Little Free Libraries in Burlington and Hamilton

A few years ago I stumbled across the Little Free Library Instagram account and immediately followed it. By clicking through their website, I learned what a “little free library” was and their ultimate goal:

“To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and to build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.”

But one thing I didn’t know was that there was a fee to be listed on their map (understandable) but that lots of libraries pop up without being officially registered and they want visitors, too! A local mom clued me into this fact, so I’m hoping to gather up as many little free libraries as possible so everyone finds a local-to-them library. 

My kids loved the idea when I told them about a roadside lending library for the community, so we each picked out a few loved-but-done-with books and we headed out to meet these Little Free Libraries in person. *This info is all listed on the LFL website, so I’m not sharing addresses that aren’t wanting to be shared. After all, these lovely folks built and stocked a Little Free Library to share with our community!


Little Free Libraries in Burlington


Waterdown Little Free Libraries

30 John Street West, Waterdown



Little Free Libraries in Hamilton


Little Free Libraries in Oakville


This weekend, grab a few books you’ve read and re-read, and share them with your neighbours. And take the kids! Not only is this a great learning opportunity (sharing, community, etc.) it’s a great way to rekindle their love of reading.

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8 thoughts on “Little Free Libraries in Burlington and Hamilton”

  1. Catherine Brady

    The Rotary Club of Burlington Central built and sponsored several libraries here in Burlington.One is at 838 Eagle Dr. in Aldershot and another at 550 Hurd Ave. in the core. The others were auctioned off at our Lakeside a la Carte fundraiser and I’m not sure where they ended up.
    I love watching people come to mine on Eagle!

  2. There’s one on Centennial Dr., just north of Mainway off Guelph Line. The little library is built like a large birdhouse atop a tree stump in someone’s front yard – I don’t remember the house number, but it’s about 100 m east from Guelph Line.

  3. Thank you for visiting our LFL (Stop #3). We just installed it the end of April. Hoping your blog will send us some new visitors. We want everyone in our community to enjoy it.

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