I absolutely love this idea!

The project began when Tod Bol made a little library shaped like a school-house in tribute to his mother.  Rick Brooks joined the project and together they created Little Free Library.  Their mission is to promote literacy and the love of reading and to build a sense of community.

“Take a Book” and “Return a Book”

On the website Tod and Rick encourage others to start their own little libraries.  They also have a map listing over 5,000 little libraries already in place around the world.

Following is a preview of a documentary about the project.


A Small Wooden Box:  The Little Free Library Movement 


I originally posted this story on One Loaf of Bread.