The Little Free Library

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!

Wedgwood in Seattle History

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.”

The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 as a model of a one-room schoolhouse. The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 as a model of a one-room schoolhouse.

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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2 Responses to The Little Free Library

  1. One can never have enough libraries…large or small. We have one of these tiny libraries outside the Free Bird Espresso stand on 2nd Street in Okanogan, WA.

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