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    Wis. man's Little Free Library copied worldwide

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read...lang=en&page=1

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — It started as a simple tribute to his mother, a teacher and bibliophile. Todd Bol put up a miniature version of a one-room schoolhouse on a post outside his home in this western Wisconsin city, filled it with books and invited his neighbors to borrow them.

    They loved it, and began dropping by so often that his lawn became a gathering spot. Then a friend in Madison put out some similar boxes and got the same reaction. More home-crafted libraries began popping up around Wisconsin's capital.

    Three years later, the whimsical boxes are a global sensation. They number in the thousands and have spread to at least 36 countries, in a testimonial to the power of a good idea, the simple allure of a book and the wildfire of the internet.

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    Thank you for sharing this lovely story, what a brilliant idea. I just love books and sharing them with others brings me joy!

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    Thanks for sharing. It's truly a heartwarming story! And......an AWESOME idea!!

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    Wow! My dh and I drove by one of these just a few days ago in our neighborhood. I thought it was the coolest idea! I plan to use it!

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