Hudson, Wis.-based Little Free Library heading to Africa

Hudson-based Little Free Library is following the success of its book exchanges in the U.S. with an initiative to establish more than 2,500 of its little libraries in Africa.

The nonprofit has teamed up with Books For Africa in St. Paul. The two groups plan to begin shipping the libraries to a number of African countries, starting with Ghana, where one woman already has set up 52 book exchanges.

"People are excited (in Ghana)," said Todd Bol, co-founder of Little Free Library. "They find it delightful to get the books out to the kids."