The Cutest Isthmus Little Free Library

What began in Hudson, Wisconsin and has spread worldwide? You may have guessed from the title, the Little Free Library movement! The founder in Hudson, Todd Bol, decided that one way to promote literacy and community was to form a book exchange where anyone could take a book or leave a book.

My neighbor and I walk for exercise between lakes in the center of Madison, Wisconsin and count the Little Free Libraries. There are fourteen in our walking loop. Many weeks we find a good book to take home. I think this little Mansard roof special wins Cutest in the Isthmus; chock full of reading material and complete with matching house!

Little Free Library with a black mansard roof covered with snow, in front of a yellow house with a black mansard roof

Little Free Libraries is a non-profit organization. Although it only began ten years ago, there are now more than 90,000 worldwide in 90 countries! Each Little Free Library has a steward who registers and monitors their site. What a huge difference each little library makes!

I think finding a free book feels like an out-of-season birthday gift. I also like to donate books and magazines I’ve read.

Have you ever encountered a Little Free Library? Would you host one?

Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco. ¡Olé! –Rebecca

Rebecca Cuningham

16 thoughts on “The Cutest Isthmus Little Free Library

  1. I think that the “Little Free Library” a great way to encourage reading within a community with little or no access to good books. I also donate books and magazines that I’ve read. Our local Goodwill bookstore offers donated books to the public at affordable prices.

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  2. It is always amazing to come upon these outrageous demonstrations of generosity. They are little booster vitamins of faith in ones fellow persons

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