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Woodbourne Inn inspires design of St. Davids Little Library
Model maker Leslie Mann created this Little Free Library. The design is inspired by the Woodbourne Inn in St. Davids. (Supplied)

More Little Free Libraries are popping up in neighbourhoods around Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The latest addition to the communal book stop is coming to St. Davids, where a Little Free Library will be erected at Tanbark Park and open for business shortly after Labour Day.

The design of this one is special: architectural scale model maker Leslie Mann, a St. Davids resident, used the iconic Woodbourne Inn on Four Mile Creek Road as inspiration for the creation of the black-and-white themed library.

The one-year pilot project was approved by NOTL town council and the parks department, said organizer Lili Kvederys.

"We will determine its popularity and if it is well-received, we will decide whether we build a second one," Kvederys told The Lake Report.

"My vision was to encourage community involvement through an established organization to bring free books to St. Davids," she said.

"Fortunately, the Friends of St. Davids, of which I am a member, embraced my idea" and with the help of Mann the village's new Little Free Library is ready for its debut.

"The Woodbourne Inn was the perfect choice for our first Little Free Library as it holds so much historic value in our community," Kvederys said.

Mann noted, "The box has a charter number as part of worldwide recognition and a plaque with info on the history of the Woodbourne Inn."