Free Little Library dedicated in honor of Metro Market homicide victim

Free Little Library dedicated in honor of Metro Market homicide victim

Four months after Caroline Nosal was shot and killed outside of Metro Market in Madison, her family wants to give people a new way to remember her. They said one of her biggest passion was reading. Now they are helping spread that love of learning, all while keeping her memory alive.

With the snip of a ribbon Caroline Nosal’s Free Little Library was open for business.

“Thank you, we hope this means a lot, and we hope that Carrie meant a lot to you and she continues to mean a lot to us,” Amy Nosal, Caroline’s sister said.

The library box, filled with books and standing outside of Stoughton’s Pick N’ Save, was a labor of love built by friends, family and former co-workers. Many of the books in the library are Caroline’s own. 

“It was amazing, she liked everything, she would come up to me and say ‘Well, I’m reading Dante’s Inferno,'” Jim Nosal said. “Anytime we went on a trip … there weren’t video games we read and listened to audio books.”

The ceremony was filled with many tears, especially from her father. But, he smiled at times, remembering that this is just another chapter in honoring and remembering his daughter who loved to read.

“We hope people can come to love reading as much as Caroline did. Because I think that was one of the things she would’ve wanted to share with you if she was here with all of you,” Jim Nosal said.

Caroline worked Stoughton’s Pick N’ Save, before Metro Market. Her birthday would have been on May 1.  She would have been 25. Her family said this is a great gift.