Little Free Libraries

In 2015, the Strathmore Municipal Library received a grant from the United Way of Calgary and Area to build, purchase, and post Little Free Libraries throughout the Town of Strathmore.  This intiative couldn't have happened without a great deal of community support and assistance.  

We would like to thank the following groups and individuals for helping us launch this new initiative.

  • Chris Dumont.  Chris built the Strathmore Municipal Library's very first Little Free Library as a prototype for the 2015 Let's Make a Pitch event.  
  • Strathmore High School Shop Class & Wes Clark. this class built 4 of our little free libraries!
  • Strathmore High School Art Class & Brandy Roberts.  This class decorated 6 of our little free libraries!
  • Hope Bridges Society Go Green Upcycling Program.  This program upcycled and decorated our little free library prototype built in 2015.
  • Wheatland Society of Arts.  This group graciously become our first launch site and hosted our Little Free Library launch on June 17, 2017.

Becoming a Little Free Library Steward

Each Little Free Library has a Steward who cares and watches over it.  The Strathmore Municipal Library is currently looking for stewards who would be interested in caring for a library on either their private property or a public space.  Our aim is to spread the libraries throughout Strathmore, so if we have a number of applications for one area, we would then draw to choose a steward for that area.  

All stewards will be required to sign a Stewardship Agreement for Little Free Library (below).  Only those who become stewards will be required to sign this document.  If you are interested in becoming a Little Free Library Steward, please fill out the Little Free Library Application (below) and return it to the Strathmore Municipal Library.  

 

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