OPL bringing little free libraries to Okotoks parks

This Little Free Library is located in the community of Emerson Garfield in Spokane, Washington.

With funding support from Okotoks FCSS, the Okotoks Public Library will be installing five Little Free Libraries in residential pocket parks this spring, and three Little Free Libraries for indoor facilities within the Town. These libraries will be stocked with gently used discards, donated items, and extra copies of books from the OPL collection. It is hoped that Okotoks residents will embrace this “take a book, leave a book” concept and join the world-wide movement that now boosts over 36,000 Little Free Libraries around the globe.

Library Director Tessa Nettleton is working with the Town of Okotoks Open Spaces department to secure a site plan for where each outside library will be situated. She expects that they will be installed sometime in May, but what she needs first is to get the little libraries built.

“We are looking for local families or individuals who would be interested in constructing a library for us,” said Nettleton. “We will pay for all materials, and provide a small honourarium towards labour.”
Nettleton has design plans for basic structures, but says she would like to see people come up with their own unique constructions too. It is important, however, that all the libraries are weather-proof. Anyone interested in building a little free library for OPL – please contact Nettleton asap at 403-938-2220.