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  • Fredericton Public Library
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    12 Carleton St.
    Fredericton, N.B.
    E3B 5P4
    Tel: (506) 460-2800
    Fax: (506) 460-2801
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    Located in Fredericton's historic Military Compound, the library is at the foot of Carleton Street across from the Carleton Street Armouries. The library boasts a wonderful view of the Saint John River.
    Fredericton Public Library
    Free Wi-Fi wireless internet available at this library Wheelchair accessible

    Fall/Winter/Spring Hours:
    This schedule starts on the second Monday in September.
    Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours:
    This schedule starts on the third Monday in June.
    Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Activities and events
    Friday Face Painting
    Friday, June 27, 2014  till Friday, August  22, 2014  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
    Drop by anytime between 10 - 12 on Fridays for free face painting. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 460-2806.

    Free Range Book Club
    Wednesday, July 2, 2014  till Wednesday, August  27, 2014  1:00  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
    A casual, drop-in conversation group that meets weekly to discuss all things books and reading. Click on the title for more information or call 506-460-2829.

    Summer Reading Club Storytime-Thursdays
    Thursday, July 3, 2014  till Thursday, August  21, 2014  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
    A storytime filled with reading, puppets, songs, crafts, dancing, and water-themed fun and games! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 460-2806.

    Teen Reading Challenge
    Monday, July 7, 2014  till Friday, August  29, 2014  during library open hours
    No school, homework or essays! Finally you have time to catch up reading for FUN. Read what YOU want to read or try some of our suggestions for the Teen Reading Challenge. Click on the title for more information.

    Friday's Knifty Knitters
    Friday, July 11, 2014  till Friday, August  29, 2014  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
    We invite you to bring your projects to our informal social time of knitting and conversation.

    Other upcoming activities and events at the Fredericton Public Library
    Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries and bookmobiles

    Acting Library Director - Sarah Kilfoil
    Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
    Children's Librarian - Nancy Edgar
    Young Adult and Adult Services Coordinator - Leslie Cockburn
    Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons

    There are 130 metered spaces on the street and behind City Hall. Parking is free after 5pm and on Saturdays.

    About the Library:

    Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages!Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

    We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online publications or browse the Virtual Reference Library.

    There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our E-Resources and our Virtual Reference Library. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

    Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

    Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

    Library Highlights:

    • We are the capital city’s main public library.
    • We are the Resource Centre for York Region, providing support to the other libraries and bookmobiles in the region.
    • We have over 150,000 books, magazines, newspapers, documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
    • Our modern, well-equipped computer lab is open to the public.
    • We are one of the busiest public libraries in the province with over 700 visitors per day.

    Our Special Collections include:

    • A reference-archival collection
    • The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
    • The Don Walker military collection

    Our History:

    • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, which was renovated in 1991.
    • We published The History of the Fredericton Public Library in 1994, which is available through our catalogue.

    Other public libraries in the City of Fredericton:

    For information on other public libraries in the City of Fredericton, please click on the link to the Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis or the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library.

    In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:
    We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support. For more information about the structure and mandate of the public library system go to the About Us section.

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