Before I knew who Todd Bol was, I had seen Little Free Libraries in my community. Looking like overgrown bird houses, these wonderful pieces promote literacy by asking community members to either take a book or leave a book for free. Usually located in parks or near rec centers, these libraries are proof that there are still people who believe in the power of stories and literacy. In the past it has been my honor to contribute to these collections and I’ve also found a few pieces for myself to read as well. When I heard the news on NPR that the founder, Todd Bol, had passed away, my heart felt heavy indeed. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this post to his memory as a way of saying Thank You and honoring his memory.
To read more about Mr. Bol and his Little Free Libraries visit: