Books inside pigeon house-shaped shelves were placed at the reception area of the Army General Hospital, as the Little Free Library (LFL) was launched by its founder and formally received by the commanders of AGH and Civil- Military Operations Group (CMOG), in a simple ceremony on November 23, 2016.
The first LFL in the Philippine Army, Col Thomas R Sedano Jr, CMOG group commander, finds it more fitting for the project to cater to soldier-patients, their families and personnel of the AGH, to ease the boredom of staying in their beds that he presented the idea to Col Leo Edwin T Torrelavega, AGH commander, who expressed his enthusiasm and gratefulness for the gesture. The project espouses love for reading and exchange of books that bolsters bond among neighbors as the case may be.
The LFL was unintentionally founded by Mr Todd Bol in 2009 after putting up a front-yard book exchanges to share books with his neighbors. The positive reaction of his neighbors on the miniature library received an overwhelming response that he built 30 more and gave them away to a broad range of neighborhoods. From then on, each year, an estimated 16 million books are shared in LFL book exchanges worldwide.




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