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Open house at Little Free Library

Rick Brooks, left, and Todd Bol are the co-founders of the Little Free Library organization. Brooks, a University of Wisconsin outreach program manager, is the chair of the board. Bol is the executive director and a Hudson resident. (Photo by Randy Hanson for Hudson Star-Observer March 18, 2013)

The nerve center behind one of Hudson’s most popular exports will be opening its doors to the public.

Little Free Library will be holding its first-ever open house on Monday, Oct.12. The event, which runs from 1-7 p.m., will be held at Little Free Library’s headquarters at 573 County A, Suite 106, in Hudson.

Visitors will have the chance to meet staff at the nonprofit organization and get a look at unique creations, including a custom-made Little Free Library decorated by “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening. The event will also have micro-library kits for sale, along with offers for special-edition products.

Little Free Library has helped establish more than 32,000 miniature libraries placed in communities around the world, where people exchange books at a neighborhood level. The nonprofit recently launched its Literacy-Friendly Neighborhood campaign, which aims to broaden literacy efforts through Little Free Libraries.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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