The pictures are in!
The national LFL organization sent in photos of some of the little libraries they’ll be loading up in Wisconsin and hauling down to Detroit as a gift to our project.
They are absolutely darling and we had to give you a sneak peak.
These little free libraries aren’t just cute, they are part of a prison-to-work program initiated by the Little Free Library organization in Wisconsin. Partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and with Governor Scott Walker’s “Read to Lead” initiative, inmates at the Prarie du Chien Correctional Institution built these as part of a vocational curriculum program.
So fqr they’ve created 120 libraries. Some of which will be on the trailer LFL founder Todd Bol is bringing to Detroit.
“These exciting gifts from Wisconsin assist Detroit as it works to become one of the nation’s leading Little Free Library centers. On November 5th- 7th, I will personally be in Detroit to deliver these unique 20 Little Free Libraries. I am thrilled to be part of the Detroit Little Libraries campaign as the city undertakes its many strategies to promote the city’s renaissance.”
We’re thrilled, too. Many thanks Todd. And thanks to the inmates at Prarie for their awesome work!