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Town’s first ‘micro-library’ is open for business

What goes best with a freshly brewed Equator Coffee and a treat from Baker Bob’s?  A great book, of course!


The next time you stroll down Little Bridge Street in downtown Almonte, feel free to browse through a selection of books in Mississippi Mills’ first ‘micro-library.’

Conveniently located between Baker Bob’s and Tin Barn Market, the ‘Red Barn’ library is the first of many that will be installed around Mississippi Mills.

The Red Barn contains a mix of kid, teen and adult books, ranging from best-selling fiction to ‘Captain Underpants.’  Best of all, it’s open 24 x7.  If it doesn’t have what you’re looking for, turn left and head down to Mill Street Books, or turn right and visit our full-sized Library.

The Red Barn is inspired by the Little Free Library movement, started in 2009 by Wisconsin’s Todd Bol. Bol put a schoolhouse-shaped box on a post on his lawn and encouraged people to ‘Take a Book. Leave a Book.’

The idea was a clearly a popular one. According to Wikipedia, “As of January 2014, there are over 15,000 Little Free Libraries world-wide.”

As with any library, please enjoy the books and return them so others can take them out.  Please feel free to forward any questions to: daviddern@gmail.com.




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