Little Free Libraries in Jacksonville
A campaign to promote reading by children and literacy for adults including accessible libraries has found a new home. The city of Jacksonville opened the newest Little Free Library today with mainly children and young adult books. The history of the Little Free Library movement goes back to 2009 in Wisconsin, where Todd Bol built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. That one little library has grown to more than 25,000 worldwide. Local organizers say residents can feel free to come by and "check out" a book. Read it, return it or keep it. Or leave a different book. The other libraries in town are located at the Pocket Park, across from the Police Station, Garrett Counseling across from the Jacksonville High School, and on Miss Annie's Drive.