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The Free Little Library in Leaside

Free Little Library

Photo: Ian Nicholl

The Free Little Library idea started in Wisconsin in 2009 spread to Toronto a couple of years ago, and is now in Leaside. It is on Southvale Dr. just west of Hanna Rd.

Leasider Mary Nicholl got the idea when her boss’s wife put one up in Rosedale. She inveigled her dad, Ian Nicholl, to make the box, and the library was up and running in August.

You can take any book that appeals to you. You can also leave books. There is no charge, no card needed, and no need to return the book you borrowed, although that would be fine too. The Free Little Library will have children’s as well as adult books.