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Published March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

PHOTO GALLERY: Little Free Library


Rick Brooks, left, and Todd Bol are the co-founders of the Little Free Library organization. Brooks, a University of Wisconsin outreach program manager, is the chair of the board. Bol is the executive director and a Hudson resident. Photos by Randy Hanson

  • Rick Brooks, left, and Todd Bol are the co-founders of the Little Free Library organization. Brooks, a University of Wisconsin outreach program manager, is the chair of the board. Bol is the executive director and a Hudson resident. Photos by Randy Hanson
  • Rick Brooks, standing, and Todd Bol discuss plans for the Little Free Library organization during Brooks’ recent visit to Hudson. The nonprofit has a small combination workshop, office and distribution center in the St. Croix Granite building at 573 County A in the town of Hudson. Photos by Randy Hanson
  • Two Little Free Libraries stand in the front lawn of the organization’s co-founder, Todd Bol. The Wisconsin Historical Museum has asked for the first Little Free Library that Bol built and put in front of his house on North Street in Hudson.
  • Little Free Library employee Elizabeth J. Kennedy prepares packets to send to people who have registered their libraries. They contain an official sign and charter number, along with other materials. The packets in the bin included ones bound for the Netherlands, Canada and Italy.
  • An official Little Free Library sign and two libraries mark the front of the organization’s studio at 573 County A.
  • A crew from Japanese public television came to Hudson High School last month to film students at work building Little Free Libraries that will be sent to Africa to promote literacy. Pictured with the crew is founder Tod Bol. Students of technical education teacher Aaron Haskins are building the libraries as part of their class work. Submitted photo
  • A few of the hundreds of newspaper and magazine stories that have been written about Little Free Library are posted on a bulletin board in the organization’s town of Hudson studio.
  • The Little Free Library in the lawn of the Phipps Inn on Second Street is one of about 20 in the Hudson area. The sign tells passersby to: “Take a book. Leave a book.”
  • A Little Free Library stands at the entrance to Hudson Hospital & Clinics.
  • Inmates at a correctional institution in Prairie du Chien built this Little Free Library. They’ve built 70 libraries — and counting — in what’s called the Goodmates program. Photos by Randy Hanson