Little Free Libraries is an amazing concept that was created in 2009 by a man named Todd Bol. It all started off with him building a model-sized schoolhouse, filled it with books and put it outside for anyone who needed a book.
The concept was a tribute to his mother, who was a school teacher and loved reading. Very quickly, people fell in love with his mini library and friends began requesting ones for their yards too.
Today there are thousands of Little Free Libraries all over the country. Millions of books are exchanged each year which has greatly increased access to reading for people of all ages.
Studies have shown the profound effect that books have on a child's mind and development. The studies also show that the more books that are in a house greatly increases the likelihood that the child will learn to love to read.
I grew up in a house full of books and can attest my lifelong love of reading. Nothing is quite as special as an illustrated children's book though. My imagination went WILD as a kid. I absolutely loved reading!
The Little Free Library is special for so many reasons. I love how each library is crafted differently from all the others and created with an obvious amount of love. This concept is so simple and yet can be so effective if we let it.
The purpose is to get us to read and share our books instead of just throwing them out, selling them or letting them collect dust on our bookshelf. You never know what book may change your life!
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