No matter what part of the city you live in, everyone in Victoria has seen at least one of these adorable mini-libraries.

You know the ones – they look a little bit like mailboxes, but with windows, doors, a slanted roof, and sometimes a little sign that says “take one, leave one”.

Oh, and they’re filled to the brim with books of all shapes, sizes, and colours.

The concept of a Little Free Library is known and cherished to bookworms worldwide.

Once you’re done reading a book, simply drop it off at your local shelf and pick up a brand new read. When you’re done with that, take it back, get a new one, and repeat…


So far, our city has 149 of these little book havens, and thanks to the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network, we’re about to have a grand total of 150 Little Free Libraries!

This Saturday, join Mayor Lisa Helps and the Victoria Placemaking Network as they officially unveil the city’s 150th mini free library!

Victoria’s 150th Little Free Library unveiling

  • When: Saturday, December 16th, 12 PM
  • Where: 2000 Chambers St.
  • Admission: Free

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