The box, fashioned by carpenters from Kirkland’s public works department, is a miniature replica of the town’s heritage Lantier House, located at 11 Chemin Lantier. The box is installed near the house.
Lantier House was built circa 1737. It now serves as a community centre.
The concept of book-sharing has been steadily gaining in popularity. People are invited to leave a book and take a book from the box. There is no charge and no registration is necessary. Books in French and English for adults and children will be available at the start. Once the exchange gets going, the box will hold an ever-changing selection of books.
The book-sharing box project was a collaboration between the Kirkland Library and the public works department.