Little Free Library

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About the Little Free Library

Take a book, leave a book. Alex House has three little free libraries located around the grounds of our Crescent Beach facility. Two of these (located by Alexandra Community garden on Sullivan St. and between Cabins #1 and #2 on the grounds) are for general literature; while one (located by the entrance to the Children’s House) is reserved for kids’ books.

How it works

The idea behind LFLs is simple: take a book you like, and/or leave a book you want to share or return. Occasionally, the stock is refreshed by volunteers, using books donated to Alex House. Please try to leave the shelves tidy.

Donating books

We happily accept donations of books, with certain conditions. You can either leave them on the shelves, or, if you have a number of books you want to donate. You can deliver them to our office at 2916 McBride Ave during regular business hours (M-F, 9-4).

Please ensure that the books are in good condition – that they have covers, intact pages and bindings, unsoiled, and not heavily marked up or highlighted. Because of our limited space, please limit your donation to two or three boxes capable of being carried.

We do not accept the following:

  • Magazines, catalogues, or other periodicals.
  • Textbooks.
  • Technical or professional books.
  • Sacred books (e.g., Bible, Qu’ran, Book of Mormon, etc.) – books of general religious or spiritual interest are fine.
  • Directories or almanacs.
  • Pornographic or sexually explicit material.
  • Absolute dreck that no one in their right mind would ever want to read.

Questions? Want to find out more?  Contact Neil Fernyhough, Manager of Community Programs, at 604-535-0015 (ext 236) or