Who Are These People?
Well...they are builders, artists, stewards, book donors, borrowers, neighbors and friends in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and maybe your state very soon. They are the hardworking "us," and you're definitely part of the picture.
Start at the Beginning
The originators of this social enterprise are Todd Bol and Rick Brooks, both of whom have several decades of entrepreneurial and international experience. They first met in 2009 while exploring the benefits of green practices in small businesses, discovering that they shared a commitment to service and the quality of community life around the world.
Maestro de Manufacture
A pioneer in international trade, business and nursing education, Todd Bol applied his carpentry and business skills to build the first Libraries, find manufacturing help, supplies and recycled materials. Ideator. Possibility thinker. Want to know about building and maintaining a Little Library? He's your man. 715-338-2223
Let's Celebrate, He Says.
Having helped raise funds for village libraries in Sri Lanka and Mexico, Rick Brooks has been a long time supporter of literacy, social empowerment, youth and community development. Rick facilitates contacts with media, academic and nonprofit colleagues as well as potential sponsors. He recently retired as an Outreach Program Manager in Continuing Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 608-345-0750 email@example.com
Melissa Eystad's role with Little Free Library is to help build a sustainable infrastructure and resource base to help realize the mission of promoting literacy and community connections. Melissa is also president and founder of World Spirit Consulting which provides training, consultation and technical assistance in philanthropy, volunteer development and management of non-governmental organizations worldwide. She is the author of numerous articles and publications on volunteer administration, and has planned and delivered dozens of conferences and seminars.