Little Free Library

After weeks of planning, preparing, painting, installing and filling with good books, Metro Central’s Poetry Circle is proud to announce our Little Free Library is officially OPEN! Thank you to everyone who made this library come to life. A very special thank you to Norm. 

Little Free Libraries (LFL) have popped up all over the world in the last few years. They are based on the honour system, books shared in trust that they will be read and returned or replaced with another good book. In each location, LFL’s are maintained by ‘stewards.’ At Metro, the poets keep an eye on things. LFL’s are about community and literacy. The Okanagan is home to a handful of LFL’s, but our Metro LFL is Kelowna’s first inner city installation.

Our LFL already has stories around it. While some drawer pulls are mysteriously vanishing, new art is mysteriously appearing, the most recent a colourful tag of “Little Free Library” on top of the cabinet. People are returning books they find around town. People are donating more books. Many books have been shared already, the library emptied and filled again. The public is curious about what we are doing. Metro Central family members are getting involved. Just yesterday, Dean and Mary-Lynne sat out of the rain in the alcove, put stickers in newly donated books, restocked the LFL, and borrowed a book. 

How exciting to share our love of words with Kelowna.

If you would like to get involved, please catch up with our poets. We meet every Tuesday at 9:30 am in the art room. 


Written by: Lesley-Anne Evans