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Area children welcome to borrow books from Little Free Library

Marshall News Messsenger (TX)
There is a little library in the front yard of Eddie and Betty Waugh in Marshall. Earlier this year, Betty Waugh was watching a television program when she heard about the Little Free Library program from TV personality Rick Rowe. According to Waugh, the story of the Little Free Library is wide. It began in 2009, when Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books, put it on a post in his front yard, and had a sign on it, that said, "Free Books — Take One, Return One." It didn't take long for the project to become viral.

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