11 Little Free Libraries That Are Inspiring Readers Around the Country

In 2009, Todd H. Bol built a small wooden structure, filled it with books and placed a sign on it that read: take a book, share a book. He placed the “little library” outside his house in honor of his late mother.

Ten years later, Bol’s idea has grown into a global nonprofit with libraries in every continent except Antarctica. More than 90,000 Little Free Libraries exist across the world, sharing more than 120 million books, according to the organization’s website.

Celebrate Little Free Libraries tenth anniversary with this slideshow featuring some of the most charming book collections they’ve helped create.

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