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[(Left to right) Lincoln Augustine, 6, Lucy Wold, 10, Halle Augustine, 7, Grant Augustine, 4, Jenny Wold and Adam Wold, 13, stand in front of the Little Free Library in the front yard of the Wold's Elburn home.]
When she learned of this worldwide phenomenon called Little Free Library, she fell in love with the idea. She knew it was something she wanted to bring to her community.
“I told my husband about it and hinted that it would make a great gift for me someday,” Wold said. “This past Christmas, I received my Little Free Library kit from my family and was able to register it, put it together and place it in my front yard in May.”
Wold gets most of her books through donation and rotates the books several times a week. She has mostly children’s books inside the Little Free Library, but she also has some for adults and young adults.
“Since the adults are bringing the kids to the Little Free Library, I want to be sure there are books in there for them to borrow as well,” she said.
The first Little Free Library was created by Todd H. Bol in 2009. In 2012, Bol started the nonprofit organization and according to the Little Free Library website, there are now over 50,000 registered Little Free Libraries in all 50 states and 70 countries.