In need of a good read? At our Little Free Libraries, that you’re guaranteed!
Apologies for the Seussian start but we guarantee you will not be disappointed, no matter your favourite genre!
Located all over our beautiful city, we have a map featuring all the little library locations that you can see here, and we’d definitely recommend checking them all out! But in the age of COVID, many of us have spent more time at home than we would’ve probably have liked to, so we’re here to show you some of our favourite spots to settle down with a book (or a few!)
Take a stroll through the Courthouse Neighbourhood enjoying the history of the area and the magnificence of the Elgin County Courthouse, built in 1853. As you circle around Stanley Street, stop for a rest at the VA Barrie lookout. Here you will find a bench with a view, and a Little Free Library conveniently located on-site.
Lay down a blanket under one of the charmingly delicate cherry blossom trees and take a minute to ground yourself in the splendour of nature, something essential in these stressful times. As you immerse yourself in between the pages of your novel, a slow breeze whips the petals back into the air only for them to fall gently once more. It's Spring at Sakura parkette and the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
Located near Talbot Street in the heart of St. Thomas, the rustic atmosphere of the Caso Station, once the largest train station built in Ontario, is the perfect spot to park your caboose and peruse through the pages of your good read!
Waterworks Park, the perfect place to enjoy the serene sounds of the ecosystem around you as you rest up and relax! Whether you’re sitting around the ponds or taking a seat near the cascading waterfall, you’re sure to have a pleasant time!
Looking for a nice calming spot to read with an incredible view? You’re in luck! Jim Waite Park off Lake Margaret trail overlooks the gorgeous glistening lake. Just go grab a book, maybe from the Little Library picked up after you walk through the nearby Butterfly trail and allow your ears to be engulfed by the plethora of wildlife. Watch the plentiful Canadian geese.
Finally, take your literary experience to new heights on Canada’s first and St. Thomas’ own Elevated Park! Located at 1 Centre Street, you can take a seat on one of the many available benches, open up your book (if you forget one of your own, make sure to check out the Little Library up there!), and watch the sun go down at the end of a beautiful day.
It is not down in any map; true places never are.