Additional Free Library Boxes Installed

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We are pleased to announce the installation of two additional free library boxes at the south end of Area J (1885 Towne Centre Blvd) and at the intersection of Thibault Way and South Terwillegar Blvd (north-end of the J-shaped lake). There are now four free library boxes in total: the other boxes are located at Tomlinson Park and by the Gazebo. Residents can take a book or donate a book free of charge. The two new boxes are refurbished metal newspaper boxes that are more resistant to vandalism than wooden boxes. Due to previous vandalism, residents should continue to be on the look-out for suspicious behaviour in neighbourhood parks. Please call the police at 780-423-4567 to file a complaint or 911 to report a crime in progress.

 

 

Two Little Free Libraries Reinstalled

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We are pleased to announce that two Little Free Libraries boxes have been reinstalled at Tomlinson Park and Tomlinson Square (the Gazebo Park). Residents may take a book (free of charge) or donate a book. The TTHOA will consider additional sites for the installation of boxes in the new-year. For more information about previous vandalism to the boxes, and how you can help, please see the July article at the end of the hot topics section.

 

 

Little Free Libraries

Area J 1 - Editing

Area J 1 - Editing

ARSONIST STRIKES TERWILLEGAR TOWNE TWICE IN 3 DAYS

On or about Thursday night (July 10/2014), a yet unknown arsonist destroyed a Little Free Library in Tomlinson Park. Saturday night the one by the toboggan hill was also destroyed by fire.

Somebody out there is very bored and very dangerous. Both fires could have spilled onto dry grass and crept to surrounding homes. There's a good chance that at least one of you reading this may have seen or heard something out of the ordinary on one of these nights in the affected locations. Somebody, for sure, knows who is responsible for these cowardly acts, and may not yet realize it. Search your minds, memories, and activities of those days. Have you heard anyone bragging about a misdeed?

What's next? A garbage can? Fence? Garage? Another house? The majority of people are law abiding, and proud of their communities, and do not commit actions like this, but unless that majority speaks out it has no strength and is insignificant. Let's all be vigilant, keep our eyes and ears open, communicate with each other, and watch each other's backs.

Little Free Libraries promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide. They help to build a much needed sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. Promotion of reading for children, and literacy for adults should not be put to the torch. By the way.... NET COST PER UNIT INSTALLED IS $820 plus admin costs.

If you have any information that may lead to the apprehension of those responsible, you have a duty to report this to the Edmonton Police Service.

Complaint line (not for crimes in progress): 780-423-4567, or #377 from a mobile device.

Text a tip to Edmonton Crime Stoppers: Type keyword, “TIP250 and your tip” and send it to CRIMES (274637).

Crimes in progress: 911.

NEWS UPDATE: To date no suspect has been identified for this crime and plans to replace the Little Free Libraries are presently on hold. The community still needs your help to find the bad guys.