Bolton’s Own Little Libraries (BOLLs)
Bolton’s Own Little Libraries
Bolton’s Own Little Libraries’ (BOLL) Group is a collection of people committed to stocking and caretaking small, self-service libraries in neighborhoods throughout Bolton. The idea for the BOLLs project came from Steve Madden, the Camel’s Hump Middle School Librarian, when the beloved Book Bus stopped bringing books to Bolton kids in the summer and he found out about an international project called Little Free Libraries. Subsequently, BOLLs were lovingly crafted by dozens of volunteers. Each library houses about four dozen books and operates under the “Take a Book, Leave a Book” policy. BOLLs are open 24 hour/day and have a wide array of books for all ages. Inventory is constantly changing as people exchange books, so you’ll have to come by to see what’s available. Best part? There’s no due date or late fees!
How do you find the BOLL nearest you? BOLLs are the brightly painted little boxes that are located at:
- The east end of Fernwood Manor
- 445 Duxbury Road
- At the top of Bolton Valley Access Road on the traffic circle in front of the hotel
- Half way down Notch Road
- Stage Road across from the Country Club Condominiums
- The Long Trail parking lot on Rt. 2 (aka Theodore Roosevelt Hwy)
- The Town Office
Leslie Pelch has generously created a map of all the locations. The map is available on the Bolton website, on the BOLL’s Facebook page, at the libraries, Smilie School, and at the Town Office.