#25857
Doull Ave, Halifax Little Free Library.
Little Free Library at the Meadow, Kingswood, Halifax
141 Everwood Avenue, Hammonds Plains
60 Leeward Avenue, Hammonds Plains
The Little Free Library at 32 Dock Street, Shelburne. Charter #75144
The Little Free Library at the corner of Tower Road and Atlantic Street, Halifax. Charter #86071
According to a CBC news article, this was Halifax’s very first Little Free Library 2539 Agricola Street.
The Little Free Library at 168 Dominion Street in Truro, Charter #18974
The Little Free Library at 63 Edgewater Street, St. James Church driveway, Mahone Bay.
The Little Free Library at 4 Wilson Road, Enfield. Charter #121414
Little Free Library at 48 Tulip Street, Dartmouth
The Little Free Library at 722 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville.
Little Free Library at 298 Kingswood Drive, Hammonds Plains
A little free library, found in the bushes at the kiosque in Mahone Bay.
Pages in the Passage Little Free Library, 53 Redoubt Way in Eastern Passage.
Free Tiny Library- Little Dory Full of Stories 13056 Shore Road, Wood Islands, P.E.I. just off the Pictou/P.E.I Ferry at the Information Centre. Charter #152460
The brand new Little Free Library Charter #172366 is located in the 3rd Parking lot to the Salt Marsh Trail in Cole Harbour.
The Little Free Library on the corner of Tower Road and Atlantic across from the Huskies Stadium Charter # 86071
The Little Free Library located at Carol’s Corner Community Centre, 9 Milford Rd, Middle Musquodoboit.
The Little Free Library at 2 Foxgrove Lane in Manor Park in Dartmouth.

The Little Free Library on St. Matthias St. in Halifax, near Chebucto Road

The Little Free Library at 6360 Almon Street, Halifax Charter#172063

The Little Free Library at Ronald McDonald House, 1133 Tower Road, Halifax

The Little Free Library at the Hammonds Plains Community Centre at 2041 Hammonds Plains Rd.

The Little Free Library at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. We just love the fish nets. This LFL was set up by Word on the Street.

The Little Free Library on Harvard Street in between Lawrence and Duncan in Halifax.

A new children’s free little library for ages newborn to grade 9! Situated beside the community pantry at the back of Cole Harbour Woodside United Church, corner of Bissett and Cole Harbour Road.
The Little Red Library at 754 West Pennant Road.
12 Birchdale Ave, Dartmouth. Charter #179409

Little Free Library at 66 Hirandale Cres. Just by Auburn High in Cole Harbour.

6252 Lawrence Street, Halifax

AfterWords Literary Festival Little Free Library on the corner of Spring Garden and Carlton, Halifax.
The Little Free Library at 683 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal Charter # 62985
2619 Fuller Terrace, Halifax
Little Free Library at the Granville Ferry Community Hall at 5352 Granville Road, just outside of Port Royal.
8 Hampshire Way, Cole Harbour, N.S.
44 Darlington Drive, Middle Sackville, N.S.
The Little Free Library at #5 3rd Street in Dartmouth Charter #165122
Ollie’s Little Free Library, 436 Main Street, Mahone Bay read.love.share.return
The Little Free Library at 248 Leslie Rd. in Lawrencetown
The Little Free Library behind the Gazebo in Mahone Bay
The Little Free Library at 100 Montague Road, Lunenburg.
The Little Free Library at 882, Highway #3, Mahone Bay.
The Little Free Library at 72 Valleyfield Road, Dartmouth, Charter #138158 has been upgraded.
The Little Free Library at the Maritime Muslim Academy at 6225 Chebucto Rd. in Halifax.
The Little Free Library at 70 Newcastle Street in Dartmouth.
The Little Free Library in the Parkland at the Lakes Gazebo on Bakers Drive in Dartmouth.
Enchanted Gateway
The Little Free Library at 27 Gateway Road, in Clayton Park. Halifax
5 Eljay Drive, Dartmouth
The Little Free Library at 44 Laurentide, Clayton Park, Halifax.