Pictured is the Little Library Box located on the property south of the Hills American Legion. The box was constructed by Ray Vander Wolde.

little free library box installed in hills


The Little Library Box has been installed on the property south of the Hills American Legion and is ready to be filled with books to share.  

It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature stories. A Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by, pick up a book and bring another one back.

The Little Library Box is the brainstorm of Glenda Kuehl.

“I read about the Little Free Library in a tourism magazine and was intrigued by the idea for the community of Hills,” she said.

“I worked several years in the library at H-BC elementary and from my own experiences understood the importance of the love of reading for students and adults alike. Reading is the basis for much of the learning in school and out.”

She said she hopes it helps others pursue their passion for reading.

“Once I learned to love reading in third grade, my whole academic career changed and I credit my elementary librarian and my teacher for encouraging me to read,” Kuehl said.

“I did not have access to many books outside of the school.  When I read about this program, I was enthused about bringing the access of books to others in the community.”

Ray Vander Wolde built the box for the “Book Nook.”

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