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 the world. The nonprofit business based in Hudson, Wis., has a staff of about a dozen.” This week, Todd Bol died from pancreatic cancer. He was 62 years old. I’m sure LFL caretakers around the world are saddened at this news, while also continuing to be inspired by what he sparked.
By the way, Rick Brooks, who co-founded the not-for-profit Little Free Libraries organization in 2012, retired from the organization in 2014. Brooks visited our LFLs in Syracuse several years ago.