Happy Mother’s Day!

In 2009, I put a model of a one-room schoolhouse on a post in my front yard with a sign that said, “FREE BOOKS” as a tribute to my mother, June, a former school teacher who loved reading.

June Bol

June Bol

Little did I know that this act would be a catalyst for what would become a global literacy movement of nearly 26,000 exchanges full of “FREE BOOKS” that build tighter knit communities through a mutual love of reading. Little Free Library is now a non-profit social enterprise with locations all over the world and more opening every day.

On May 16th, we’ll mark our 3rd birthday as a non-profit. Help us celebrate by downloading this Happy Birthday LFL flier, posting it on your Library and participating in our WORLDWIDE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOK DRIVE.

  • Bring new or gently-used children’s and young adult books to your friendly neighborhood Little Free Libraries.
  • Snap a photo of yourself dropping off books and post it in social media using the hashtag #givebooks.
  • We’ll comb Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and select random participants to receive Little Free Library swag.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to #givebooks through your support of our Kickstarter campaign.

Thank you also to June Bol, who has inspired me to keep on building Little Free Libraries.


Todd Bol

Executive Director of Little Free Library

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