Mini-libraries: Book-sharing boxes for the pleasure of reading
The City of Pointe-Claire is installing Mini-libraries in six of its parks to encourage citizens to give their books, magazines and movies a second life. These lovely thematic book boxes were decorated by groups in the community and Pointe-Claire artists.
Pick a book, share a book!
Through sharing, these mini-libraries are an ecological way to extend the life of some of your favourite books, magazines and movies that are still in good shape. Do you have a book that left an impression on you and would like to share it with others? Or maybe you’d like to free up some space on your shelves by donating a book? Drop by one of the book-sharing boxes and leave a book, magazine or movie and pick up your next read from among the donations left by other members of the community.
A theme for each park
Different themes have been developed for each box. Some were chosen by popular vote in the community, while others are the brainchild of Pointe-Claire’s youngest and senior members.
- Space Jam. Decorated as part of a cultural mediation project with Pointe-Claire’s day camps. Augusta Park
- Imagine a Garden. Decorated by Andrea Lane and Valerie McKee, with the participation of La Garderie West Island Daycare. Hermitage Park
- Swimmers. Decorated as part of a cultural mediation project with the Aid for Seniors program. Northview Park
- Under the Sea. Decorated as part of a cultural mediation project with Pointe-Claire’s day camps. Ovide Park
- Underground Life. Decorated by Andrea Lane. The choice of theme was part of a public survey conducted on the City’s social networks. Tony-Proudfoot Park
- Whimsical Park. Decorated by Valerie McKee. The choice of theme was part of a public survey conducted on the City’s social networks. Valois Park
For optimal use of the book-sharing boxes, please follow these guidelines:
- Documents accepted: recent books, magazines, DVDs that are in good condition and that you enjoyed
Important: The book-sharing boxes are not library book drops. Documents borrowed from the library must be returned to the Central Library or the Valois Branch.
Happy reading and viewing to our residents of all ages!
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