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Little Free Library

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The Little Free Library movement seeks to build community and promote

the love of reading by encouraging free book exchanges.

Begun in 2009 in Wisconsin, USA, the premise of “take a book, return a book” with small book shelters has grown to well over 50,000 book exchanges worldwide.  South Interlake Regional Library, as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration and a Canada 150 legacy project, is introducing 5 Little Free Libraries in to its service area which includes: the Town of Stonewall, Town of Teulon, RM of Rockwood and the RM of Rosser.  Currently we have Little Free Libraries in the Town of Rosser (at the RM office), Town of Grosse Isle (at the mail boxes) and Town of Teulon (at the Green Acres Art Centre).  We anticipate a Stonewall location will be identified soon and the location of a fifth Little Free Library has yet to be determined.

We are hoping that the community embraces these remote book shelves and individuals or groups will be inspired to design, build and host their own Little Free Libraries.  If you do, SIRL would be more than happy to provide support by supplying books!  The ideal location for a Little Free Library is one that gets some traffic, is easy to find, easy to see from the street or sidewalk and easy to reach.  We also have a limited number of Charter signs available.

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This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Interlake Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.


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