I first heard about this project from, the Dean of Students of West Fargo High School, Ryan Johnson. Little Free Library is a great project created by Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin. He built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS.
It’s as simple as “take a book, return a book.” A Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. I think this would be an awesome community connection project for a classroom. If you want to find the closed Little Free Library just check out this map. There is currently 4 Little Free Libraries in North Dakota! If you are look to create a Little Free Library for yourself or classroom, start HERE!
Below is the TED Talk Todd Bol gave at the TEDxFargo event.