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Partners come together for little free library in Caldwell

Tenants and several community partners came together to install a “little free library” in the Caldwell Community.  

The idea for a free library for the community had been floating around for a while, said Community Developer Ana Ticas. It began to really take shape once the pandemic started.  

There is a lot of excitement around it,” Ana said.  

Carlington Community Health Centre approached community partners, including OCH’s community development team, about the idea, and Ottawa’s  Community Development Framework provided the funds for building materials 

Chioma, a resident in the Caldwell community, worked with the OCH Volunteer Engagement Program and Carlington Community Health Centre staff to construct the library.  

 It was amazing to be part of this project,” she said.  Thanks so much for your gift.  I will be on the lookout for more details on this and any more community work to volunteer with.” 

Christie Lake Kids operates a dropin for Caldwell youth. On December 9, the group painted the library, and to be installed in front of TD Park.   

Once the library is painted and put up in the community, the books will be provided by the Caldwell Family Centre 

The library is not the only gift the community has received this holiday season. The Carlington Community Association provided a Christmas tree for the gazebo at TD park for residents to decorate 

 Christie Lake Kids operates a drop-in for Caldwell youth. On December 10, the group painted the library.

Christie Lake Kids operates a drop-in for Caldwell youth. On December 10, the group painted the library.

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