The Little Free Library nonprofit organization was founded ten years ago in Hudson, Wisconsin by my brother, Todd, with heaps of support from his wife, children, and extended family. Hudson-based Little Free Library has much to be proud of. It operates as a central network for many little libraries, tells the stories of little libraries through a successful social media network, and expands ideas for library stewards all over the world. The Bol family personally and professionally endorses all the good work of Hudson-based Little Free Library. We are pleased with their growing financial success, staff, and array of services.
Well over a year ago, Todd and I started talking about developing a new little library organization. This was long before he fell ill, and when he had way more ideas than was able to find a home for. Together we came up with the name “Share With Others” to explore a new approach to front yard sharing libraries, focusing on Todd’s specific vision of social entrepreneurship that includes an ability to move forward at a fast pace. Share With Others is now a reality (as of 1–2-19, Todd’s birthday) dedicated to advancing innovations in little libraries and finding new communities to serve. Moreover, the Bol family is honoring Todd by creating the Foundation for Front Yard Sharing. My brother’s visionary ideas will now have a home to expand from simply sharing books, to sharing hope itself.