Little Free Libraries

This past Saturday Cyclofemme ran a bike tour of some of Calgary's Little Free Libraries. These are little boxes on folks' lawns that house books and act as a place for community to get together. They operate on the premise of "take a book, leave a book" and have been popping up all over Calgary in the last year or so.

In preparation for the ride I consulted the map at littlefreelibrary.org, but it is woefully incomplete. Since cyclists see a lot more of their neighbourhoods, I thought that you would be a great group to consult to find out where these Little Free Libraries live. I have created a map of the ones that I've encountered so far, but I know that there are more being put up that I don't know about, and would love your help updating this map.

Please have a look at the map I've done to see the libraries I've identified so far: tiny.cc/yyclittlefreelibraries

If you know of any others, please let me know. You can post the info here, or send me an email at yyclittlefreelibraries at gmail dot com.

Have a search for #littlefreelibrary on Instagram or Twitter for some great pics of these little libraries around the world. If you search #yycbike on Instagram a couple weeks back I did a photo tour of almost all of the ones I know about so far.

Thanks for any help. 

Becca

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I've been thinking about doing one and I'd be right on your existing route.  I'm going to make one that is a mini-me version of my own house since I have lots of leftover cedar, stain and shingles.

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You've already got hisi location marked, but if anoyone would like to buy a pre-made one from a friend of mine, I can put you in contact.  He builds them in his spare time.  Not sure the price.

There's one at...

There's one at the park by the playground in Highland Park. Nice looking one, too! Roughly 42nd Ave NW and 1a St NW, almost right across from the daycare building.