In a Nutshell Blog
Thank You Todd Bol!
In 2009, Todd Bol opened the very first Little Free Library outside his home in Hudson, Wisconsin, sparking a movement of, "Take a Book, Return a Book," that spread across the United States and the world. On Thursday, October 18, 2018, Bol lost his battle to cancer. In his memory, we reflect on our own Little Free Library journey in the hopes that we continue his movement by spreading the gift of books to our neighbors.
Oakhill's Little Free Library came to be in 2013 as a project planned and executed by the Student Council. As one of the first registered Little Free Libraries in the greater Kansas City area, first in the Northland, Oakhill students wanted to make sure that the entire community knew that Oakhill's Little Free Library was their Free Library too. The students walked the neighborhood, sharing the details of their project to local businesses and residents. Their primary goal was to encourage literacy for everyone.
Our Little Free Library is YOUR Little Free Library!
You can find our free library in front of the Main Campus Building in the Circle Drive under the flagpole. Feel free to grab a book at drop off or pick up, better yet, come a little early or stay a little late on a beautiful day to do a little reading on one of the nearby benches.
The Free Library currently has a variety of books from every genre making it suitable for readers of all ages! If you notice the library getting low, please help us replenish it by restocking with old favorites from your book collections. We strive to encourage the love of reading and take pride in our local community; this library is a perfect example of bringing a community together through the love of reading.
To learn more about our Little Free Library, contact Mrs. Feaster or the main office!
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