Rotary Club
Tribute to Todd Bol
Todd Bol, founder of Little Free Library, was a longtime member of Hudson Rotary Club.  Here our members share their tributes.
Todd was an inspiration for all Rotarians locally, nationally, and internationally toward his crusade to get everyone reading.  And he never forgot it all started in his hometown of Hudson, Wisconsin which we couldn’t be more proud. - Kari Rambo
Several years ago we had an incoming Rotary group of 5 young professionals that were on an exchange visit from Australia.  They were hosted by our Rotary District and spent several days at the end of their month visit in the River Falls and Hudson area.  Being from Hudson I felt it only natural to expose them to Little Free Library.  I spoke with Todd, and he arranged for them to come to the office for a few hours one morning.  Not only did he tell them about the growth and power of LFL, but also they actually were able to assemble two libraries themselves.  Following the experience we all gathered with local Rotarians from Hudson and River Falls for lunch at Camp St Croix.  The wood glue was still fresh as they were auctioned off as support for the Rotary International effort to eradicate Polio.  They also returned to Australia with registered LFL plaques to be placed on little libraries at home.  Todd was a humble and generous man – and lived fully with the Rotary motto in mind... Service Above Self. - Rob Howard
Radio personality Doug Copeland shared this audio tribute of Todd here: