I cannot say enough about how much I love LOVE these little libraries. My Mother instilled a love of books and reading early on…and so every part of this free book thing and sharing just hits me to my core. Thank you Mom, I miss you every day, and thank you Little Free Library creators…one day I will create one of my own to share!
Walking along a sidewalk in the Wedgwood neighborhood one day, I saw what appeared to be a fancy front-yard mailbox…or was it a birdhouse? Upon closer examination I saw that the structure had a door with books visible inside. Over the book box door was a plaque which said, “Little Free Library.”
In 2009 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin wanted to create a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who had instilled in him a love of reading. He built a dollhouse-size model of a one-room schoolhouse, with a bookshelf inside. He mounted this book box on a post in his front yard, with a sign that said FREE BOOKS. Before long Todd Bol’s neighbors and friends wanted to join in on the fun so they asked him to build more book…
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