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Little Free Library co-founder donates books to ‘Library’ in La Crosse

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – This week the Children's Museum of La Crosse got a Little Free Library.

It's a free book exchange to promote literacy and a love of reading.

People can borrow books at no cost, and they are encouraged to donate books to the collection.

Sunday, Todd Bol, co-founder of the Little Free Library movement, dropped off some books for the new library.

He and Rick Brooks founded the movement back in 2010, and estimates there are more than 15,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide.

Bol said it's important to encourage kids to read.

"They just are delighted to see these, they get excited. They pull open the door like it's a little present and they can do that virtually every day of the year," Bol said. And so we can see kids delighted, excited, thrilled."

La Crosse area resident Mike Jorgenson built the library in the Children's Museum, and Michele Nauman's family painted it.

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