Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Facebook Groups For Stewards

Groups for, or that welcome stewards of Ontario Little Free Libraries, most welcome stewards and caretakers of non-registered book boxes. Some on this list are areas specific groups within Ontario. See Ontario Little Free libraries on Facebook, for individual Little Free Libraries that have Facebook pages.

Little Free Library Stewards
Closed Group: To become a member, click the JOIN button. You'll be prompted to answer a few questions and share your unique charter number, which is engraved on the charter sign you received when you registered with the Little Free Library organization.

We will then verify your charter number and add you to the group as soon as possible!

This group is maintained by the Little Free Library organization to help registered stewards share stories and advice, ask questions, and connect. All members are expected to follow the group posting guidelines. Welcome!

Progressive Little Free Library Stewards
Closed Group: We are a group of folks who manage Registered Little Free Libraries, Rogue Libraries, Blessing Boxes, etc... Feel free to join us and Feel FREE!

Canadian Little Free Library Stewards
Closed Group: This group is for Canadian Stewards of Little Free Libraries or Book Exchanges.

Hamilton, Ontario Little Free Libraries
Public Group: A group for the users and Stewards of Hamilton's Little Free Libraries!

Little Libraries of KW
Public Group:Wouldn't it be great to have a whole bunch of Little Free Libraries throughout Kitchener-Waterloo? This group is dedicated to discussing, planning, purchasing, setting up, registering and maintaining Little Free Libraries in KW and environs.

Little Free Library Thunder Bay
Public Group: A group to organize, build, maintain and nurture Little Free Libraries around town.

Stratford Little Libraries & Book Boxes
Facebook Page: Little lending libraries all over Stratford Ontario!

Riverside South (Ottawa) Little Free Library Project
Public Group: Bringing Little Free Libraries to the Community of Riverside South (Ottawa). in the spirit of the network of Free Little Libraries world wide. With the concept of "Take A Book. Return A Book" "To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges .... and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations."

Little Free Library Toronto
Public Group: We are a group of people interested in bringing Little Free Libraries, public book sharing spots, to Toronto. More info on the LFL movement can be found at www.littlefreelibrary.org

If anyone knows of more LFL Steward groups (allow/ or are for Ontario stewards), send me a Facebook message or e-mail vowelsoup@hotmail.com

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Clarence Street Brantford

60 Clarence Street in Brantford at Central Services Fire Hall

Artist: Aleah Durham

Inspired by Lorne Park

When I visited this Little Free Library it was mostly full, the parking at the fire hall was authorized parking only, so I parked on a nearby street.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Using a Little Free Library

How to use a Little Free Library, or book exchange:

Take a look in a Little Free Library, and choose a book. Later return the book, or donate another book to the Little Free Library.

Another option is to take a book, read it then return it to another Little Free Library. This way you can share the book with a different community.

Some people put a hand written note on a post-it note, or note in the inside cover of the book, about what they liked about the book they are donating.

If the Little Free Library has a guest book, feel free to sign it.

Some Little Free Libraries are also Book Crossing Sites. This allows readers the chance to follow the book around as different people read it.

If you have books that you are willing to share, consider donating them to a Little Free library near you.

Generally if I take a book from a Little Free Library I leave one behind, I tend to leave books in Little Free Libraries that are on the empty side when I visit.

Some Little Free Libraries are on Twitter or Facebook. This can be a way to find out what is happening with the Little Free Libraries in your area.

See Also
Unusual Donations Found in Little Free Libraries

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Erie Avenue Brantford

333 Erie Avenue located at Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre in Brantford.

Artist: Aliki Mikulich inspired by the Grand River, with Geese over head.

When I visited this Little Free Library it was full of books.