The Thunder Bay Little Library Trend

There’s a newish trend that I’ve been noticing over the past year or so in Thunder Bay- the cropping up of the cutest ever ‘Little Libraries’ in various neighbourhoods about town.  Passer by are welcome to borrow a book, or leave a book, maybe even write a note to leave in their favourite book- a line or two about what they enjoyed most about it.  I’m always hit with a sense of coziness when I drive by one of these little libraries.  The same sense derived from the pleasure of driving or walking by one of our growing number of community gardens.  I love the ability that these libraries possess to promote and enhance literacy, community sharing, and just connecting with our neighbours.  An article in the Chronicle Journal this past summer had mentioned that the Students at St. Patricks Highschool had made some of the Little Library houses that are seen about town.  What a wonderful opportunity for these Students to share their skills and enhance our Thunder Bay neighbourhoods.  It’s just one of the things that I love most about Thunder Bay- we are a a larger centre, with a big heart, and a strong sense of caring and community.

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4 Responses to The Thunder Bay Little Library Trend

  1. Tara January 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

    There is one on Shuniah Street. I love them…it contributes to the feeling of community.

    • Danielle Wilson January 4, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

      I agree 100%- I always get a sense of close knit community when I see them!

  2. Tanya January 5, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    I love idea. More complicated in rural areas but maybe our local gas station

    • Danielle Wilson January 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Yes for sure- and in some areas that have rural mailboxes all grouped together- those would be ideal locations as well!

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