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Little Free Libraries in the Snow
While visiting my Mom not long after a recent snow storm I came across something I hadn’t noticed before in my old east-end Montréal neighbourhood: Little Free Libraries.
Luckily I had my camera with me and decided to take advantage of the lovely winter conditions to take a few shots of the two that I found within walking distance of my mom’s place.
For anyone who’s not familiar with these, this free book sharing service that started in Wisconsin in 2009 has grown to the point where you’ll find thousands of them all over the globe.
Basically someone builds one of these little boxes that looks like a house with a see-though door and installs it on a post in a visible public location. They fill it with books they don’t need anymore or think others would enjoy reading. Others come and borrow the books to read and sometimes exchange them with ones they’d like to share with others as well.
The other key part of the concept is that they are meant to be used in poorer areas or for folks where access to public libraries is limited. Ironically many of the ones I’ve come across up till now are in middle to higher income neighbourhoods, where they are needed the least.
Regardless of where they end up being installed, as a person who values the written word it always leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see one of these. But even more so now that I know there are a few in a place where they’ll hopefully do some good.
This second one was a few streets over and a few blocks further south.
We’ve had a bitterly cold winter up to now but it was a reasonably mild day for once so I walked around a bit and got a few other shots of the ole hood blanketed in fresh snow.
You can see the Olympic Stadium’s inclined tower off in the distance in this shot.
For those who don’t get much winter weather I thought it might be fun to look at some snow covered streets in quieter areas outside of the downtown core.
Here’s a weathered delivery entrance to a currently empty retail space. It used to be our local mom’n pop hardware store. I decided to throw this one in at the last minute as a bonus door 🙂
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