The founder of the Little Free Library movement will be honored this weekend at events in his hometown celebrating the sharing legacy that began with a single box in his mother’s front yard.

Todd Bol, who in 2009 created a little wooden library in honor of his mother, has inspired an estimated 75,000 little libraries in all 50 states and 88 other countries.

His brother Tony Bol has organized the “Little Libraries, Big Heroes” children’s book launch party and swap in Stillwater, Minnesota, which aims to encourage neighbors to spend time getting to know one another and sharing resources. The book was written to honor Todd.
Children’s book swap to honor Little Free Library founder — by Alessandra Bautze