Little Free Libraries in Brantford 

The Little Free Library™ in Brantford is a public art project aimed at inspiring a love of reading, building community, and sparking creativity in Brantford. This project is a partnership between the City of Brantford, Brant Skills Centre, and Jono & Laynie Photo + Film.

A Little Free Library (LFL) is a take a book, return a book exchange; there are over 50,000 registered LFLs worldwide across 70 countries. You may have noticed similar “bird houses filled with books” throughout the community. There are currently six registered LFLs in Brantford.

This project is unique in that the City of Brantford Tourism Division is facilitating a juried competition to select community members to design and decorate the libraries as part of the City’s Public Art program. The artist fee will be $475.50 per LFL.

The project proposes that two LFLs will be installed per Ward. The LFLs will be approximately 18” (W), 17” (H) and 15” (D) and will be installed at a height accessible to someone using a wheelchair. Some of the suggested themes for proposals include:

  • Canada’s 150th birthday
  • Your favourite literary authors/pieces/etc. 
  • Brantford’s cultural and/or industrial heritage

Proposals must be submitted by Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4:00pm in person to the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre (399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway) or by email at Proposals must include the submission form, written proposal, and visual proposal.

Click here to open the Call for Artists document in a new browser window.

All questions related to this competition should be directed to:

Sara Munroe, Arts & Culture Coordinator
519-751-9900 x5048