Friday, May 17, 2013

And Now, a Different Kind of Library

The Little Free Library is a grassroots movement to establish small depositories of books throughout the world - little free libraries! Started in Wisconsin by Todd Bol in honor of his schoolteacher mother, these little libraries have sprung up in many places around the world. They tend to look like small houses and posted like mailboxes. They're very different from the extravagantly huge libraries I posted about previously - refreshingly different - and charming! But they also serve to connect people in a community in a personal way that is often lacking in larger institutions. Their existence is proof that small is beautiful and humans long for this simplicity. 

Map of little free libraries around the world.

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