Get Together

Today, there are more than 80,000 Little Free Libraries in 91 countries. But the movement began with just one man in Wisconsin.

Episode Summary

To learn more about how Little Free Library grew from one man in Wisconsin to 80,000 stewards worldwide, we caught up with Margret Aldrich, who leads Marketing & Communication for Little Free Library and wrote "The Little Free Library Book."

Episode Notes

"The Get-Together" is a podcast about the nuts and bolts of community building. Hosts Bailey Richardson and Kevin Huynh of People & Company ask organizers who have built exceptional communities about just how they did it. How did they get the first people to show up? How did they grow to thousands more members?

In 2009, Todd Bol erected the very first Little Free Library book exchange in his front yard in Hudson, Wisconsin. Crafted from an old wooden garage door he didn't want to throw out, Todd built the little library as an ode to his late mother, a schoolteacher and lifelong reader.

Todd watched as the simple concept resonated with his neighbors. Soon people were asking Todd for their own little libraries. By the time of Todd's death in October 2018, there were more than 75,000 registered Little Free Library book exchanges around the world in 88 countries.

To learn more about how Todd's simple idea turned into a global movement, we caught up with Margret Aldrich, who leads Marketing & Communication for the organization and authored The Little Free Library Book.

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