If you’re a bookworm, you probably know that one of the best feelings in the world is to share books with people. Little Free Library is an NGO that promotes book exchange, inspires readers, and strengthens communities by making books available for free around the world.
It all started in 2009 when Todd Bol installed a wooden container in front of his house and filled it with books as a tribute to his late mother who was a book lover. Bol and his partner Rick Brooks decided to take this initiative to a global level, and they succeeded! Thanks to this initiative, millions of books are exchanged each year!
How does it work?
Anyone passing by can take a book or leave one for someone else to read. The NGO relies on volunteers or organizations to construct, install, and take care of the library. If you want to encourage book exchanges in your area, you can install a book box.