(Teale Phelps Bondaroff, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network)

If you have driven or strolled around the Greater Victoria area, you’ve most likely noticed the Little Free Libraries (LFLs) along your route. 

LFL’s are miniature outdoor libraries stocked full of titles ready to be explored, operating under the principle of ‘Take a Book-Leave a Book’. These book boxes are created, decorated and maintained by members of the community or local community organizations. 

With over 465 little libraries in Greater Victoria, our region has the highest documented density of LFLs in Canada! 

In order to encourage locals to get outdoors, explore their own neighbourhoods and try a new book the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network (GVPN) has launched a fun addition to the LFLs, ‘Little Free Library Bingo’!

Participants can pick up a LFL Bingo card at any of the library boxes across the Greater Victoria region. 

Once you pick up your bingo card, take it along with you as you visit as many LFLs in your neighbourhood and colour in the boxes that match books that you find. 

You do not have to take the books with you (although you can if you’re interested in the title!) just mark it down on your bingo card. 

Once you have completed your Bingo card, you are encouraged to share a photo to social media using the hashtag #LFLBingo to be entered to win additional prizes. 

Premade and customizable bingo cards can also be downloaded on the GVPN’s website, with options for general and kids. If you aren’t sure where your closest LFL is, the GVPN has provided a Little Free Library Map

Little Free Library Bingo 

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