SPOTSWOOD, NJ - "Take a book, leave a book," that is the motto of the Little Free Library that first began in 2009. Its creator, Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built the first red school house as a tribute to his mother. Bol's mom was a teacher that loved to spread the joy of reading to her students and beyond. From one simple school house with books inside stationed in a front yard to share with neighbors, spread a movement that has grown to almost 25,000 worldwide by January of 2015. The goal of the movement is to both promote literacy as well as the pleasure of reading all while instilling a sense of community.
Local couple, David and Micky Miessler, are bringing the Little Free Library to Spotswood. Residents are invited to visit the inviting wooden school house on 269 Burlington Avenue to grab a new book to read or leave a book to read.