Detroit’s ‘Little Free Library’ campaign hopes to spread its good words across the city
by Karen Dybis
Detroit, get ready for a reading revolution – the kind that brings neighbors together, puts the city on the map for literacy and shows off our brainy muscles.
As you travel across the city in the weeks to come, you’re going to see these little boxes full of books starting to pop up across Detroit. It is the work of Detroit Little Free Libraries, a campaign to bring this unique project to Detroit in a big way. Organizers want to make Detroit the “Little Free Library” capital of the world with 313 installations across the city.
Founder Todd Bol was in town this week for a bunch of ceremonial digs and installations of the first of 20 Little Free Libraries; the first ones showed up in places such as Boston Edison, Palmer Park and North Rosedale Park in Detroit. Today, he and local organizers will be putting more in the ground at 1:30 today at the Ruth Ellis Drop-In center in Highland Park and another in Corktown.