In 2009, Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, created the Little Free Library program after discovering they shared a commitment to the quality of community life around the world. They started building free book box exchanges to promote literacy and the love of reading at the neighborhood level. Their little social experiment has grown to include over 4,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide.
Denver Public Librarian, Robin Filipczak, fell in love with this idea and commissioned her brother, David, to build a library for her birthday. They installed a charming box in front of her home in Denver, Colorado (808 South Vine Street) on a sublimely beautiful Easter Sunday afternoon.
Although Robin and her family are the stewards of this library, they hope the community will assume a sense of ownership for the project. Robin’s family seeded the library with a selection of books. The intention is for the community to take a book and/or leave a book, passing on a favorite title to be shared by a neighbor. A dedication ceremony is planned for late spring to invite the entire community to participate. For more information on building your own Little Free Library, visit: http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/