At the end of October, Little Free Library founder Todd H. Bol traveled to Washington, DC to receive a commendation from the Library of Congress on behalf of Little Free Library’s work (and your work, stewards!) to build communities of literacy.

The Library of Congress identified our efforts to promote a love of reading through free book exchanges, partnerships with organizations such as First Book, and initiatives such as Kids, Community and Cops, as programs that exemplify effective implementation of best practices in literacy and reading promotion.

“For an organization that builds some of the smallest libraries around, it’s quite an honor to be recognized by the largest library in the world,” said Todd.

As part of the award, Little Free Library is included in The Library of Congress’s Best Practices in Literacy 2015 publication.

What’s next?

We intend to build on our successes by increasing the number of Little Free Libraries in the United States and around the globe, continuing to offer community outreach initiatives, and developing programming in support of our mission.

“It’s an exciting time for our nonprofit and this Best Practices recognition from the Library of Congress helps fuel our ambition to create communities of literacy in neighborhoods around the world,” notes Todd.

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