New Brunswick Public Libraries

Closure: Employee Development Day

Please note that all libraries in the York Library Region and the regional office will be closed on Thursday, September 28 to allow staff to participate in Employee Development Day.

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.


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!


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.


English Table
Friday, September  1, 2017  till Friday, September  29, 2017  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on September 1st, 15th and 29th at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Adult Colouring
Tuesday, September  5, 2017  till Tuesday, November  28, 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.


Spanish Table
Thursday, September  7, 2017  till Thursday, November  30, 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.


Library Café
Monday, September  11, 2017  till Monday, November  27, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 11:00  p.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile! Click on the title for more information.


Babies in the Library
Monday, September  11, 2017  till Monday, November  6, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  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.


French Discussion
Saturday, September  16, 2017  till Saturday, December  9, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Starting on September 16th. Registration is required. Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, September  18, 2017  till Monday, November  27, 2017  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Move and Groove Storytime
Tuesday, September  19, 2017  till Tuesday, November  7, 2017  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.


Tales for Toddlers
Wednesday, September  20, 2017  till Wednesday, November  8, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
Storytime for children 19-36 months. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


‘Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, September  20, 2017  till Wednesday, November  8, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:15  p.m.
Storytime for all ages. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Storytime Shenanigans
Thursday, September  21, 2017  till Thursday, November  9, 2017  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.


Daycare Drop-in
Friday, September  22, 2017  till Friday, November  10, 2017  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.


Babies in the Library - Friday
Friday, September  22, 2017  till Friday, November  10, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 11:30  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.


Babies in the Library - Saturdays
Saturday, September  23, 2017  till Saturday, November  4, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  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.


Word Feast - Odd Sundays
Sunday, September  24, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library will be hosting Odd Sundays, the local reading series, on September 24th from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. No registration required. Click title for more information.


Zumba Kids
Wednesday, September  27, 2017  till Wednesday, November  8, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
An easy-to-follow dance fitness program. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Health Talks - Decreasing Stress
Wednesday, September  27, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on September 27th at 6:30pm for a presentation on Decreasing Stress. No registration required. Click title for more information.


Makerspace's One-Year Anniversary
Friday, September  29, 2017  during library open hours
Join us on Saturday, September 29th for the Makerspace's One-Year Anniversary. No registration required. Click title for more information.


Fidget Spinners Workshop
Saturday, September  30, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on September 30th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm for a Fidget Spinners Workshop. Must be 13 or older. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, October  3, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on October 3rd from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "The Ice Princess" by Camilla Läckberg. Books will be available in September. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, October  11, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on October 11th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss "Birthday Lunch" by Joan Clark. Books will be available in September. Click title for more information.


I Survived!
Sunday, October  15, 2017  till Sunday, November  5, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Activities in science, art and the ancient world for 7-12 year olds! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Hackmatack Book Club (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, October  19, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
This is not your traditional book club. Each meeting explores a different book through fun activities, games, and art. Vote for your favourites in March!


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, October  22, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on October 22nd from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones. Books will be available in September. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, November  7, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on November 7th from 2:00pm until 3:00pm to discuss "Sharp Objects" by Gillian Flynn. Books will be available in October. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, November  8, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on November 8th from 7:00pm until 8:00pm to discuss "Amazing Grace" by Lesley Crewe. Books will be available in October. Click title for more information.


Every Child Ready to Read Information Session
Wednesday, November  15, 2017  till Wednesday, November  29, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
A series of three free workshops where we will learn more about how to nurture pre-reading skills at home. Please click on the title for more information and call 460-2806 to register.


Hackmatack Book Club (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, November  16, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
This is not your traditional book club. Each meeting explores a different book through fun activities, games, and art. Vote for your favourites in March!


Book Club - Sunday morning
Sunday, November  19, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on November 19th from 10:30am until 11:30am to discuss "Sorcerer to the Crown" by Zen Cho. Books will be available in October. 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.