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


Introduction to Tapping (EFT)
Wednesday, January  4, 2017  till Wednesday, January  25, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join us on January 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th at 7:00pm for an Introduction to Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique). Click title for more information.


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!


Babies in the Library (0-18mos.)
Monday, January  9, 2017  till Monday, February  13, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:00  a.m.
Introducing our tiniest patrons to the joys of the library. Monday morning session. Registration is required. Please call 460-2806 to sign-up.


Move and Groove Storytime (ages 0-6)
Tuesday, January  10, 2017  till Tuesday, February  14, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
A storytime for children 6 and under on Tuesday mornings. Please click on the title for more information.


Tales for Tots (19mos.-3)
Wednesday, January  11, 2017  till Wednesday, February  15, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Opening the world of books to toddlers with stories and music on Wednesday mornings. Registration is required. Please call 460-2806 to sign-up.


Zumba Kids
Wednesday, January  11, 2017  till Wednesday, February  15, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us every Wednesday for a free all ages dance fitness program at the library! Click the title for more information or call 506-460-2806 to sign up.


Storytime Shenanigans (ages 3-5)
Thursday, January  12, 2017  till Thursday, February  16, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Join us on Thursday mornings for a smorgasbord of books, puppets, songs, crafts, dancing, movement, and more! Registration is required. Please call 460-2806 to sign-up


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.


Daycare Drop In
Friday, January  13, 2017  till Friday, February  17, 2017  10:15  a.m. - 10:45  a.m.
Daycare centers are invited to join us for a fun filled storytime on Fridays.


Babies in the Library (0-18mos.)
Friday, January  13, 2017  till Friday, February  17, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 11:45  a.m.
Introducing our tiniest patrons to the joys of the library. Friday morning session. Registration is required. Please call 460-2806 to sign-up.


Babies in the Library (0-18mos.)
Saturday, January  14, 2017  till Saturday, February  18, 2017  2:30  p.m. - 3:15  p.m.
Introducing our tiniest patrons to the joys of the library. Saturday afternoon session.Registration is required. Please call 460-2806 to sign-up.


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.


Exam Week Zone
Monday, January  23, 2017  till Thursday, January  26, 2017  during library open hours
Drop by the Makerspace between January 23rd and January 26th for a dedicated space to study during the Exam Week. Click on the title for more information.


Book Club -Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, January  24, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on January 24th to discuss "When breath becomes air" by Paul Kalanithi. Click title for more information.


'Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, January  25, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Discover the place Where the Wild Things roam in this pajama storytime.


HR Digital Kit for a Digital Age
Wednesday, January  25, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Join us on January 25th at 10:00am for a workshop, organized by LearnSphere, about HR best-practices in the Digital Age. This workshop is $40/participant (includes HST). Click on the title for more information.


Snowflake Making Station
Friday, January  27, 2017  till Sunday, January  29, 2017  during library open hours
No two snowflakes are alike! Come to the art gallery and make your very own snowflake between January 27th and January 29th.


Family Literacy Day Open House (all ages)
Friday, January  27, 2017  10:15  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Come play with toys, sit in on a storytime, or sing with the babies at our Family Literacy Day Open House. No need to register, just drop in.


Screening of Snow Day
Saturday, January  28, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on January 28th at 1:00pm for a showing of Snow Day. Click on title for more information.


Sunday's Craft: Snowflakes & Puzzles
Sunday, January  29, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on January 29th at 10:00am in the Makerspace for our Sunday's Craft: Creating Snowflakes with puzzle pieces. Click title for more information.


Drumming Circle - Willow Tree Community
Sunday, January  29, 2017  3:00  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
In partnership with Willow Tree Community, the Fredericton Public Library is hosting a Drumming Circle on January 29th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Click title for more information.


Death Café
Tuesday, January  31, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join the Death Café on January 31st at 2:00pm to talk about death, grief and other related subjects. Click on the title for more information.


'Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, February  1, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Discover the place Where the Wild Things roam in this pajama storytime.


Book Club - Thursday evening
Thursday, February  2, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on February 2nd for a discussion about "Remarkable Creatures" by Tracy Chevalier. Click title for more information.


Mad Hatter's Tea Party (ages 3-5)
Friday, February  3, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Grab your parents and grandparents and don your maddest outfit and join us for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. This is a FROSTival Event! click on the title for more information.


Saint John String Quartet
Saturday, February  4, 2017  10:30  a.m. - 11:30  a.m.
Patrons of all ages are invited to come and enjoy some fabulous music courtesy of the Saint John String Quartet. No registration is required.


'Jama Rumpus
Wednesday, February  8, 2017  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.  Recurring activity or event
Discover the place Where the Wild Things roam in this pajama storytime.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, February  8, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on February 8th to discuss "Bone & Bread" by Saleema Nawaz. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, February  14, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on February 14th to discuss "Stardust" by Charles Vess. 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.


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.