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Todd Bol, creator of the Little Free Libraries, has died

In 2010, Todd Bol created the first little free library out of wood that he had in his garage.  That was the start of a movement.  According to MPRnews, “Today, there are 75,000 Little Free Libraries in 88 countries around … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries in Onondaga County (NY)

The number of Little Free Libraries in Onondaga County continues to grow. The map below from the Little Free Library web site shows many of them. However, many have not been formally registered and are not listed on the site.  … Continue reading

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Changes to the Little Free Libraries on the Near Westside

If you drive or walk around Syracuse’s Near Westside, then you have already noticed a change.  The Little Free Library on the outside of 601 Tully has been removed and is going to be mounted at 208 Slocum Avenue, where … Continue reading

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The Illinois Library Association Reporter articles on little free libraries

The June 2014 issue of The Illinois Library Association Reporter contains several articles on little free libraries, and includes information on the ones on Syracuse’s Near Westside.  Lauren Collen, the librarian at the Machesney Elementary School, did an excellent job … Continue reading

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