Book lovers in the Fort now have a new option to satisfy their reading needs.
While visiting her brother on a trip to Las Vegas, Kerry McKinlay discovered a little library where people could drop off and pick up books.
"I thought, I would love to do that in my area," said McKinlay.
McKinlay re-purposed an old newspaper box and spray painted it bright orange. She then turned to Facebook and searched Fort Sask Freebies for books, novels and magazines.
The little library is located at Red Canyon Way 32 next to the community mailboxes.
"In my community, in Southfort Ridge, there are a ton of young kids and families," added McKinlay. "I just wanted to bring the community together and I find now that people kind of look out for each other."
The Little Library doesn't just target kids, there are reading possibilities for all ages.
Rather than just borrowing books, people have also started donating to the Little Library.
"I think it's giving people a better sense of community and they're looking out for each other in the community and I think that that's really important."
McKinlay hopes that her initiative will drive other communities to kick-start a Little Library. Her parents are already building one in their subdivision just outside of Fort Saskatchewan.

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