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Share Your Love of Reading with Your Community #LittleFreeLibraries

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Have you seen a little box like this around your community?

 

 

What is a Little Free Library?

A Little Free library is a “take a book, return a book” place where neighbours share their favourite literature and stories without having to go to a traditional library. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and leave another book to share.

 

Who Started the Movement   –  

In 2009 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first model to liken a one room schoolhouse, as a tribute to his mother (a former school teacher who loved reading).  He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard.  His neighbours and friends loved it.  He built several more and gave them away.  Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS.

 

If you’d like to find out where ‘Little Free Libraries’ exist in your area, click HERE.

 

If you would like to steward a Little Free Library in your community, you can now apply for a free one from Calgary Reads! Email volunteer@calgaryreads.com with your name, desired location, community name and reason why you think this community would benefit from a Little Free Library. Preference will be given to applicants that will commit to steward a library in a publicly accessible place and in communities that don’t already have a Little Free Library.

 

Bring your community together by sharing the love of reading. It is something we can all get behind!

Happy Reading!

 

 

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Tina O’Connor is an on-air personality and relationship expert who focuses on parenting, sex and lifestyle issues — with a feng shui twist. She is the author and creator of the popular "Be That" book series, whose titles include "Be That Girl," "Be That Mom" and "Be That Kinky Girl," providing women and couples everywhere with concrete strategies to achieve more balance, happiness, peace and success in their lives. Tina holds a BSc in psychology and is a certified feng shui practitioner and mom of three who appears regularly on Global, CTV and Rogers TV stations across Canada. She has also appeared as a guest on a wide variety of radio stations, from CBC to Playboy Radio. With her straight-talking approach and dynamic personality, Tina gives real-world advice with a flair for entertainment. She truly is "That Girl."

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