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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: Easter Monday
    All public libraries and administrative offices will be closed Monday, April 6, 2015. Bookmobile services as well as the Books-by-Mail/Talking Book services will also be suspended.

    Closure: Good Friday
    All public libraries and administrative offices will be closed on Friday April 3, 2015. Bookmobile services as well as the Books-by-Mail/Talking Book services will also be suspended.



    Hours
    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
    Hackmatack Book Club
    Saturday, September 27, 2014  till Wednesday, April  1, 2015  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
    Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join the kids' book club and vote for your favourite title! Please call 506-460-2806 or click on the title for more information.

    Book Club for Homeschoolers
    Monday, September 29, 2014  till Monday, May  25, 2015  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
    The Fredericton Public Library has partnered with the Home Educators of New Brunswick to present a new book club for children. The library will host the Book Club for Homeschoolers, geared to children in grades 3-7. Please call 506-460-2806 to sign up.

    Friday's Knifty Knitters
    Friday, October 10, 2014  till Friday, May  1, 2015  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
    Knitters are invited to bring their projects for an informal time of knitting and conversation. Please click on the title for more information.

    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.

    Silent Book Auction
    Thursday, March 19, 2015  till Saturday, March  28, 2015  during library open hours
    Make your bid at the Friends of the Fredericton Public Library's silent auction. Please click on the title for more information.

    Daycare Drop-in
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015  till Tuesday, May  5, 2015  10:15  a.m. - 10:45  a.m.
    A program especially for daycare groups! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    Tales for Toddlers
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015  till Tuesday, May  5, 2015  11:00  a.m. - 11:45  a.m.
    Storytime for children 19-36 months. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    Babies in the Library - Tuesday
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015  till Tuesday, May  5, 2015  11:00  a.m. - 11:45  a.m.
    An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    Zumba Kids
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015  till Wednesday, May  13, 2015  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
    An easy-to-follow dance fitness program for school aged kids. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    Storytime Shenanigans
    Thursday, March 26, 2015  till Thursday, May  7, 2015  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
    Storytime for children 3-5. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    Fun-tastic Friday Storytime
    Friday, March 27, 2015  till Friday, May  8, 2015  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
    Storytime for children 6 years and under! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    Babies in the Library - Friday
    Friday, March 27, 2015  till Friday, May  8, 2015  2:30  p.m. - 3:15  p.m.
    An interactive half hour of fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

    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.

    Free Teen Yoga
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015  till Wednesday, April  22, 2015  7:30  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
    Free Teen Yoga program at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call 506-460-2482.

    Baby Signs
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015  till Wednesday, April  15, 2015  10:00  a.m. - 10:45  a.m.
    Join us at the library to take part in Talk with Me’s Baby Signs program. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.

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

    Staff
    Library Director - Julia Stewart
    Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
    Children's Librarian - Nancy Edgar
    Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons

    Parking
    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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    Partners
    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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