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Little Libraries Spreading All Over :-)

Fairly small, up on a pole, books inside, and saying, “Take A Book – Leave A Book”.

This phenomenon began in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA and has already spread to Europe and Africa.

From USA Today: “Todd Bol wanted to honor his mother, a former teacher and book lover who died a decade ago. So two years ago, Bol built a miniature model of a library, filled it with books for anyone to take, and placed it outside his home….From that idea, hundreds of similar Little Free Libraries are popping up on lawns across the country. They’re tiny — no bigger than a dollhouse. Some look like miniature homes or barns. Others just look like a box on a post.”

Here’s a lovely photo album of these Little Free Libraries :-)

You can buy Little Free Libraries, ready-made or get free tips and plans to build a Little Free Library yourself.

Todd contacted his friend Rick Brooks and they set up LittleFreeLibrary.Org, linked-to up in that excerpt from USA Today. Do read the whole article; there’s lots more happening; even prisoners are getting into the act :-)

Here are just a few of the comments from the article:

“I thought it was a great way, in a small way, to spread the love of literature.”

“I have no idea how many literally thousands of books have been in and out of there.”

“I love it. I like the sense of community, I like the concept and the comfort level of sharing reading materials.”

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13 responses to “Little Libraries Spreading All Over :-)

  1. Simone Benedict March 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    What a beautiful idea! Thank you for sharing this Alexander.


  2. laurastanfill March 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I love this idea! There’s one in my city that I need to go find.


  3. Barbara Blackcinder March 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Nice connection Alex. So many people would like to know about this fantastic happening.


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