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Notification of construction

Please be advised that Carleton Street, from Queen Street to the parking lot behind the library, is currently under construction. The construction is scheduled to take place between June 26 and November 7, 2017. This portion of Carleton Street will be closed to traffic for the duration of the project, with access to the library parking lot available through the driveway at Goodlife fitness, 527 Queen Street. Pedestrian detours will be in place during construction to allow access to the library at all times.

Fredericton Public Library
12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
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Annual Opening Hours


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.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Seed Library
Tuesday, March  14, 2017  till Sunday, October  1, 2017  during library open hours
Get growing with seeds from our seed library! Click on the title for more information.


Summer Reading Club Scavenger Hunts!
Wednesday, June  28, 2017  till Monday, August  21, 2017  during library open hours
Drop in any time to try a scavenger hunt in the children's department! Please click on the title for more information!


Storytime for daycares!
Wednesday, June  28, 2017  till Wednesday, August  16, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Inviting all daycare and summer camp friends to the library for storytime! Please click on the title for more information!


Sabotage! (7-12 year olds)
Wednesday, June  28, 2017  till Wednesday, August  16, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
A mysterious activity-based program, where you must figure out who is sabotaging the group! Call 460-2806 to register! Please click on the title for more information.


Jama-Rumpus!
Wednesday, June  28, 2017  till Wednesday, August  16, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:15  p.m.
Dress in your PJs and come to the library for a cozy storytime and craft! Please click on the title for more information!


Summer movies for families!
Thursday, June  29, 2017  till Thursday, August  17, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us every Thursday afternoon for a children's movie on our 100 inch screen! Please click on the title for more information!


Canuck's Clubhouse (7-12 year olds)
Thursday, June  29, 2017  till Thursday, August  17, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Join us for hands on activities and games for children 7-12 years old. Please click on the title for more information!


Free Friday Face Painting!
Friday, June  30, 2017  till Friday, August  18, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Drop by any time between 10am and noon for free face painting! Please click on the title for more information!


Saturday Storytime!
Saturday, July  1, 2017  till Saturday, August  19, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
We invite children of all ages to the library for an interactive storytime! Please click on the title for more information.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, July  2, 2017  till Sunday, December  31, 2017  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop in knitting group. All are welcome!


The Eh! Team (7-12 year olds)
Sunday, July  2, 2017  till Sunday, August  20, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Call 460-2806 to register for any or all of our three specialty workshops this summer! Click on the link for more information


Canuck's Clubhouse (7-12 year olds)
Monday, July  3, 2017  till Monday, August  21, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us for hands-on activities and games for children 7-12 years. Please click on the title for more information.


Adult Colouring Club
Tuesday, July  4, 2017  till Tuesday, July  25, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club.


All ages storytime!
Tuesday, July  4, 2017  till Tuesday, August  15, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 2:45  p.m.
Inviting all children to the library for an interactive story-time with singing, dancing, and crafts. Please click on the title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, July  6, 2017  till Thursday, July  27, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


Drop-In Mac Tutorial
Friday, July  14, 2017  till Friday, August  18, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us every Friday from 2:00pm for an introduction to the basic functions of your Mac computer. Click title for more information.


Escape Room
Saturday, July  15, 2017  till Saturday, August  19, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 3:30  p.m.
In partnership with Unplugged, the Fredericton Public Library will be offering an Escape Room on Saturdays from July 15th until August 19th. Must be 13 or older. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Computer Class Drop-In
Monday, July  17, 2017  till Monday, November  27, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on Monday mornings from 10:30am until 12:00pm for a Computer Help Drop-In. Click title for more information.


Board Games and Block Party
Wednesday, July  19, 2017  till Wednesday, August  30, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00pm until 4:00pm starting on July 19th to play with some board games and blocks. Click title for more information.


Adult Yoga
Wednesday, July  19, 2017  till Wednesday, August  30, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Wednesdays evening for an Adult yoga class starting on July 19th. Registration begins on July 4th. Click title for more information.


Advanced Spanish
Wednesday, July  19, 2017  till Wednesday, August  30, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join us on Wednesday evening from 6:30pm until 8:30pm for Advanced Spanish Table. Starting July 19th. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday morning
Tuesday, July  25, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on July 25th at 11:00am to discuss "Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George. Click title for more information.


Teen Theatre: Screening of Goonies
Tuesday, July  25, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on July 25th at 2:00pm for a screening of Goonies. Click title for more information.


Button Making
Wednesday, July  26, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us in the Makerspace on July 26th from 2:00pm until 4:00pm for a button making workshop. Must be 13 or older. Click title for more information.


Guest librarians
Wednesday, July  26, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Meet Dr. Rhonda Stone and Karen Seymour from Fredericton Animal Hospital on July 26th at 7:00pm. Click title for more information.


Snap Circuit Rube Goldberg
Thursday, July  27, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Join us on July 27th from 6:00pm until 7:00pm to use the Snap Circuits to make Rube Goldberg machine obstacle courses for marbles. Registration required. Click title for more information.


DIY Popsockets
Tuesday, August  1, 2017  12:00  p.m. - 2:00  p.m.
Join us in the Makerspace on August 1st from 12:00pm until 2:00pm for a DIY Popsockets. Must be 13 or older. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Screening of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Tuesday, August  1, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on August 1st at 2:00pm for a screening of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Click title for more information.


Adult Colouring Club
Tuesday, August  1, 2017  till Tuesday, August  29, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club.


Art Gallery Exhibition - Olena Stepanova
Wednesday, August  2, 2017  till Thursday, August  31, 2017  during library open hours
Olena Stepanova's Art Exhibition will be displayed in the Art Gallery between August 2nd and August 31st.


Snap Circuits Rube Goldberg
Thursday, August  3, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Join us on August 3rd from 6:00pm until 7:00pm to use the Snap Circuits to make Rube Goldberg machine obstacle courses for marbles. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, August  3, 2017  till Thursday, August  31, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


English Table
Friday, August  4, 2017  till Friday, August  18, 2017  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on August 4th and August 18th at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Teen Theatre: Screening of Stand by Me
Tuesday, August  8, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on August 8th at 2:00pm for a screening of Stand by Me. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday Evening
Wednesday, August  9, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on August 9th to discuss "Barkskins" by Annie Proulx. Click title for more information.


Screening of Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Tuesday, August  15, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on August 15th at 2:00pm for a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday
Tuesday, August  22, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on August 22nd to discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margo Lee Shetterly. Click title for more information.


Teen Theatre: Screening of Encino Man
Tuesday, August  22, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on August 22nd at 2:00pm for a screening of Encino Man. Click title for more information.


Teen Book Club
Thursday, August  24, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on August 24th to discuss "Thirteen Reasons why" by Jay Asher. Click title for more information.


Teen Theatre: Screening of A Knight's Tale
Tuesday, August  29, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on August 29th at 2:00pm for a screening of A Knight's Tale. Click title for more information.


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Nancy Edgar
Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons
Acting Circulation Supervisor - Josiane Jolin


Parking

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


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 Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

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 online Databases and our Recommended Websites. 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 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.
  • Room rentals are available – please contact us by telephone at 460-2812or by email for rental information.

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


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.