Free The Little Free Library!
A 9-year-old boy in Kansas was forced to take down the Little Free Library he'd constructed in his yard after the local city council decided it was an illegal structure.
After returning from vacation, the Collins family found a letter from the city that said all structures not attached to a house are illegal in Leawood, KS, and that library had to be removed.
Whether or not fun, dancing, and the smile of a child are legal in Leawood is uncertain.
Little Free Libraries are small, mailbox-like bookshelves, usually placed outside with a "Take a Book, Leave a Book" borrowing policy.
Just in case you don't think the City Council is monstrous, here's what Spencer, the Little Free Library's Curator, had to say about reading:
It's kind of like I'm in a whole other world and I like that.
Concerned citizens of the world can certainly contact the Leawood City Council. Their emails are available here (jsut scroll down a bit).
image By: Sun, Yazhou
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