Hidden in plain sight
Don’t you love things that are hidden in plain sight? There are few things as charming as the Little Free Library movement which creates a sense of community and fosters a love of reading and is something that can bring a smile to a Tuesday morning.
“take a book, leave a book” is the motto of the Little Free Library movement which has been spreading quickly over the last few years. Anyone can create a box, fill it with books and label them free. It’s that simple.
The movement started in Wisconsin in 2009 by Todd Bol in memory of his mother, a former school teacher. He built a tiny replica of an one-room schoolhouse, filled it with books and labelled it Free Books. The original idea was seen by Rick Brooks, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and together the two created the enterprise as an agent for the common good.
There are numerous locations in Toronto many of which are mapped on the littlefreelibrary.org map.