I am sorry if you have been missing my reviews but don’t worry, I will be back soon! Although I have been on hiatus, I did want to take a few minutes to recognize a literary hero.
Sadly, Todd Bol passed away today after a short illness with pancreatic cancer. He was the founder of the Little Free Library organization which shared books around the world. He leaves a legacy of over 75,000 Little Free Libraries in 88 countries which is an amazing way to share a love of reading!
This fabulous initiative began in 2009 when Bol built a LFL that was modelled after a one room schoolhouse, in Hudson, Wi. The LFL was a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher, who loved reading. His neighbours and friends loved it so he built several more to give away. His original goal was to encourage the building of 2509 LFLs which has clearly been surpassed.
Check out LFLs near you on the world wide map.
Little Free Libraries keep sprouting up everywhere and in honour of the legacy Bol leaves, I encourage you to build a LFL to share books with your neighbours, add books to an existing, local LFL or share a book with a friend!
Need to know more? Here is a link to my LFL page: Franklin Street Little Free Library.
Rest in peace Todd Bol.