Two years ago Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library and placed it in the front yard of his Hudson, WI home in honor of his mother, a former teacher and book lover who died more than a decade ago.
Now, Little Free Libraries can be found in more than 40 states and 20 countries. One has even popped up in Burnsville at 202 West Burnsville Parkway.
The concept of the miniature libraries are simple: take a book, leave a book. The mission? To promote literacy, a love of reading and build a sense of community.