Little brightly painted wooden boxes filled with books are showing up on private properties or public areas in many communities around the world. This “Little Free Library” is a take-a-book, return-a-book ifree book exchange for community members. The Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Rotary Club selected the Little Free Library as a project for the year and partnered with Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School to have five library boxes designed, built, and installed in the Muskoka area.

Over the course of the 2015-2016 school year, several students from construction classes at the school put together the little libraries. Student-designed, each little library is unique. Adding to each individual design are beautiful art panels installed in the front of the structure. The panels are beautifully designed and painted by grade 10 art class students. The students showcased their Little Free Libraries, almost complete, at a special lunch donated by the Rotary Club in gratitude for their work. Volunteers who have found a home for the little libraries also attended the lunch and were very excited about the prospect of the community book exchange in their area.