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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

    Closure: Thanksgiving Day
    All public libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday October 12, 2015. Books-by-Mail services and Talking Book services will also be suspended.

    Interlibrary Loan Service suspension
    The Interlibrary Loan Service will be suspended between October 9th and October 19th.

    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
    Book Clubs
    Friday, February 20, 2015  till Thursday, December  31, 2015  during library open hours
    Interested in discussing books with fellow book lovers? Please click on the title for more information.

    English Table
    Friday, March 27, 2015  till Friday, December  18, 2015  12:30  p.m. - 1:30  p.m.
    If you’re looking to improve your conversational English join us every Friday at 12:30p.m to discuss a variety of topics with the help of a trained facilitator. Click the title for more information.

    The Write Group
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015  till Wednesday, December  2, 2015  6:30  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
    The Write Group is a community based writing group gathering to share in writing exercises, group discussion and the passionate exchange of ideas. Please click on the title for more information or call 506-460-2482.

    Library Café
    Monday, May 4, 2015  till Monday, December  21, 2015  10:15  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
    Library Café is an open gathering each Monday morning at 10:15a.m. It’s a chance to come together for coffee, to play cards and board games, discuss current events and connect with community. Please click on the title for more information.

    Fredericton Public Library - Seed Library
    Saturday, May 9, 2015  till Sunday, May  8, 2016  during library open hours
    Borrow seeds for your garden through our partnership with NB Community Harvest Gardens. Please click on the title for more information.

    Knifty Knitters
    Friday, July 17, 2015  till Friday, December  18, 2015  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
    Join our drop-in knitting group every Friday at 1:30p.m. Knitters are invited to bring their projects to our informal social time of knitting and conversation. All welcome! Please click on the title for more information.

    Trivia Night at Your Library
    Thursday, July 30, 2015  till Thursday, November  26, 2015  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
    The last Thursday of the month is Trivia Night at your library. Test your wits for a chance to win some great prizes. All our welcome and there is no entrance fee. Please click on the title for more information.

    Get your Pass to the Past Today!
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015  till Monday, October  12, 2015  during library open hours
    With a valid library card you and up to three (3) guests can come make a little history of your own at Kings Landing Historical Settlement.

    Hackmatack Book Club
    Saturday, September 26, 2015  till Saturday, March  26, 2016  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
    Thumbs up or thumbs down? You decide! Join the kids’ book club and read the books nominated for the award. Call 460-2806 to sign up.

    DIY Laundry Detergent
    Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
    Learn how to make your own laundry detergent at home! Please click on the title for more information.

    Maker Kids
    Thursday, November 5, 2015  till Thursday, November  26, 2015  6:30  p.m. - 7:45  p.m.
    Children ages 7-12 are invited to join us for a 4-week adventure where we’ll make, create, invent, build, paint and explore new technologies. Call 460-2806 on September 14 to register. Space is limited.

    Minecraft for Kids
    Saturday, November 7, 2015  till Saturday, November  28, 2015  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
    Join us for Minecraft at the library! Play the game, meet other players and share gaming tips and tricks.

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

    Library Director - Julia Stewart
    Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
    Acting Young Adult/Adult Services Librarian - Jessica Larocque
    Children's Librarian - Nancy Edgar
    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, underwent a major renovation in 1991 and completed another renovation and expansion project in 2014.
    • 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.

    Accessible Collections & Services
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    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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