Learn How to Create A Free Public Library


    Todd Bol, is scheduled to meet members of the community from 2-4 p.m., March 14, at Church of the Annunciation in Lewisville to talk about the social movement he started, Little Free Library. 

    "We'll have a few short presentations where people will talk about their Little Free Libraries and how it's used by their communities, and we'll feature ours," the Rev. Leslie Stewart said. "We will then go to view the one at the Salvation Army in Lewisville and learn how it serves the homeless and underserved population in the Lewisville area." 

    The tiny libraries are housed in a waterproof structure that resembles a colorful birdhouse and are erected in neighborhoods, near schools and business districts. The library works on the honor system with neighbors adding books to the collection and borrowing books for their reading pleasure. The idea has caught fire and there is now more than 15,000 outlets in 60 countries, according to an article in the Saturday Evening Post online magazine. 

    The libraries aim to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges accessible to everyone.