Little Free Library, Wisconsin

by | Jun 13, 2014 | Americas, Cultural, Engagement, Improvement

Take a book; leave a book. That’s the concept behind the Little Free Library.  In 2009 Todd Bol of Wisconsin, USA, built a miniature one-room schoolhouse in front of his home and filled it with books in a tribute to his mother, a former schoolteacher.

Rick Brooks, University of Wisconsin-Madison, soon discovered this and saw an opportunity to develop a social enterprising project. Inspired by traveling libraries and neighborhood kiosks, these mini-libraries began to appear in neighborhoods across Wisconsin and in other US cities and around the globe. (Photos are from Seattle).  The ‘Little Free Library’ aims to promote literacy, a love of reading and a sense of community.