Over the weekend, Deb DeFreeuw and David Morgan installed a Little Free Library in front of the Force 5 Offices. For those of you that don’t know about the Little Free Library, it is a nonprofit organization that supports the worldwide movement to offer free books housed in small containers to members of the local community.
The idea was popularized in Hudson, Wisconsin, in 2009 when Todd Bol mounted a wooden container designed to look like a school house on a post on his lawn as a tribute to his mother, who was a book lover and school teacher. Bol shared his idea with his partner, Rick Brooks, who spread the word, and the idea spread rapidly. Library owners can create their own library box, usually about the size of a doll house, or purchase one from the website.
The original goal was the creation of 2,150 Little Libraries, which would surpass the number of libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie. But the idea is so popular it has already spread to over 20,000 registered Little Free Libraries in over 70 countries.
For more information, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org