Bringing Neighbourhoods Together One Book at a Time

Feb 09, 2017 |

Have you noticed as you stroll through some neighbourhoods in town, cases filled with books? These are called "Little Libraries" and are a fast growing trend in Nanaimo. They are a fun way to help community members get engaged in reading and connect with their neighbours. 

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Little Libraries have been around for some time in Nanaimo; you might have one on your street.

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Recently the City, in partnership with Vancouver Island Regional Library, Literacy Central, VIU International Education, Nanaimo North Rotary and Play Nanaimo, had 15 libraries built so they could be put in neighbourhoods around the city. The demand from residents far outweighed the supply as 41 households requested to have one placed on their property! 

When you come across one, you can take a book to read and then return it once finished. 

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Check out the map to see where the 15 new libraries were installed. It's a great way to tour Nanaimo and perhaps meet a new neighbour or two!

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