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Ward 7 News: Little Free Library project

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Hankering for a good read? Ever wish there was a library right on your corner? Do you have some books you’d like to share? Well, Ward 7’s latest initiative - the Little Free Library Project - was designed just for you!

A Little Free Library is pretty much as it sounds. It’s free. It’s a library. And it’s little. Very little. Think of a big birdhouse posted on a street corner or in a public area, but instead of birds, it houses books. You can see examples of Free Little Libraries online (Disclaimer: Ward 7’s Little Free Libraries will naturally be much, much cooler).

The books will originally come from the Library’s steward - a community volunteer that will help maintain and monitor their community’s Little Free Library. The books in the library will be free and available for anyone who wants a good read (no library card needed!). The intention is that the borrowed books will either be returned to the Little Free Library or replaced with other literary favourites. And if you’re not in a reading mood these days, these Little Free Libraries are a great place to drop off books that might be gathering dust.

Ward 7 and a great group of hard-working community volunteers are working together to assemble and install Little Free Libraries in every Ward 7 community. The libraries will be constructed of pre-cut and pre-drilled scrap material, donated by developers and builders working in the Ward.

Contact our office at or 403-268-2430 to find out where one will be in your community and how to get involved!


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