Two Wisconsin Men Aim to Create 2500 “Little Free Libraries”

‘Little Free Libraries’ Hope For Lending Revolution

Friends Todd Bol and Rick Brooks are out to beat Andrew Carnegie’s record for putting more than 2500 free public libraries in communities all over the country, many of them not much bigger than a bird house. Each library is adopted by a caretaker like Carol Elbaum who says, “We’ve met people who live a block away, and we’ve never met. And, you know, it’s interesting. Occasionally, for example, this “Children of God” is a book that we really loved. I have no idea who put it in there. But it’s just fun to see an old friend in there, you know?”

Brooks says that today, there are over 200 Little Free Libraries in 34 states and 17 countries. More info at
Little Free Library.