Posted on October 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The founder of the Little Free Library movement passed away yesterday morning, just weeks after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library in honor of his mother, who always welcomed in neighborhood children, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

As his neighbors admired his creation, he first shared other libraries he built, then shared his inspiration across the country and the world.

His initial goal was to have 2,150 Little Free Libraries — that is, more than the number of Carnegie Libraries in the U.S., the Star-Tribune says in his obituary.

Within a decade, there were 75,000 Little Free Libraries in eighty-eight different countries.

Read the full story on the Star-Tribune’s website.

Categories: Today in Books

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