HUDSON, Wis., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Little Free Library's work to establish communities of literacy around the country and the world, The Library of Congress has issued a commendation to the nonprofit book exchange creators for effective implementation of best practices in literacy and reading promotion.
"For an organization that builds some of the smallest libraries around, it's quite an honor to be recognized by the largest library in the world," said Todd H. Bol, who built the first Little Free Library out of scrap wood in memory of his mother, and went on to found the now global nonprofit dedicated to encouraging communities to read.
As part of the award, Little Free Library is included in The Library of Congress's Best Practices in Literacy 2015 publication. The Best Practices publication highlights examples of how a program can successfully use evidence-based approaches to further literacy and reading.
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards began in 2013 to help support organizations working to alleviate the problems of illiteracy both in the United States and worldwide.
Little Free Library is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to connect neighborhoods around the love of reading by placing free book exchanges worldwide. Currently, the organization is working to increase the number of Little Free Libraries in the United States and around the globe, including an initiative to place 100,000 of their book exchanges across America by the end of 2016. To learn more about the Library of Congress recognition and how to be involved in the Little Free Library mission please visit: www.littlefreelibrary.org.
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