New Brunswick Public Libraries

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

Library Café
Monday, January  2, 2017  till Monday, June  26, 2017  10:15  a.m. - 11:30  a.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.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, January  2, 2017  till Monday, June  26, 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.


Adult Colouring Club
Tuesday, January  3, 2017  till Tuesday, June  27, 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


Makerhours (Thursday evening)
Thursday, January  5, 2017  till Thursday, June  29, 2017  5:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Thursday evenings. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn. Our Makerspace provides free equipment and a work area for everyone.


Makerhours (Saturday)
Saturday, January  7, 2017  till Saturday, June  24, 2017  10:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Saturdays. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn.


Makerhours (Sunday morning)
Sunday, January  8, 2017  till Sunday, June  25, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Sunday mornings. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, January  8, 2017  till Sunday, June  25, 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!


Hackmatack Book Club (Grades 4-6)
Thursday, January  12, 2017  till Thursday, March  16, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
Thumbs up or thumbs down? You decide at this monthly kids book club! Please click on the title for more information.


Spanish Table
Thursday, January  19, 2017  till Thursday, May  25, 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, January  20, 2017  till Friday, May  26, 2017  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us every Friday afternoon at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Adult Yoga
Wednesday, January  25, 2017  till Wednesday, March  1, 2017  7:30  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
This program is a series of 6 sessions aimed at adults beginning on January 25th at 7:30pm. Click title for more information.


French Discussion Group
Sunday, February  12, 2017  till Sunday, May  28, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group every Sunday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Registration is required. Click on the title for more information.


Author Reading - Sheila McPhee
Thursday, February  23, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join author Sheila McPhee on February 23rd from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for a reading of her book "The naked wine & morphine dance".


Screening of The King's Speech
Saturday, February  25, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on February 25th at 2:00pm for a showing of The King's Speech. Click on title for more information.


Crafts in the Makerspace
Sunday, February  26, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00am for a special craft in our Makerspace.


Talk With Me's Baby Signs
Tuesday, February  28, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 10:45  a.m.  Recurring activity or event
Please click on the title for more information or call the Talk with Me at 1-877-691-8800.


Death Café
Tuesday, February  28, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join the Death Café on February 28th at 2:00pm to talk about death, grief and other related subjects. Click on the title for more information.


Family Games Day
Saturday, March  4, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month to play some games, have some refreshments and reconnect!


Baby Bonanza
Monday, March  6, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:15  p.m.
Come and join us for fun with your baby at the library. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Little Ray’s Reptile Show
Monday, March  6, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
Join us for a free action-packed 60-minute reptile presentation. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
Tuesday, March  7, 2017  10:15  a.m. - 11:15  a.m.
Join us for a free action-packed 60-minute reptile presentation. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Frantically Atlantic Concert
Wednesday, March  8, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:15  p.m.
Join us for the Celtic / East Coast style music of Frantically Atlantic! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Minute to Win it: Library Edition
Thursday, March  9, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
6-12 year olds: complete a number of silly and ridiculous challenges in under a minute! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Puppet Show by The Puppeteaching Project
Friday, March  10, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us for a great puppet show empowering kids to be themselves, to love themselves, to be kind to others and to take action. Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


March Break Movie: Moana
Saturday, March  11, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 12:30  p.m.
We are offering two screening times for this popular film! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


March Break Movie: Moana
Saturday, March  11, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 4:30  p.m.
We are offering two screening times for this popular film! Please click on the title for more information or call the library at 506-460-2806.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, March  14, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on March 14th to discuss "American born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang. Click title for more information.


Imprint Youth Association Drop-in
Wednesday, March  15, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Imprint Youth Association Drop-in will be on March 15th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Art Gallery. Click on the title for more information.


Storytelling
Wednesday, March  15, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share we would love it hear it on the third Wednesday of the month. Next session is on March 15th. Click on the 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.


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.