Defender Radio and The Switch

Placemaking and little free libraries go hand in hand to help residents make a switch in their community. Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff of the Victoria Pocket Places Project joins The Switch to explain how the idea of placing making and community library boxes (which don’t replace libraries) can help communities become climate resilient and benefit everyone.

Please note we are not discussing Little Free Libraries, a non-profit organization.


Greater Victoria Placemaking Network:

GVPN’s Little Free Libraries:

Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff:

Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff on Social:

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The Switch is produced by The Fur-Bearers (, a charitable non-partisan organization whose mandate is to advocate on behalf of fur-bearing animals in the wild and in confinement, promote coexistence solutions in communities and protect the habitats of fur-bearing animals across Canada. You can follow The Fur-Bearers on Instagram (, Twitter ( and Facebook ( 

Direct download: The_Switch_-_007_-_Little_Libraries_Teale_Phelps_Bondaroff.mp3
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