Our Little Free Library

Have you noticed our Little Free Library? We hope you have as it’s become a great addition to our park!

Our very own Little Free Library!
Our very own Little Free Library!

The idea for having one for the garden came not so long-ago when we noticed how fantastic the Little Free Libraries were and suggested to Josh Matlow, our Councillor for Ward 22, that we should have one in Oriole Park. Josh was very interested and Toronto Parks agreed to install it, and the rest is as they say, history.  In the first months, books flooded from the community to our little library.

The Little Free Library is a gathering place where anybody can stop by, pick up a book (or two), enjoy a read in our garden and bring back another book to share. ‘Take a book, return a book’, simple as that. You’re sure to find a new book every time you visit!

Last time we checked, our Little Free Library had books from the following authors:

The Canadians:

  • Alice Munro
  • Michael Ondaatje
  • June Callwood
  • Peter Gzowski
  • Bob Rae

And other popular authors such as:

  • Roald Dahl
  • Michael Crichton
  • John Grisham
  • And Nancy Drew mysteries

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We also regularly replenish the library and rotate the books so there is a fresh stock every week. Don’t forget to visit the other Little Free Libraries in our community. You’ll be surprised how many are just around the corner…


For those of you who are interested in donating books, but there’s not enough room in the library, please leave your books (in a plastic bag just in case it rains) on the roof of the library. There is enough space on top of the library to leave extra books and we will take care of the rest.

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