Hidden in plain sight

Posted on June 17, 2014 in Blog, Hidden Toronto

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.

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