The Detroit Little Libraries campaign successfully completed their Detroit 97 Schools Project, but there is still more to do. There are several new campaigns that are already underway. The goal of one is to put a Little Free Library at every police station in Detroit. The first to be installed was dedicated to a Captain’s daughter who passed away at the age of 8. Another campaign seeks to put as many little libraries as possible in the Highland Park community which has been without a city library for 15 years.
The Detroit Little Libraries campaign works with the Little Free Library organization which has grown into a global nonprofit promoting reading and education. Founded by Todd H. Bol, the nonprofit originally started as a dedication to Bol’s mother who was a teacher that had a passion for reading. Now there are over 60,000 little free libraries in all 50 states and in over 80 countries worldwide!
Let’s keep the love of reading and learning going! You can borrow a book from any Little Free Library, and return it to any other location. You can even pass along a copy of your favorite book to inspire someone else!