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Little Free Library

March 05, 2024 Tyler Mason
Little Free Library
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St. Croix Stories
Little Free Library
Mar 05, 2024
Tyler Mason

Little Free Libraries can be found all over the world — there are more than 175,000 of the miniature libraries on all seven continents, including Antarctica — but this global phenomenon has its roots right here in Hudson.

Back in 2009, Hudson resident Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library in honor of his mother and put it in his front yard. After connecting with co-founder Rick Brooks, the two of them helped spread the Little Free Library craze throughout the Midwest and, eventually, around the world. While Todd unfortunately passed away in 2018 from cancer, the legacy he built lives on today.

On this week's episode of St. Croix Stories, we're talking all things Little Free Library. We're joined first by co-founder Rick Brooks, whose chance meeting with Todd Bol in Hudson many years ago changed both men's lives. While Rick is no longer officially affiliated with Little Free Library, his name will forever be synonymous with its creation.

We'll also hear from Greig Metzger, the current executive director of Little Free Library, as he shares more about the non-profit's mission, its growth, and the future of Little Free Library.

To learn more about Little Free Library or to find out how you can start your own library, go to littlefreelibrary.org.

Follow St. Croix Stories on Facebook and Instagram, and hear all episodes at stcroixstories.com.

Show Notes

Little Free Libraries can be found all over the world — there are more than 175,000 of the miniature libraries on all seven continents, including Antarctica — but this global phenomenon has its roots right here in Hudson.

Back in 2009, Hudson resident Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library in honor of his mother and put it in his front yard. After connecting with co-founder Rick Brooks, the two of them helped spread the Little Free Library craze throughout the Midwest and, eventually, around the world. While Todd unfortunately passed away in 2018 from cancer, the legacy he built lives on today.

On this week's episode of St. Croix Stories, we're talking all things Little Free Library. We're joined first by co-founder Rick Brooks, whose chance meeting with Todd Bol in Hudson many years ago changed both men's lives. While Rick is no longer officially affiliated with Little Free Library, his name will forever be synonymous with its creation.

We'll also hear from Greig Metzger, the current executive director of Little Free Library, as he shares more about the non-profit's mission, its growth, and the future of Little Free Library.

To learn more about Little Free Library or to find out how you can start your own library, go to littlefreelibrary.org.

Follow St. Croix Stories on Facebook and Instagram, and hear all episodes at stcroixstories.com.