A Little Library is now open at the Lookout

Little Library

The Lookout’s Little Free Library, located in front of its building at 1522 Esquimalt Road.

If you have come by the Lookout’s office at 1522 Esquimalt Road in the past week, you may have noticed a new structure just outside our door.

The tall grey box is one of  hundreds Little Free Libraries (LFL) around Victoria. This library was organized by Leslie Eaton, a graphic designer at the Lookout.

“Everyone at the Lookout felt a little library was a good fit for our organization,” Eaton said. “We want to provide books for anyone who wants something to read, and now they can come by any time to get one.”

The LFL program, in partnership with Idea Tree Consulting, offers homemade book exchange boxes in front of homes, schools, and businesses.

“The local LFL program has campaigns that align with Lookout staff’s values, such as Indigenous awareness, pride, diversity, and equity,” Eaton said. “I have put out a request for books in different languages; hopefully, soon we can have a stock of them in there as well.”

The LFL’s location outside the Lookout worked well, Eaton said, as there was a cement block embedded into the ground to give it some more stability. The LFL is also beside, but not blocking, a path military members take on their way to and from the parking lots.

There are no rules to the library, Eaton said. Once a book is taken out, it does not need to be brought back or replaced with another. However, if someone wants to do that, that’s okay too, she said.

For more information, please visit:
and victoriaplacemaking.ca/little-free-libraries

Filed Under: Top Stories

About the Author:

RSSComments (0)

Trackback URL

Comments are closed.