Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kansas city shuts down boy's 'little free library'

Little Free Library
Kansas city shuts down boy's 'little free library'
Today News: 6.20.2014 by Eun Kyung Kim

Good fences may make good neighbors, but little free libraries in the front yard may illicit complaints from them.

A 9-year-old Kansas boy was forced to remove a small community bookshelf from his front yard after local officials threatened to issue his family a citation because of their illegal "detached structure."

"They were going to charge us $25 a day, so we took it down," the boy's father, Brian Collins, told TODAY.

He and his wife helped their son, Spencer, put up the bookshelf on Mother's Day hoping to "encourage literacy, reading and community."

The little library, which was made by the boy's grandfather, was as big as an oversized birdhouse and had “take a book, leave a book” instructions taped to the front door. The bookshelf sat next to a park bench intended to provide a spot for readers to enjoy their books.  READ MORE !

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