In honour of Black History Month, the Fraser Hickson Library has inaugurated a “minibiblio” in the St. Raymond Community Centre.
Minibiblios are small libraries located within places like non-profit organization headquarters or community centers. Visitors can take out books just like they would at a regular library. This minibiblio in the St. Raymond Community Centre has been opened in collaboration with Comité Jeunesse NDG. More than 50 children from the centre’s after-school program will have access to books in English and French.
According to the announcement, “Fraser Hickson’s mission is to enrich the community and increase literacy levels by working with partners to facilitate free access to books and services starting with the very young and those who need it the most.”
|Example of a minibiblio at the NDG YMCA from February 2013. Photo: Isaac Olson|