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Todd Bol holds the Innovations in Reading prize that was presented to Little Free Library at the National Book Awards program in New York City in mid-November. Behind Bol are framed copies of a few of the thousands of stories about the Hudson-based nonprofits that have appeared in publications. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Fame and awards mount for Little Free Library


It’s hard to keep up with Little Free Library’s meteoric rise in the world of books.

A little more than a year ago, Todd Bol was building the miniature libraries on the deck of his house near the St. Croix River in Hudson.

Now the nonprofit organization he co-founded has a 4,000-square-foot headquarters in the town of Hudson, along with 10 employees.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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