Community Build on Sept. 7th

Hi folks!  If you’re interested in joining us on September 7th for a community build of little libraries, just click on over to our new registration page, and we’ll get you started:

Location is still TBD, but will be announced as soon as it’s finalized.  It will be in Kitchener… that much we know!  🙂

Since we’re just starting out with using Happenate, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the registration experience, at

Thanks, and hope to see you on the 7th!


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What a response!  We’re all full up for our July 13th build, but we will likely have one in August (date TBD).  If you’re interested in joining that one, please email us at .  You also have the choice of buying a kit and building it on your own… or designing your own kit… or modifying one of our kits… or buying a pre-made library from … your options are, if not limitless, then still quite breathtaking in their variety!

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July 13th!

Hi folks!  July 13th is coming up fast, and we’ve had a lot of people respond in the last day or so.  Please bear with us as we get a plan together; if you’ve emailed us, we’ll reply to you before this weekend is out!

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The next build…

Hi folks! Our next community build will be on the morning of Saturday, July 13th! We’ll be ready for you at 9:30 AM (please try to arrive before 11 AM so that you have plenty of time to finish your library). The location is as before, at Dave Keller’s home: 130 Islington Avenue, Kitchener, near River Road and Frederick Street – a short drive from almost anywhere in KW.

All are welcome… if you RSVP right now, we can plan to have a kit for you ($45, including HST), or you can come by on the spur of the moment and see what we’ve got. Or bring your own materials and use our tools and expertise to build your own design of Little Library (please let us know so that we have enough table space set aside).

Also: if you just want to buy a kit and build it yourself, just let us know.  They are just $45, including HST… have a look at the two models we have.  LittleFreeLibrary also has kits; you can order one from them.

Have a peek at our Facebook page to see pictures from our last build:

Hope to see you there!

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Build this Sunday!

Hello friends!  This Sunday, 2-5 PM, we will be building Little Libraries at Dave Keller’s home (on his driveway and in his garage). If you would like to join us, please do! Dave’s home is at 130 Islington Avenue, Kitchener, near River Road and Frederick Street – a short drive from almost anywhere in KW.

The gable-style kits were over-subscribed (stay tuned for the next build!), but we still have 3 shed-style kits available for this Sunday – only $45, including HST. Please email if you’re interested! Or just come out to the build and see if there are any left.

Even if you’re just curious, feel free to stop by on Sunday and say hello. See you then!


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Aaaaand… go!

Hi everyone!  The first batch of kits is ready!  Menno S. Martin Contractor, a great local builder firm, is preparing the kits and will have them available at cost, which comes to $40 + HST per kit.  There are 6 of each style available for the first build… see here for details.

I realize that there will be many more people who want kits than actual kits.  This is just a pilot build, so that we can make sure that everything works out fine.  Once these are built and installed, we will adjust the kits as necessary and build more.  Having said that, the kits are fantastic, and are really well designed.  Thank you SO much to Dave Keller for the initial designs, and to the fine folks at Menno Martin for taking it to the next step.

So… first LLKW community build will be on the afternoon of Sunday, June 16th!  Yes, it’s short notice!  But there will be many more builds over the summer.  Location details to follow.

I can think of no fair way to apportion these kits, so… first-come, first-served.  Please email and tell me the following:

1) which style of kit you would like: gable or shed.   (or say “either” or “I prefer X but would build Y”)

2) that you are buying the kit for yourself, and

3) that you are willing (to the best of your abilities) to build the kit and to install it within 2-3 weeks of the build date.  This is a pilot project, and we really need feedback from y’all about how to improve things in the future.

In the future, we won’t be asking these questions, but for these first ones, we just don’t want the kit sitting on a shelf for a couple of months.
Thanks for all your interest, folks, and hope to hear from you soon!

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Presentation tonight!

Hi folks!  Quick reminder about the event at the Museum tonight (see previous post).  I’ve been asked to speak for about 5 minutes at around 7:30 PM.  Please stop in, ask questions, see and handle the prototypes, or just say hi!

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Come see the prototypes!

Hi folks,

The Community Cord is sponsoring an Ideas Night at The Museum this coming Wednesday night (May 29th, 7-9 PM).  We’re really happy that LLKW was written up as one of the Top 10 Ideas to Improve Waterloo!

Come out on Wednesday and see the prototypes that Dave Keller has assembled for us!  (These are the gable and shed styles that appear on our Building Plans page)  You’ll also be supporting us with your presence, and you’ll get to see some of the other great ideas profiled in the Cord!

That’s this Wednesday, May 29th, 7-9 PM, at The Museum in Kitchener.  Here’s the Cord’s invitation to the event on Facebook:

Hope to see you there!  More build details coming soon!

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A Poll

Hello folks!  Please have a peek at the two models in our Building Plans area, and then please vote for your preferred design on our Facebook group poll.  We’re hoping to announce plans regarding kits and pricing very soon… please click “Follow” over on the right, or join our Facebook group to be kept up to date!


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Hello and welcome to !  We’re still building out the website, so for now please go to our Facebook group at:

to stay up-to-date on what’s happening.  See you soon!

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