Little Free Libraries – International Literacy Day

September 8th is International Literacy Day, and in honour of this event, today Windsor Public Library is proud to announce the official launch of the Little Free Libraries. Windsor Public Library, together with Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Life After Fifty, Essex Region Conservation Authority and the Douglas Marketing Group are happy to announce that the libraries will officially be coming to a community location near you!

In the next couple of weeks you will see the libraries in the following outdoor locations:

-Life After Fifty, 625 McEwan Ave. (Wyandotte & Campbell)

-John R. Park Homestead, 915 County Road 50 E, Harrow

-Ford City Garden, 971 Drouillard Road

-Chrysler Canada Greenway, Harrow entrance

-Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Ave.

As well, there will be several indoor locations which can be found at:

-Windsor Regional Hospital, 1995 Lens Ave

-Multicultural Council, 245 Janette Ave

-Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex, 2121 Laurier Dr, LaSalle

-Ontario Public Interest Research Group, 372 California (beside Campus Community Garden) 

These libraries are run on the premise of “take a book, leave a book”, and we look forward to having you come visit them! Stay tuned for future libraries that will be coming to Windsor and Essex County in March.

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5 Responses to "Little Free Libraries – International Literacy Day"

  1. Sara Chapados says:

    This is a great idea! Are there any general drop off locations throughout the city where we could donate a larger quantity of books?

    • Windsor Public Library says:

      The Little Free Libraries themselves are only equipped for enough space that single books can be swapped. If you are looking for a location to donate a larger quantity of books, the following places are always accepting:

      Value Village, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Bibles for Missions, St. Leonard’s House, Drouillard Place (Children’s only), and Harmony in Action (Children’s only).

  2. Magda says:

    I love the idea! I’ve seen them around – in Toronto and other cities across North America. I would like our school to start one too!. Can you purchase them somewhere or do you know somebody who makes them?

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