There is a new phenomenon sweeping the nation: Little Free Libraries. According to http://www.littlefreelibrary.org, the project came to life in western Wisconsin in 2009, the brainchild of entrepreneurs Todd Bol and Rick Brooks. Since then, Little Free Libraries have sprung up in states across the nation and even worldwide. The concept is fairly simple, build a structure to hold reading materials, make it open and accessible to the public, and enjoy the read a book, return a book policy. According to the website, the goal of the project is to:
To promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
To build a sense of community as we share skills, creativity and wisdom across generations.
To build more than 2,510 libraries around the world–more than Andrew Carnegie!
We at the St. Kate’s chapter of the PLG are excited at the opportunity to perhaps bring the phenomenon to campus. Plans are in the works to have a club build on Monday, October 8th, and hopefully have our Little Free Libraries in the ground by mid to late October.
Stay tuned for updates on our LFL (Little Free Library) project!
If interested on learning more, and seeing some awesome LFL designs, check out http://www.littlefreelibrary.org